Gareth Wilson, conducted the Cantate Choir during it’s performance of his own work Decalogue in November 2011.
Gareth Wilson, conductor, composer and lecturer, was born in Glasgow and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Edinburgh University and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He teaches in the Music Department of King’s College, London, is a regular lecturer for the Royal College of Organists, Director of Music at Christ Church, Chelsea and conductor of the London-based chamber choir, Incagliati. He has undertaken postgraduate degrees in Theology and Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College, London University, and is currently pursuing doctoral research at King’s College, London. He has composed over 70 pieces for the Anglican liturgy and in 2011 joined forces with philosophers Peter Vardy and Charlotte Fowler to present a documentary and series of conferences on music and philosophy.
Nimrod’s piece, If I Rise, will be sung by the choir for its third performance since its premier in London in 2006. It was sung during its Remember! concert in November 2006
Vladimir Ashkenazy recently heard Nimrod’s music for the first time and has given him his full support. Nimrod Borenstein has won several international composition competitions and his works are gaining a worldwide reputation with performances throughout Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA.
Nimrod Borenstein holds postgraduate diplomas from the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music where he was a Leverhulme Trust Fellow and is now listed amongst the alumni, as an illustrious past student. He is a Laureat of the Cziffra Foundation of France. Nimrod Borenstein has publishers in Europe and the USA.
Nimrod’s latest works for orchestra are receiving exceptionally enthusiastic reviews from the press and becoming part of the repertoire of many orchestras in Europe and the USA. The Shell Adagio for Strings, commissioned by the Oxford Philomusica (UK), was performed over 30 times by 16 different orchestras during the last season, including a very moving performance by the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain in August 2006. World premieres in 2007 include Elves and Mirrors for solo violin & orchestra (USA, South Dakota, February) and Lynx for orchestra (USA, Virginia, May).