Nimrod Borenstein’s “Soliloquy” chosen for International Jeunesses Musicales Competition

Monday 15th September 2014

Very exciting news for WildKat’s Nimrod Borenstein – his composition Soliloquy for solo cello has been chosen as the obligatory piece in the first stage of the 45th International Jeunesses Musicales Competition. The Competition will be held from 20 to 30 March 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia and Nimrod’s piece can be downloaded here.

Soliloquy was first premiered by world-renowned cellist and ex-member of the Kronos Quartet Jeffrey Zeigler on 16th April 2013 and has been performed many times since. It had its UK premiere at The Forge in London where it was played by Corinne Morris. After this performance Nimrod’s works were described as “works of merit and bursting with inspirational textures while retaining an ease of accessibility” by Performance Reviewed and the most recent performance was as little as a month ago at St Martin in the Fields.

The International Jeunesses Musicales Competition was created in Belgrade in 1969 and is dedicated to the most promising young musicians at the start of their international careers. It offers cash prizes, valuable gifts and publicity through the Jeuneses Musicales in Belgrade whose aims are to support young musicians and encourage music and cultural creativity in young people of all backgrounds. The competition is open to cellists under the age of 30 and applications are now open and being accepted until 31st December 2014.

For more information about the competition and to find out how to enter visit this link: bit.ly/1qF3KVW