• has internationally made a name for herself worldwide as a composer, pianist, poet and visual artist
• her kaleidoscopic personal style echoes Shostakovichs tonal language, with experimental and colourful harmony and instrumentation
• many works are extra-musically inspired, for example the unusual choral cycles 72 Angels "In splendore lucis" and Goetia 72 "In umbra lucis" wrestle with angels and demons
• her ECHO award-winning ballet music The Little Mermaid, composed for John Neumeier, circled the globe, as well as the orchestral work Icarus
• soloists such as Leonidas Kavakos, Vadim Gluzman, Hilary Hahn, Kim Kashkashian and Gautier Capucon and conductors such as Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alan Gilbert, Marin Alsop, Dmitri and Vladimir Jurowski and Edward Gardner have conducted her works
• received the Hindemith Prize and the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship
• the World Economic Forum named her a Young Global Leader in 2007 and a Cultural Leader in 2014.
Works by Lera Auerbach include:
4th Symphony „Arctica“ (2019) for orchestra
Requiem (Dresden – Ode to Peace) (2012) for soli, choirs and orchestra
Gogol (2010) Opera in three acts
Dialoge mit Stabat Mater (2005) for violin, viola, vibraphone and string orchestra
Works by Lera Auerbach are published by Boosey & Hawkes / Sikorski.
Looking Ahead: 50th birthday (21 Oct); world premiere of Flights of the Angakok in Amsterdam with the Netherlands Chamber Choir (12 Oct); Auerbach festival with eight concerts in The Hague (15-22 Oct); German premiere of Symphony No. 6 “Vessels of Light” with Dresden Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Choir conducted by François Leleux in Dresden (11 Nov)
“The composer and interpreter reach the audience’s soul in a personal way, creating a unique bridge to their own life experiences." — Lera Auerbach
Please also visit Lera Auerbach’s website at leraauerbach.com