Myron Silberstein, composer

Composer Myron Silberstein (b. 1974) began his career as a pianist dedicated to bringing attention to composers whose work had fallen into obscurity. Immersion in the music of Vittorio Giannini, Nicolas Flagello, Ernest Bloch, and Paul Creston led to the development of his own compositional voice. Silberstein’s music is Romantic in outlook while making liberal use of advanced tonality. His output includes five piano sonatas, three sonatas for flute and piano, nearly 20 songs and song cycles, and a 45-minute opera based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Prophetic Pictures.” Soprano Chelsea Hollow recorded two of his “Prayers for Peace” — settings of prayers in Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit, and French — on her album “Cycles of Resistance” in 2023; soprano Laura Strickling recorded his setting of Karen Poppy’s “Prometheus’s Monster” on her album 40@40. Christian Carey of Sequenza21 complimented Silberstein’s “pleasing, light touch” in his review of the recording. Myron Silberstein is a fellow of the 2023-2024 NATS Composer Mentorship Program.

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