Amir Shpilman

Selected last year to represent Germany at the European Capital of Culture 2016, Composer Amir Shpilman premiered Destruction for symphony orchestra and large choir in spectacular outdoor performance on the banks of the Odra river with 140.000 in attendance.

Other recent engagements include premiere at La Biennale di Venezia by Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris), close collaborations with conductor Matthias Pitscher, International Contemporary Ensemble (New York), Ensembles Meitar and Nikel (Tel Aviv), Interface (Frankfurt), LUX:NM (Berlin) and many more. As a trained conductor, Shpilman is interested in the physicality and movement of music. In his work he manages to translate the relationship between structure and volatility to authenticity through “alluring and consistently invigorating” performances (Allan Kozinn, The New York Times.)