Boris Pigovat, classical music composer
(born in Odessa, USSR, 1953) is Israeli composer. Many of his works have been performed throughout the world. He has studied at Gnessin Music Institute (Academia of Music) in Moscow. Between 1978 and 1990 he lived in Tadjikistan, and in 1990 immigrated to Israel. In 2002 he received his Ph.D. degree from Bar-Ilan University (Israel).
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.
In 1995 he got the Prize of ACUM (Israeli ASCAP) for his composition Requiem "The Holocaust" for Viola & Symphony Orchestra. The world premiere of Requiem took place at the Memorial evening dedicated to the Babiy Yar tragedy (Kiev, 2.10.2001). It was performed by soloist Rainer Moog (Germany) and The Symphony Orchestra of Ukrainian National Philharmonic Society, conducted by Roman Kofman. In 2008 it was performed in Wellington (New Zealand), at the Concert of Remembrance 70th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, by soloist Donald Maurice and Vector Wellington Orchestra, conducted by Marc Taddei. In 2010, "Attol" (NZ) has launched a Requiem CD with a live recording based on a concert. In addition to Requiem, 3 more compositions were recorded in performance of Donald Maurice and included in the CD: "PRAYER" for Viola and Piano, "The Silent Music" for Viola and Harp, and "Nigun" for String Quartet.
In 2000 he got the prize of Prime Minister of State of Israel. His composition "Massada" was performed at ISCM "World music days 2000" festival in Luxembourg and at WASBE 2003 Conference in Jonkoping (Sweden). The symphonic picture "Wind of Yemen" was performed at the Asian Music Festival 2003 in Tokyo and at WASBE 2009 Conference in Cincinnati (USA).
Nigun for Viola Solo
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