Boris Pigovat

Boris Pigovat (b.1953, Odessa, USSR) studied at the Gnessin Music Institute (Academia of Music) in Moscow. Between 1978 and 1990 he lived in Tadjikistan.
In 1988 he won the special distinction diploma at the International Composers Competition in Budapest for his composition "Musica dolorosa No. 2" for Trombone quartet. Boris Pigovat immigrated to Israel in 1990. In 1995 he got the Prize of ACUM (Israeli ASCAP) for his composition Requiem “The Holocaust” .
In 2000 he got the prize of Prime Minister of State of Israel. In 2002 he received his Ph.D. degree from Bar-Ilan University (Israel). Many of his works have been performed throughout the world. His composition "Massada" took place at ISCM "World music days 2000" festival in Luxembourg and at WASBE 2003 CONFERENCE in Jönköping (Sweden).
The world premiere of Requiem “The Holocaust” for Viola & Symphony Orchestra took place at the Memorial evening dedicated to the Babiy Yar tragedy (Kiev, 2.10.2001, soloist – Rainer Moog). The symphonic picture “Wind of Yemen” was performed at the Asian Music Festival 2003 in Tokyo. Two of his pieces was performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall: “Prayer” and “Song of the Sea” (world premiere, 2005). He got 2005 ACUM Prize for “Song of the Sea”.

Among his works are: Oratorio "Eichah" ("Jeremiah's Lamentations") for narrator, soprano, chorus & symphony orchestra(2001); Requiem “The Holocaust” for viola & symphony orchestra (1994-1995); Symphony No.1 "Memorial" for symphony orchestra (1987); Symphony No. 2 for string orchestra (1989/90); "Musica Dolorosa" for chamber orchestra (1987); "Jerusalem" - Fantasia for symphony orchestra (1993); "Tachanun" ("Supplication") for symphony orchestra (1996); "Massada" - Poem for symphonic wind band (1997); "Wind of Yemen" - Picture for symphonic wind band (2000); “Dies Irae” - Poem for symphonic wind band (2001); “Dedicated to M. Chagall” - Jewish Rhapsody for symphonic wind band (2003); “On Mount Sinai” – Poem for symphonic wind band (2004); “Song of the Sea” – Poem for symphonic wind band (2005); “Four Fairy-Tales” for symphonic wind band (2005),"Nigun" for string orchestra (1996); "Toccata" for string orchestra (1997); “5th Jeremiah’s Lamentation” for string orchestra (2000); "Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" for violin & symphony orchestra (1997); “Dedicated to M. Chagall” – Jewish Rhapsody for chamber orchestra (2002) ; Trio for violin, violoncello & piano (1976); Sonata for violin and piano (1980); Sonata for piano (1988); "By the Rivers of Babylon" for mixed a-cappella choir (1991); “Prayer” for violin (or viola) & piano (1994); "Shulamit" for flute, bassoon & harp (1996); "The Wandering Stars" for harp (1996).
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Compositions

TitleCategoriesSerial  
Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", for violin & symphony orchestra Symphony Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra1230 Details
Chaconne, for string orchestra (from Symphony No.2) String Orchestra302 Details
Dafna, Poem for piano Solo247 Details
Dedicated to M. Shagal (Hava Nagila), Jewish Rhapsody for Chamber Orchestra Chamber Orchestra3161 Details
Fantasia "Kinneret's Songs", for wind orchestra Wind Orchestra2567 Details
Hava Nagila, Fantasy on a Jewish theme, for wind orchestra Wind Orchestra272 Click to View Details
Meditation, for Trombone & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3726 Details
Musica dolorosa No. 2, for 4 trombones Chamber Music / Ensemble167 Click to View Details
Musica dolorosa, for chamber orchestra (2nd version) Chamber Orchestra303 Details
Musica Dolorosa, for Symphony Orchestra Symphony Orchestra304 Details
Nigun, for string orchestra String Orchestra537 Details
Nigun, for viola solo Solo3945 Details
Nigun, for violin solo Solo847 Details
Nocturne, for piano Solo3935 Details
On the Rivers of Babylon, for mixed choir a cappella
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Choir222 Click to View Details
Pastorale & Burlesque, for wind orchestra Wind Orchestra1300 Details
Pastorale, for flute & harp Chamber Music / Ensemble630 Details
Pastorale, for flute & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble631 Details
Prayer, for Cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble343 Details
Prayer, for Cello Solo, Harp & String Orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra415 Details
Prayer, for viola & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble342 Details
Prayer, for viola solo, harp & string orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra416 Details
Remembrance Day, Fantasia for Wind Orchestra Wind Orchestra3374 Details
Shalom aleykhem, traditional song arr. for wind orchestra Wind Orchestra2926 Click to View  MP3 Details
Shulamit, for flute, bassoon & harp Chamber Music / Ensemble724 Details
Sonata for Piano Solo1296 Click to View Details
Symphony No.2, for string orchestra String Orchestra300 Details
The Heroic Song, Poem for symphonic wind band Wind Orchestra1301 Details
The Little Mermaid, for string orchestra String Orchestra553 Details
The Scarlet Sail, for violin & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble376 Details
The Silent Music, for clarinet (A) & harp Chamber Music / Ensemble887 Details
The Silent Music, for viola & harp Chamber Music / Ensemble886 Details
The Silent Music, for violin & harp Chamber Music / Ensemble884 Details
The Silent Music, for violin & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble885 Details
The Wandering Stars, for harp solo Solo725 Click to View Details
Toccata for percussion instruments & symphonic Wind Band Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, Wind Orchestra3717 Details
Toccata, for string orchestra String Orchestra1226 Details
Trio, for Violin, Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble364 Details
Tsfat, for violin and string orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra3727 Click to View Details
Variations "Jonatan", for string orchestra String Orchestra552 Details
Waltz, for string orchestra (from Symphony No.2) String Orchestra301 Details
Yizkor, for 3 marimbas (6 esec.) & timpani Chamber Music / Ensemble597 Click to View Details