Dr. Eugene Alexander Birman
Assistant Professor, Department of Music
University of Oxford, Christ Church, Oxford, UK D.Phil in Music Composition, August 2015
The Juilliard School, New York, NY M.M. in Music Composition, May 2010
Columbia University, New York, NY B.A. in Economics, May 2009 Honors: Dean’s List, 2006, 2008
Taught previously at:
University of Oxford
Performances by the London Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orquestra Gulbenkian, St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Latvian Radio Choir, Eric Ericsons Kammarkör, Juilliard Symphony, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Chamber Choir, Estonian National Male Choir, Orchestre Symphonique Ose!, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Divertimento Ensemble, Third Sound, ContempoArtEnsemble, Ensemble U:, Resonabilis, the Cavaleri, Ligeti, Piatti, and Villiers Quartets, Quartetto Prometeo, PUBLIQuartet, members of the Deutsches Oper, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and the Milan Conservatory, as well as by soloists Maxim Vengerov, Maurizio Ben Omar, Joby Burgess, Oren Marshall, and Iris Oja, in eight US states, Argentina, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
Participant in numerous international music festivals (Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence as Fellow in the Opera Académie, Helsinki Festival as Artist in Residence, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Tenso Days, Nordic Music Days, Arena New Music Festival, Milan: Cinque Giornate per la Nuova Musica, Estonian Music Days, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Chigiana Festival,) residencies with the Minnesota Orchestra, London Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, among others. Performances at leading concert halls such as Royal Festival Hall with Philharmonia Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Berlin Konzerthaus, Orchestra Hall with Minnesota Orchestra (USA), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (PT), Teatro dei Rozzi, Alhambra (CH), Palazzo Litta (IT), Trinity Wall Street (USA), Estonia Concert Hall (EE), Southbank Centre (UK), the Sheldonian Theatre (UK), St. Rumbold’s Cathedral (BE), Mona Bismarck Gallery (FR), and above the Arctic Circle in Finland (Rovaniemi and Ivalo with the Helsinki Chamber Choir and Arctic Chamber Orchestra.)
Ongoing research and performance projects totaling over HK$4,000,000 in funding in collaboration with the Berlin Film Festival and Berlin Philharmonic, EU National Institutes of Culture, HKSAR, Sony CSL Paris, Osage Art Foundation, with performances/premieres planned in 2020-21 in Europe and Asia.