Aleksandr Brusentsev tells abstract stories with sound. Through shifting perspectives, his works articulate spaces and paradoxes that invite listeners to empathetically engage with fundamental questions and draw personal conclusions. His music has been performed internationally and lauded by artists and audiences alike. Highlights include premieres by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the CHROMA Ensemble, the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble, and Alexandra Wood and Huw Watkins.
Currently, Brusentsev is working on a flugelhorn concerto for soloist Imogen Hancock, conductor Toby Thatcher, and Ensemble Eroica. Additionally, he is collaborating with filmmaker Sky Ainsbury to create a series of videos that will engage with the human side of global affairs and feature a number of Brusentsev’s solo works.
The flugelhorn concerto is made possible by an award from The Jerome Fund for New Music. Brusentsev’s other recognitions include ‘high commendation’ in both the Alan Bush and Eric Coates composition prizes at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as a ‘Distinction’ on his Master’s thesis, a project called ‘Connect . The . Dots,’ which sought to demystify the composition process by bringing composer, performer, and listener into one space and one conversation.
Brusentsev is an alumnus of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Composer program, an associate on the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub scheme, and a member of the American Composers Forum. His primary teachers have been Alex Freeman at Carleton College (BA) and Huw Watkins at the Royal Academy of Music (MMus).
Brusentsev’s compositions are published exclusively by his company, ‘i do dots music.’ The complete catalog can be found at brusenta.com/music.