Langer Elena

Elena Langer

Born in Russia, she studied piano and composition at the Moscow Conservatoire, and in 1999 she moved to London and studied composition at the Royal Collage of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. Elena has studied with Julian Anderson, Simon Bainbridge, Gerard McBurney and taken lessons with Sofia Gubaidulina, Dmitri Smirnov, Jo Kondo and Jonathan Harvey. She has written compositions in diverse genres, including opera and multimedia, orchestral, chamber and choral works and has received commissions from international festivals and ensambles, including Kronos Quartet and Britten Sinfonia. Her previous operas include among others The Lion’s Face (Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House) for which she received Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence at the Brighton Festival in 2010, and Four Sisters (Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, upstate New York, 2012). Other operatic and chamber works have been performed at Zurich Opera, Almeida Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Shakespeare’s Globe in London and Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. In the season 2012/2013, using the surviving vocal score, Langer re-orchestrated César Cui's 1913 opera Puss in Boots for the Grand Théâtre de Genève. A selection of her works has been published by Harmonia Mundi.

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