Composer / pianist / arranger Uri Brener was born 1974 in Moscow
and has been playing the piano since the age of four.
After studying and performing in Russia, Germany and Holland,
Uri moved to Israel, where he got his PhD cum laude in composition
from the University of Bar-Ilan.
Uri`s music is performed worldwide, among performers of his music
are Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Metha, Jerusalem
Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, “Tel-Aviv Soloists”
orchestra, “Aviv” quartet, “Continuum” ensemble (NY, USA), New
Julliard Ensemble (NY, USA), Igudesman & Joo Duo, Sergey Nakaryakov
(France) and many others.
Among his works: three piano sonatas, two violin sonatas,
three Piano Concertos, Concerto for Violin, two Double Concertos,
Psalms Symphony, “Faust-Concerto”, many chamber pieces, Oratorio
“Shunamit“, symphonic poems and much more.
Uri has won a series of prestigious awards and scholarships, among
them the 2006 and 2017 Israel Prime Minister Prize for composition,
an ACUM award, which he has been awarded three times (2008, 2010
and 2015) and many others.
Since 2007 Uri served as composer in residence of the Israeli
Sinfonietta and since 2016 he was a music director of the `Mikro`
Theater in Jerusalem.
In 2017 Uri became the director of the oldest conservatory in Israel –
“Ron Shulamit” (Jerusalem).