Composer in Residence
Alexey Shor was born in Kiev and now lives in the USA.
His compositions have been performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls, including Wiener Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), Kremlin Palace (Moscow), Gasteig (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London), Teatro Argentina (Rome) and many others. Concerts with his music have been broadcast on MediciTV, Mezzo and Euronews. The Overture to his ballet “Crystal Palace” was performed at the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony in London. In 2018 he has been awarded an honorary professorship at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.
Mr. Shor’s scores are published by Breitkopf & Hartel and P.Jurgenson.
CDs with his compositions have been issued by Warner Classics, DECCA, SONY Classics and Delos.
Mr. Shor is the Composer-In-Residence for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Academie and Salomé Chamber Orchestra. In 2017-2021 he is also a composer in residence of the Malta International Piano Festival and Competition, as well as the preliminary competitions leading up to the final competitions in Malta (in 2018 and 2021).
Mr. Shor’s works have been performed by many internatio-nally acclaimed soloists and ensembles, for example, Salva-tore Accardo, Anna Aglatova, Boris Andrianov, Nareh Argha-manyan, Sergey Babayan, Alexander Bouzlov, Guy Braun-stein, David Aaron Carpenter, Ray Chen, Veronika Dzhioeva, Fauré Quartett, Andrey Gugnin, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Haik Kazazyan, Freddy Kempf, Khachaturian Trio, Roman Kim, Pa-vel Koleskikov, Denis Kozukhin, Jan Lisitski, Sabine Meyer, Nikita Mndoyants, Aiman Mussakajayeva, Andreas Otten-samer, Vadim Repin, Alexander Romanovsky, Yuri Rozum, Alexander Rudin, Karen Shahgaldyan, Denis Shapovalov, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Maxim Vengerov, Ingolf Wunder, Yuri Zhislin, Nikolaj Znaider and many others.
He also holds a Ph.D. in mathematics.
"It is really fantastic, unbelievable that Armenian State Symphony Orchestra performs in all the concerts of the festival. Undoubtedly, it is a real achievement for Armenia. With great pleasure I follow to the performing activites of the orchestra, it's wonderful to see how devoted they are and how they carry out their main mission in the frameworks of this fascinating festival"