The Borenstein Ensemble
The newly created Borenstein Ensemble is a group of outstanding musicians from various countries conducted by Nimrod Borenstein.
The Ensemble's nucleus is made of a string quintet (two violins, viola, cello & double bass) to make it possible to perform works written for string orchestra. It often contains a piano as well and is sometimes joined by other solo instruments.
The group is dedicated to the performance of Nimrod Borenstein's music but also strives to perform chosen masterpieces of the past.
The Borenstein Ensemble is managed by Abiry Management.
For bookings or any information please contact:
Dr. Mia Sperber, Managing Director, Abiry Artists Management:
+ 44 (0) 20 3576 0629
+44 (0) 7561 811670
Nimrod Borenstein, conductor and composer
The past few years have seen a great number of Nimrod Borenstein’s works being commissioned, recorded and premiered at the most prestigious venues and festivals across the globe, from the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Opera House in London to the Salle Gaveau in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, and Hong Kong City Hall. His music is performed regularly throughout Europe, Canada, Australia, the Far East, Israel, South America, Russia and the USA.
Among his high-profile champions, Vladimir Ashkenazy has conducted several of Borenstein’s compositions, culminating in the recording of an album of his orchestral works for Chandos (named a BBC Music Magazine ‘Choice’).
Increasingly in demand on the podium, Borenstein has various conducting projects underway, currently encompassing the UK, Spain, Israel, Hungary, Italy and Finland.
Oscar Bohórquez, violin
Oscar Bohórquez studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Professor Aaron Rosand from 1998 to 2002, and at the University of Music in Vienna with Professor Günter Pichler of the Alban Berg Quartet from 2002 to 2008.
September 2009 marked Oscar Bohórquez’s debut as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then concert tours have taken him to major venues over the world.
Oscar Bohórquez plays a rare Guarneri del Gesù violin from 1729.
Michal Buczkowski, violin
Michał Buczkowski is a laureate of prestigious scholarships from the Belgian Government and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He has performed as a soloist in many European countries, Australia, South Africa, and Kenya. He first studied violin at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland, under the tutelage of Professor Mirosława Pawlak, graduating in 2005. In 2011, Michał graduated with honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium, in the masterclass of Professor Zygmunt Marek Kowalski and Professor Kati Sebestyen. He considers his cooperation with the legendary violinist Wanda Wiłkomirska to have been especially pivotal.
Avshalom Sarid, viola
Avshalom Sarid has appeared with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Orchestra of Florence (Italy) and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, also serves as musical producer for the Haifa orchestra.
Hana Gubenko, viola
Hana Gubenko is emerging as a viola-player of outstanding creative artistry, constantly breaking new ground for her instrument through new music, transcriptions, and innovative interdisciplinary projects. Gubenko studied violin and viola under esteemed professors Galina Tourchaninova and Yulia Tamanova at Moscow’s Central School of Music. She broadened her studies of the viola in Austria (with Wolfgang Klos), Spain (with Igor Sulyga), Germany (with Hartmut Lindemann), and Switzerland (with Alexander Zemtsov). Hana Gubenko lives in Switzerland, and performs regularly throughout Europe and the United States.
Claudio Bohórquez, cello
The German-born cellist of Peruvian-Uruguayan descent is one of the most sought-after musicians in his field.
Among others, Claudio Bohórquez has performed with almost all German radio orchestras, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Collegium Musicum Basel, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. In Japan, he performs with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. In the US, Claudio Bohórquez recently gave concerts with the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Yotam Baruch, cello
Yotam Baruch served as the principal cellist (Solocellist) of the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, associateste principal of Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal and of the Jerusalem Symphony. He is the cellist of the Ben-Haim Piano Trio and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in America, Europe and Israel's most celebrated venues, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Phillips Collection and the MoMA.
Marina Katz, cello
Marina Katz is the principal cellist with the Israel Camerata Jerusalem. She was in the past invited to be the principal cellist in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the baton of maestro Daniel Barenboim. Marina has performed as a soloist with the Latvian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Latvian Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Ostankino TV and Radio Orchestra, the Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, and the Israel Camerata Jerusalem.
Marc-André Teruel, Doubler Bass
One of the most promising double bassist of his generation, Marc-André brings a completely new approach to his instrument by exploring its soloistic capabilities.
The French double bassist is the first recipient of the new ICMA Classeek Award and in April 2023 he performed with the NFM Philharmonic alongside their music director Giancarlo Guerrero to receive the prize.
Being also active in chamber music he has performed with Gautier Capuçon, Andreas Ottensamer, Ray Chen, and Maximilian Hornung.
Ma’ayan Beider-Jacobssohn, Doubler Bass
Ma’ayan Beider-Jacobssohn performed solo works with the Haifa Symphony, The Israel Sinfonietta and the Buchman-Mehta Symphony.
Aimo Pagin, piano
Aimo Pagin is at home with solo and orchestral concerts on the largest podiums in the world. He performs at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, the Societa dei Concerti Milano, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles, the Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore) and plays numerous renowned festivals such as the Festival de Radio-France Montpellier, Nuits musicales en Armagnac, Chopin Paris Festival, Musicales du Lubéron, St-Jean Cap Ferrat Festival, Ushuaia International Music Festival, Chopin Society Hannover, Mendelssohn Music Week Wengen, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Tibor Varga Festival Sion.
Benjamin Goodman, piano
Benjamin Goodman has performed and given masterclasses throughout the world, and has been awarded top prizes in international piano competitions. In 2017, he graduated with honours from Mannes College of Music, NYC, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in piano performance.
In 2020, Goodman began his doctoral studies at the Royal College of Music, London, and has been annually awarded an RCM Studentship Scholarship.