A composer of music of "high drama" and "intense emotion" (BBC), "at once, ingenious, hypnotic, brave, and beautiful” (Festival Internazionale A.F. Lavagnino), Eugene Birman (b. 1987) has written for symphony orchestras (London Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra), choirs (BBC Singers, Latvian Radio Choir, Eric Ericsons Kammarkör), and leading ensembles and soloists across four continents in venues ranging from London's Southbank Centre to Carnegie Hall to above the Arctic Circle.
His music, characterized by a fearless focus on socially relevant large-scale compositions, has graced the pages of the world’s most important publications (La Repubblica, Le Monde, National Geographic, NYTimes, WSJ, The Independent) and media (BBC World TV, CNN, “All Things Considered” with Robert Siegel on NPR, Radio France). He holds a D.Phil from the University of Oxford, as well as degrees from Columbia University and the Juilliard School.