Classical Archives is honored to present an exclusive interview that our own Opera Joe McKesson recently recorded with one of today’s leading composers and conductors, Maestro José Serebrier. 

How did Maestro Serebrier start his career? What must orchestras to today to hold the attention of audiences? Opera Joe and Maestro Serebrier delve into those questions, and many more.

Opera Joe tells us, “I was so very grateful that Maestro Serebrier took a moment to speak to me about his upcoming CD of world premieres and a new book of his brilliant life in stories. He first conducted an orchestra at the age of eleven. His New York conducting debut with the American Symphony Orchestra was at Carnegie Hall at twenty-seven. A progressive and melodic composer, his works have been greeted with kudos and excitement. He is one of the most recorded conductors in the world with 37 Grammy Nominations and 8 wins, including the Latin American Grammy for the “Carmen” Symphony.”

A new book, José Serebrier: Portraits of the Maestro will soon be released by Amadeus Press. We encourage you to pre-order your copy now.