Uri Brener

Uri Brener Composer/pianist/arranger Uri Brener was born 1974 in Moscow and has been playing the piano since the age of four. His first compositional attempts go back to the age of seven, and his first acclaimed opuses appeared at the age of 12 (among them symphonic pieces, piano and chamber music). After studying and performing in Russia, Germany and Holland, he then moved to Israel, where he got his PhD with excellence in composition.

Uri Brener's music is performed worldwide: Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France, Holland, Canada, USA, Australia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Russia, Serbia, Croatia, among others in such venues as MOMA in New York, Capitolini Museum in Rome, Philharmonic Tschaikovsky Hall and State Tretyakov Gallery of Moscow, Staatliche Antikensammlungen in Munich, Akademie der Schoene Kunste in Berlin, Tel-Aviv Art Museum and others).
Among performers of his music there are distinguished orchestras and ensembles:
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Frédéric Chaslin, Moscow Soloists under Juri Bashmet, Israel Chamber Orchestra as well as “Tel-Aviv Soloists” orchestra, , “Continuum” ensemble (NY, USA), New Julliard Ensemble (NY, USA), “Aviv” quartet Igudesman and Joo Duo, Blumina Trio (Germany) among others, as well as soloists such as Sergey Nakaryakov (France), Sergey Ostrovsky (Switzerland), Anton Dressler (Italy), Rachel Mercer (Canada), Arkady Shilkloper (Russia), Kristina Reiko Cooper (Israel–USA), Evgenia Epstein (Israel-Croatia), Noam Buchman (Israel) and more.
Uri has written large variety of compositions (over hundred) in wide range of styles and genres, which include piano-, chamber-, vocal-, choral-, symphonic-, electro-acoustic, crossover-, experimental- and other kinds of music. His works list include: three piano sonatas, two Piano Concertos, Violin Concerto, few symphonic poems, four string quartets, three double concertos, Sinfonia Concertante “Faust” alongside with chamber pieces for most solo instruments and voices, as well as their different combinations and ensembles, Oratorio “Shunamit”, a musical fairy tale / ballet “The Prince of Soup and a Magic Stone” and much more.
Uri has also produced dozens of different kinds of arrangements in different styles for different ensembles, varying from a transcription of the famous “Carmina Burana” by C. Orff for a small symphonic orchestra and arrangements for choir, down to jazz and crossover arrangements, be it a Big-Band, vocal- or a combo-jazz ensemble. His transcription of the Carmina Burana was performed numerously in most prestigious halls in Israel such as the Tel-Aviv Opera house by Israeli Sinfonietta Orchestra under maestro Doron Salomon in cooperation with the Kamea Dance company and by other orchestras.

Brener has also composed two suites for flute and jazz trio in a crossover genre, first of which, “Jazz Sebastian Bach”, was commissioned and recorded by the renown flutist Noam Buchman together with Uri`s jazz trio Tabula Rasa and highly praised by both national and international media; it was published by the Harmonia Music in London. The second, “Clazzic Suite”, was commissioned by the Munich based crossover ensemble by the same name lead by a flutist Martina Silvester and is based upon iconic classical works such as Debussy`s “Syrinx”, Stravinsky`s “Firebird” and other works by Bach, Mozart and others and will be released as a CD this year.
Uri has participated as a teacher and lecturer in international workshops and master classes; he was invited as a special guest by festivals and was selected to be a member of a Jury for international and national composition competitions. Uri joins occasionally broadcasts on Israeli classical music channel `Kol HaMusika` presenting his own music, improvisations and the music by other artists, he has also appeared in TV shows. His compositions have been released on numerous CDs by such labels as "Naxos", "Albany records" and "Eighth Note".

Uri won a series of highly prestigious awards and scholarships among them the Prime Minister Prize for composition twice (2006 and 2017), an ACUM Award, which he has been awarded three times (2008, 2010 and 2015, an International Mozart Award from the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, and more.
In 2007 Uri has been appointed a composer in residence of the Israeli Sinfonietta Orchestra of Beer-Sheba, Israel.
Since 2016 he is a music director of the Mikro Theater in Jerusalem. In 2017 Uri also became a director of the oldest conservatory in Israel, Ron Shulamit, in Jerusalem.
brener@012.net.il
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Compositions

TitleCategoriesSerial  
11 o'clock, for marimba solo
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Solo998 Click to View Details
7-11 and much later, for Harpsicord or Piano Solo4377a Click to View Details
7-11 and much later, for Harpsicord or Piano Solo4377b Click to View Details
Aphorismes, for piano Solo980 Details
Aquarelles, for piano Solo991 Details
At the Afternoon, for piano Solo984 Details
At the Water, for marimba solo
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Solo997 Click to View Details
Au dèbut et á la fin, for piano Solo993 Details
Au début et à la fin, transcription for two pianos Chamber Music / Ensemble1854 Details
Auka, for Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3632 Details
Awareness, for piano Solo2386 Click to View Details
Ballade, for cello and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4418 Click to View Details
Barren Landscape, for Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4370 Click to View Details
Barren Landscape, for tuba & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble2443 Click to View Details
Brass Quintet, for two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba Chamber Music / Ensemble4388 Click to View Details
Cantaben Variations (on a theme by Raimond Llull), for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, percussion and string quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble4380 Click to View Details
Capriccio, for Piano Solo4375 Click to View Details
Chamber Symphony Chamber Orchestra3160 Click to View Details
Chamber Symphony, for Chamber Orchestra (Small orchestra version) Chamber Orchestra4432 Click to View  MP3 Details
City of Mystics, for flute, harp and chamber orchestra Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra4414 Click to View Details
Das Opfer, for soprano, violin & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble992 Click to View Details
Deceptions, for Trumet and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4373 Click to View Details
Departing From Shostakovich Station, for piano Solo3635 Click to View Details
Dialogues a7, for seven players Chamber Music / Ensemble4415 Click to View Details
Dialogues, for bassoon & cello Chamber Music / Ensemble2384 Details
Dialogues, version for violin and cello Chamber Music / Ensemble4398 Click to View Details
Eight Preludes, for piano Solo2003 Click to View Details
Eine kleine Nachtsarabande, for piano Solo986 Details
Elegy, for Piano Solo4376 Click to View Details
Enchanted Flame, for piano Solo987 Details
Epilogue, for Violin Solo Solo4139 Click to View Details
Equinox, for 4-10 celli Chamber Music / Ensemble2469 Click to View Details
Equinox, for Cello solo with electronic delay Solo, Electro-Acoustic2469b Details
Exodos, for Violin, Clarinet in A, Horn & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4140 Click to View Details
Fantasia for Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble1236 Details
Five Pieces, for clarinet solo Solo1238 Details
For Ingrid, for piano Solo982 Details
Form, Color & Light, for piano Solo994 Click to View Details
Fuer Elise, for Piano Solo4372 Click to View Details
Imponderability (Cantus II), for piano Solo4387 Click to View Details
In der Schneefeldern, for tenor & piano, 1993, version 1998 Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal1239 Details
In search of the Chaconne, for two violins, viola, viola da gamba and harpsichord Chamber Music / Ensemble4396 Click to View Details
In search of the Chaconne, version for two violins, viola, cello and harpsichord Chamber Music / Ensemble4411 Click to View Details
Interludium No.1, for piano Solo985 Details
Interludium No.2, for piano Solo989 Details
Lamento, for string orchestra String Orchestra1349 Details
Little Wind Quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Wind Quintet981 Click to View Details
Melody, for cello and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4417 Click to View Details
Metamorphosis, for clarinet solo Solo2211 Details
Monologue for Cello solo Solo4491 Click to View Details
Northern Wind, Improvisation and Raga for Harp solo Solo4492 Click to View Details
Northern Wind, Improvisation and Raga for Harp solo (shorter version) Solo4493 Click to View Details
On the Other Side of Sound, for wind quintet & string quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quintet, Wind Quintet1396 Details
Perelandra Tale (Cantus V), version for piano Solo4395 Click to View Details
Perelandra Tale, for Clarinet in A, Violin & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4138 Click to View Details
Piano Concerto No.1 Symphony Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra4416 Click to View Details
Piano Sonata No. 1 "Catharsis" Solo2241 Click to View Details
Poema, for cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble2212 Details
Prelude, for piano Solo1400 Click to View Details
Preludium, Fantasia & Fuga, for 9 players Chamber Music / Ensemble1340 Details
Psalm 13, for mezzo-soprano and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal4412 Click to View Details
Psalm 23, for mezzo-soprano and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal4413 Click to View Details
Psalm No.150, for choir &orchestra Symphony Orchestra, Choir, Orchestra with Choir977 Details
Psalm No.6, for choir &orchestra Symphony Orchestra, Choir, Orchestra with Choir976 Details
Quasi Ostinato, for recorders quintet and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4385 Click to View Details
Quasi Ostinato, version for two pianos Chamber Music / Ensemble4386 Details
Rasheli, for Piano Solo4374 Click to View Details
Rememberance No.1, for marimba solo
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Solo996 Click to View Details
Reverie, for piano Solo1408 Click to View Details
Rex, for piano Solo3196 Details
Riddles, for clarinet & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble1351 Click to View Details
Scherzo, for piano Solo2385 Click to View Details
Serenade, for piano Solo990 Details
Sketches, for violin & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble1395 Details
Sonata for Violin and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4410 Click to View Details
Sonata, for viola and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4397 Click to View Details
Stars Sonata, for piano Solo2467 Details
String Quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet979 Click to View Details
Three Ballet Scenes, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, marimba & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble995 Click to View Details
Three Pieces for Piano ("Ballade", "Album Leaf", "Melody") Solo4371 Click to View Details
Three rememberances, for marimba solo
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Solo999 Click to View Details
Trakai Castle, for piano Solo983 Details
Tranquillity, Symphonic Poem, for symphony orchestra Symphony Orchestra2382 Details
Triptych (Sonata No. 2), for piano Solo1237 Click to View Details
Triptych, version for oboe, bassoon and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4391 Click to View Details
Triptych, version for piano trio Chamber Music / Ensemble4390 Click to View Details
Two Psalms, for choir &orchestra Symphony Orchestra, Choir, Orchestra with Choir978 Details
Valse étincelante, for piano Solo4389 Click to View Details
Violin Concerto Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra4495 Click to View Details
Vocalise, for horn and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4384 Click to View Details
Vocalise, for tuba and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4381 Click to View Details
Vocalise, version for Cello and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4382 Click to View Details
Vocalise, version for Flute and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4383 Click to View Details
Warm Snow, for piano Solo988 Details
When Stones Dream, for oboe, horn, cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble1409 Details