Mikhail Bronner


Mikhail Bronner (born 1952) is a well-known contemporary Russian composer. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire (Music Academy) and completed his postgraduate studies in 1981. Author of more than 400 compositions of various genres (eleven operas, two ballets, symphonic, choral, vocal and chamber music) performed at concerts and festivals in Russia (from Moscow to Vladivostok) and abroad (Germany, USA, Austria, Canada, China, Monaco, Greece, Spain, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Egypt, Finland, India, Croatia, Bulgaria , Hungary, Lithuania, Belarus, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan).

Among them — Operas «The Golden Island» (1993) and «Edible Fairy Tales» (2013), «The Ugly Duckling» (2016) (all are set in the Natalya Sats Childrens Musical Theater); «The Cold Heart»; «The Ugly Duckling»; Ballets «Optimistic Tragedy» (1985) and «The Taming of the Shrew» (1996) — both set in the Moscow Musical Theatre Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko; 62 instrumental concertos (among them «Three sad messages» for violin and chamber orchestra (2016); «Kein Heldenleben» Poem for chamber orchestra (2016); «In The Middle of Nowhere» concert for violin, viola and chamber orchestra (2015); «Zugzwang» concert for symphony orchestra with soloing piano, violin and clarinet (2015); «TSAVT TANEM» (I‘ll take your pains upon me...) concerto for cello and chamber orchestra (2011) «Belarusian concert» for cymbals and chamber orchestra (2012) «The Illusion of Life» concert for violin, percussion and chamber orchestra (2011), «The Enchanted Forest» сoncerto for the young musician and chamber orchestra (2011), «7 Yiddish Songs» for violin, tuba and chamber orchestra (2009), «Towards Meaning» concert for violin, tuba and chamber orchestra (2009), «Isle of Happiness» сoncerto for balalaika, domra-alt and Russian Folk orchestra (2006);«Time to Forgive» сoncerto for balalaika and chamber orchestra (2004), «In Search of Holy Grail» for violin, young musician and chamber orchestra (2004), «Testimony» (К atuv) for bayan, piano and symphony orchestra (2004), «Children of the Fear» for piano and symphony orchestra (2002, «Heaven‘s Gate» for violin and chamber orchestra (2000), «Time to Have Patience» (2000); works for symphony orchestra: «Ship of Fools» concert for symphonic orchestra (2017), «Deus Ex Machina» Poem for symphony orchestra (2016); «Soter Ponim» (He Who Has Forgotten Us) (1997); «Big Freilekhs for a Big Orchestra» (2010).
M. Bronner has set a large number of sacral texts («Dona nobis pacem», «Stabat mater», «Ave Maria», «Book of Psalms», etc.) and has written many compositions inspired by images, themes and characters of The Book (Old Testament) — «Juda's Passions» for bayan and chamber orchestra (1998), «In the beginning» Joyous music for chorus, two pianos, kettledrums and string orchestra (2008),«Tower of Babel» for Russian folk orchestra (2011), «Expulsion from Eden» for viola, bass clarinet, vibraphone and bayan (2008), «Abraham and Isaac» for bayan and saxophone soprano (1998), «Adam and Eve» for bayan and violin (1999), «Saxophone‘s gospel» for saxophone and chamber orchestra (1997), «From the Book of Prophet Isaiah» (1998), «Cain Time» for bassoon and chamber orchestra (2001). His «Jewish Requiem» for four soloists, mixed and children‘s choirs and orchestra (1992) was performed with great success in six cities in Germany, including Berlin.

Works by Michael Bronner were recorded on 36 CDs. Since 2001 he teaches composition at the State Musical Pedagogical Institute named M.M.Ippolitov-Ivanov.
Mikhail Bronner —  Shostakovich Prize Winner, Winner of the International «Theater-goer Star Award» 2017. Winner of «Silver Disk» for achievements in the arts bayan of the Russian Academy of Music, Вoard member of the Moscow Union of Composers, the chairman of the selection committee of the Union of Composers in Moscow, a member of the organizing committee of the annual International Festival «Moscow Autumn».

M.Bronner is named «Composer of the Year» (2002) and «Person of the Year» (2013) (according to the newspaper «Muzykalnoe Obozrenie» (The Music Review).