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  • January, 18 2018 – Uri will be joining the performance of the Carlo Menotti`s opera “Medium” as an accompanying pianist at the Opera Exam Festival Budapest which will take place at the Ferenz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary.


  • December 2017 – Uri`s  Jazz Sebastian Bach is now available for purchase at last! It has been published by the Harmonia Books & Music in London and is to be obtained via the website HERE.
  • October 2017 – A promotional short film about Uri Brener has been released for the occasion of him being awarded Prime-Minister Composers` Award 2017 –  for the second time. You can watch it HERE
  • September 2017 – It was just announced that Uri won a prestigious
    Prime-Minister Composers` Award 2017 –  for the second time.
    The receipt ceremony will be held on September 25, at the
    Fine Arts Center Hall “Alma” in Zichron Yakov, as a part of Israeli Music Festival.
  • September 12, 2017 – Another review on the same performance of Uri`s
    “Clazzic Suite” by the Clazzic Ensemble at the Montfort Jazzclub in Langenargen Castle, Germany  – by the Schwä 
  • September 8, 2017 – Nice review on another successful performance of Uri`s Second Jazz Suite for flute (“The Clazzic Suite”) by the Clazzic Ensemble at the Montfort Jazzclub in Langenargen Castle, Germany  – by the 
  • June 12, 2017 – It was just announced that Uri`s Four Homages for string quartet was chosen together with nine other quartets to be performed in “Arsenal” Hall of Nizhny Novgorod (branch of National Center of Contemporary Arts) by the Cantando string quartet.
  • April 04, 2017 8:35 am, Uri`s Poem and Vocalise for cello and piano – broadcast by the National Classical Music  channel  Kol Hamusika
  • March 23, 2017 – Uri`s Chacone alla Zappa for 2 harpsichords is out on the CD now and is performed at its presentation by Marina Minkin and David Shemer as a part of the Bach festival Jerusalem 2017 at Mishkenot Shaananim (1:30 pm).
    For CD purchase please go HERE


  • December 12, 2016 Premiere of a musical `Budapest Boats` by Roi Cohen arranged and orchestrated by Uri Brener at the Musical Festival Bat-Yam 2016
  • November 26, 2016 –  Czech premiere of Uri`s Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra  at the Janáček Music Academy of Brno with the Mocheles Chamber orchestra under Barak Tal and Vienna Philharmony soloist Tomas Vyklat (violin) and Jan Zlamal on cello.
  • November 15, 2016  –  Ukrainian premiere of Lamento for string orchestra at the Lviv Philharmony with Collegium Musicum Orchestra conducted by Sergey Ostrovsky
  • November 08, 2016 – Uri`s Metamorphosis – broadcast by the National Classical Music  channel  Kol Hamusika
  • November 02, 2016 – solo recital with Uri`s piano works at the world famous STATE TRETYAKOV GALLERY in Moscow next to Shagal\Malevich Hall at the exhibition opening of Russian-French-Israeli artist Alexander Aisenstat
  • June 21, 2016 – Uri`s Poem and Vocalise for cello and piano – broadcast by the National Classical Music  channel  Kol Hamusika 
  • June 2, 2016 – World premiere of Uri`s piece Deceptions for Trumpet and Piano at the ITG conference, Anaheim, CA by Mr. Robert Frear (director of Brass Studies and Associate Professor of Music at the California State University)
  • May 16, 2016 – A children play Symphony Soup with Uri`s music (stage director  – Hanoch Reim) premiered at the Akko City Hall
  • April 07, 2016 –  Uri performed a wonderfully received solo piano recital at the Bocconi University of Milano concert series, performing pieces by  Frescobaldy, Raimon de Llull, Shostakovich, Bartok and his own compositions, intertwining them with free improvisation.
  • February 17-18, 2016 – a laudatory critic article on the Uri`s Violin Concerto in HAARETZ
  • February 17-18, 2016 – World premiere of the Violin Concerto  (commission by the Israeli Ministry of Culture) with Sergey Ostrovsky as a soloist and the Israeli Chamber Orchestra under maestro Ariel Zuckermann

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  • December 2015 – Renown Tel Aviv Soloists  orchestra gets the best israeli composition performance Prize of Eden Partosh for the performance of Uri`s Chamber Symphony
  • December 02 and 09, 2015 – Serbian premiere of Uri`s Poem for cello and piano in Zrenjanin and in Subotica respectively; Dina Suklar Wiesike – cello and Christoph M.W. Jahn – piano
  • November 11, 2015 – Uri`s Psalm 23: broadcast by the National Classical Music  channel  Kol Hamusika 
  • September 27, 2015 – The complete CD A Walk broadcast by the National Classical Music  channel  Kol Hamusika 
  • August 03, 2015 – Uri`s Perelandra Tale solo piano version from CD  A Walk
     – broadcast by the National Classical Music  channel  Kol Hamusika 
  • June 09, 2015 – Air for flute and piano  – broadcast by the National Classical Music  channel  Kol Hamusika 
  • June 2015 – Uri`s  Musical Fairy Tale The Prince of the Soup and the Magic Stone (2015) for small symphony orchestra, based on the text by Ester Ettinger, won two rounds of the Call for scores initiated by the Pais National Lottery company  to be granted a multiple performances with the Israeli Sinfonietta, and premiered at the Israel Festival 2016.  More information will follow.
  • April 09, 2015 –  US premiere of Chaconne alla Zappa for two harpsichords by the Minkin-Shemer duo at the Wolfinsohn Recital Room, Longy School of Music at Bard College, Cambridge, Boston.
  • March 01, 2015 – Israeli premiere of the Epilogue for violin solo at the Felicia Blumenthal Music Center, Tel-Aviv, by Tomas Tulacek.
  • March 01, 2015 Vocalise for cello and piano  – broadcast by the National Classical Music  channel  Kol Hamusika 
  • February 152015 – World premiere of the Epilogue for violin solo at the Dvořák museum, Prague, by Tomas Tulacek.
  • February 152015 – second performance of the Vocalise for horn and piano at the Israeli Horn Day with Alon Reuven and Anna Keiserman.
  • January 152015 – Israeli premiere of the Vocalise  for horn and piano at the Israeli Conservatoire, Tel-Aviv, with Alon Reuven and Tal Samnon
  • It was just announced that Uri`s Chamber Symphony got the prestigious
    ACUM award – for the third time (first two were given in 2008 and in 2010)!
  • Diary – a new CD with Uri`s music is out now!


  • In Search of a Chaconne – Uri`s newly written piece commissioned by the Phoenix ensemble is scheduled be performed in the 2015. More info later…
  • September 19, 20, 21, 2014  Uri`s  City of Mystics at  the Season opening of the Lancaster Symphony under Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
  • June 19 – An interview \ article in Haaretz about the BMO Concert Prize
  • June 13  Uri`s  arrangement of the Pearl Chertok`s Harpicide at midnight from “Around the Clock Suite”  for harp & piano performed by Noa Gabay (harp) and Yuval Chen (piano) at the Israeli Conservatoire Ron Baron Hall (Tel-Aviv)
  • June 12  Uri`s  arrangement of the Pearl Chertok`s “Harpicide at midnight” from “Around the Clock Suite”  for harp & piano performed by Noa Gabay (harp) and Dr. Orit Wolf (piano) at the Tel-Aviv Art Museum
  • May 25  Form and Light from Form, Color and Light  broadcast by the National  Classical Music  channel Kol Hamusika 
  • Feb. 15  Vocalise (version for cello and piano) Internationally acclaimed NY Cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper performed Uri`s piece together with the Israeli pianist Or  Matias, at the NORWICH  The Chenango Arts Council, (“Love Songs from Around the World” series).


  • “Simple Voices” project in cooperation with Uri Revah (September 9, 2013) at the “Piut Festival” in Jerusalem, featuring Uri Brener`s arrangements to the traditional Jewish liturgical chants from North Africa and Spain.
  • Jazz Sebastjan Bach (August 6, 2013) Tioga County Courthouse, Wellsboro, PA , USA Performance at the “Endless Mountains Festival” featuring Barry Dove, percussion, Chris Finet, double bass, Elizabeth Landon, flute, and Bram Wijnands, piano.
  • Clazzic Suite (world premiere) (January 28 2013) Munchen Versicherungskammer Bayern, “Musica Da Camera” series Performance by the Ensemble Clazzic 


  • Jazz Sebastjan Bach project performed live at the Alon Shvut Music Center (17/03/12,”Classics in the Gush” series) “Diuna” Hall, Ashdod, Israel  (18/10/12), Open University of Raanana, Israel (20/02/12) and “Beit Gavriel” Hall (26/02/12, Tveria, Israel); with Tabula Rasa Jazz Trio and Noam Buchman


  • December 6, 2011 Duo Antur with  Anton Dressler live music to the “Battleship Potemkin” silent movie by Sergei Eisenstein (1925)
  • December 4, 2011 – Renaissance Show project live at the “Nessiah” Music Festival Pisa, Italy


  • ACUM Award for the Faust Concerto for viola and symphonic orchestra
  • December 2010 – Renaissance Show  project live at the Operaen Jazz Club and at the Russian Cultural Center, Copenhagen, Danemark
  • September 27, 2010   Brener Vs. Tennenbaum… Uri and drummer Issar Tennenbaum “clash” in this version of Uri’s piece. More details HERE.
  • October 21, 2010Renaissance Show project live at the Khan Theater, Jerusalem, Israel.


  • PhD cum laude in composition from the Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Uri on Facebook (August 11, 2009) Visit Uri’s new artist page HERE for more music, updates etc.
  • April 28, 2009  – Concert of the “New Troubadour Duo” with Arkady Shilkloper at the International Nomus Festival, Novy Sad, Serbia. Live Broadcast by the Serbian radio and TV.   A track from the concert included in the 30 years commemoration CD of the Festival.
  • January 10, 2008  Presentation of the solo album “A Walk” Merkaz Einav, Tel-Aviv
  • Piece in Romantic Style (“Poem”)  28.02.2008 University of Guelph School of Fine Arts and Music, Toronto, Canada ; Noon Concert Series, McKinnon Room, Goldshmidt Room; Rachel Mercer (Cello), Marianna Humetska (piano)
  • “New Troubadour Duo” with Arkady Shilkloper at the International Kanija Jazz Festival, Croatia (September 09, 2008)
  • String Quartet No.1 – 08.03.08 “The Arts & Letters Club” , Toronto, Canada; 10.03.08 KWCMS Music Room Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada; 09.03.08  Chamber Music Society Hamilton, Canada; Aviv” quartet
  • Stravinsky Smiles – 01.03.08  Rappoport Auditorium, Haifa; 02.03.08 Rekanati Hall, Tel -Aviv Art Museum; 04.03.08, Marcus Rosenberg Auditorium, Bar –Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel; Tel-Aviv Soloists” orchestra
  • Dialogues– 03.04.08  The Haifa Chamber Music Society,  The Hecht House; Epstein/Mercer duo
  • Variations on a Theme by Paganini (by Alexander Rosenblatt; violin obligato part by Uri Brener)  – 20.05.08  “A Music Fair” –  Tribute to David Ostrakh; Assia Gallery, Tel-Aviv Art Museum; Evgenia Epstein (violin), Uri Brener (piano)
  • Dialogues a7 – 24.09.08 “The Israeli Music Celebration” Jerusalem Theatre; “Spectrum” ensemble 
  • 11 o`clock  – Feb. 2008  (between 5 and 6 pm)– NY Public Radio WNYC broadcast
  • String Quartet No.1  23.11.08 Palladium” Malmo, Sweden; 29.11.08 – Grünewaldsalen  Stockholm, Sweden; Aviv” Quartet
  • Concertino for clarinet and string orchestra   18.12.08 Concerto di Channukà, Pontedera ­ Teatro Era Orchestra Nuova Cameristica, conductor Andrea Gottfried, Anton Dressler, clarinet
  • Metamorphosis – 25.12.2008  “Aviv”  Competition / Mishkenot Shaananim;
    31.12.2008 “Aviv” Competition (last tour) / T-A. Museum; Jonatan Hadas (“Meitar” ensemble)


  • Riddles – 21.03.2007 “Musica Insieme contemporanea” series, Aula Absidale di Santa Lucia, Bologna, Italy;  Anton Dressler (clarinet), Giusseppie Andaloro (piano)
  • Blares, Clouds, Celebrations – 27.10.07 / 29.10.07  World premiere with Uri Brener as a soloist with Israel Sinfonietta, Beer-Sheba with Doron Salomon (Beer-Sheva Municipal Concervatory)


  • Prime Minister`s Award for Composers
  • String Quartet No.1   November 11, 2006  World Premiere at the Biennale Tel-Aviv; December 12, 2006 Auditorium Maximum, Zürich, Switzerland by the  “AvivQuartet


  • Performances, masterclasses and broadcasts with “Tabula Rasa”  and Arkady Shilkloper at the Jazz Globe Festival in Jerusalem, at the Music Academy of Jerusalem and at the Tivon Music Centre, Israel.
  • October 07, 2005 “Tabula Rasa” live at the Yad Lebanim Hall, Ashkelon, Israel with a project “Bridges”
  • February 02, 2005 “Tabula Rasa” live at the Confederation House, Jerusalem with a project “Bridges”


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