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Russian-born American composer, pianist and writer Lera Auerbach was born in Chelyabinsk on 21 October 1973. She studied at Juilliard with Joseph Kalichstein for piano and Milton Babbitt for composition. She also studied solo piano at the Hochschule für Musik Hannover.
As a writer, Auerbach has published six volumes of Russian language poetry and prose.
CD Spotlight. Tradition and Novelty - Music by Lera Auerbach, heard by Andrew Schartmann. 'Her music is competently crafted and deeply affecting.'
CD Spotlight. Immediate Appeal - Music for cello, piano and Korean drums, heard by Howard Smith. 'Greenberg's sonata ... deserves a recognized place in the cello and piano repertory.'
Ensemble. Born to Excel - Recent concerts in London, heard by Bill Newman
Ensemble. An Immensely Successful Event - Thomas Bielinski reports from the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2009
CD Spotlight. Focus on Loneliness - Music by Lera Auerbach and Shostakovich, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... unfailing virtuosity.'