Alexander Grinberg,


Photo: Vitalis Jasenas


Alexander Grinberg was born in Kharkov (Ukraine). In 1980 he completed studies at the Kharkov Music College and in 1985 graduated from I. Kovach's composition class at the Kharkov Art Institute.

In 1992 he took part in the Master Class with the composers Poul Ruders and Edison Denisov in Lerchenborg (Denmark).

From 1987 to 1995 he taught composition, music theory and history at a children’s music school in Kharkov. 1987–94 and 2000–03 he educated the same subjects at the Kharkov Music College. 1994–2003 he taught composition, instrumentation, music theory and special course in techniques of modern composition at the Kharkov Art Institute.

In March 2001 he was a Juror of the ukrainian students' composition competition "Gradus ad Parnassum".

He is a laureate of the I. Slatin prize of the Kharkiv city council (1999).

Since 2003 he has lived in Dusseldorf.

From 2005 to 2006 he was a musicology assistant in the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. Since April 2008 he teaches music theory, piano and composition in the Marina Kheifets Music School Subito in Dusseldorf. Since May 2008 he works also as a self-employed music engraver and layouter.


BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Rivne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Ensemble Hex (Netherlands)
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Kiev Camerata
Ensemble Ricochet (Kiev)
Kiev Sinfonietta

Conductors Tadaaki Otaka, Richard Sims, Véronique Lacroix, Petro Tovstukha
Saxophonists Marc Sieffert, Alexey Volkov
Clarinettists Jean Johnson, David Gresham, Sergej Nizkodub
Pianists Ivan Sokolov, Jozsef Örmény, Marina Nikolayeva
Violinists Mark Belodubrovsky, Alexey Sidorenko
Cellist Alexander Zagorinski
Guitarists Reinbert Evers, Wolfgang Weigel, Viktoria Zhadko
Oboist Bogdan Galasyuk
Trombonist Michał Dudkiewicz
Accordionist Roman Yusipey


Festivals and Concert series

Europhonia in Zagreb, 1990
International Youth Music Forum in Kiev, 1992-1995, 2000, 2001, 2009
Aspekte in Salzburg, 1993
Internationale Tage für neue Blockflötenmusik in Basel, 1993
Bonner Herbst, 1993
New Voices - New Choices in Cardiff, 1994
Almeida in London, 1994
Moscow Autumn, 1994
New Music in Kharkov, 1995, 1996
Kiev Music Fest, 1995, 1999, 2001
Contrasts in Lviv, Ukraine, 1995-2001, 2004, 2009
9th Laboratory of Contemporary Music in Białystok, Poland, 1996
Music Premieres Of The Season in Kiev, 2001, 2004
Ohrider Summer, Macedonia, 2001
New Mastery in Rivne, Ukraine, 2002
Festival of contemporary sacred music in Uzhhorog, Ukraine, 2004


The USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine



Last update: 28.11.13
© 2008-13, Alexander Grinberg