Mikhail Zeiger, classical music composer
, a pianist and composer. Born in Moscow, Russia, Zeiger earned his bachelors degree with highest honors at Simferopol Music College. He went on to receive a masters degree in piano and composition at Gorky Conservatory, and a Ph.D. in composition at Moscow Conservatory. He has resided in the United States since 1995.
As a performer, Mikhail has toured Russia, Germany, and the Czech Republic. He made his New York recital debut at Steinway Hall in 1996. He has made solo appearances with the Liederkranz Orchestra New York, the Moscow Cantilena Orchestra, and the Voronezh Philharmonic. Chamber music appearances include performances with members of the New York Philharmonic, violinist Nina Beilina, and bassist Mikhail Svetlov.
As a composer, his works include symphonic, operatic, ballet, vocal, choral and chamber pieces. His work has been performed throughout Russia; in 1992, he received the All-Russian Composers Union Award, and in Europe he was named 'Man of the Year 1992-93' by the Cambridge Biographical Center in England . In 1996, New York 's Bachanalia Festival Orchestra commissioned his arrangement for violin and string orchestra of Schnittke's Suite in the Old Style, which was premiered at Weill Recital Hall.
Before a Noble Spanish Maiden
A Soldier Walked...
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