Michael Rosenzweig is a South African born composer, conductor and guitarist. His participation in South African student politics in the 1970s compelled him to leave the country. He pursued his musical education in the United Kingdom and the USA and has lived in the UK since 1979.
His compositions have been internationally praised and widely recognised as of exceptional magnitude garnering several major and International awards including the prestigious DAAD Berliner Kunstlerprogramm Award in 1990. Most recently, his 1989 composition "String Quartet 2", recorded by the Arditti Quartet in June 1995, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in early 2009.
He was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Vidin Philharmonic in 2008.
[Biography from the composer's website]