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Samberg, Sidney (b. 1989, Chicago, Illinois). American composer of mostly chamber and piano music that has been performed in Europe and North America; he is also active as a pianist and violist.

Mr. Samberg began composing at age six. He studied piano privately with Irene Faliks in Chicago from 1998–2002 and viola privately with Patricia Berlett in Chicago from 1998–2003. He has studied viola privately with Rami Solomonow in Chicago since 2005 and piano privately with Mikhail Yanovitsky in Chicago since 2006.

His music has been performed in Germany and the USA.

As a pianist, he frequently performs solo music by Frank Abbinanti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, and George Flynn, as well as concerti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joan Tower. As a violist, he has performed music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, Paul Hindemith, Franz Schubert, and Dmitry Shostakovich.


E-mail address: sidney_samberg@hotmail.com


ORCHESTRAL: March, 2005–06; Lament, 2007–08; Hero's Piece, 2007–08

CHAMBER MUSIC: Prayer for Yom HaShoah, string quartet, 2005; Oboe Peace, oboe, piano, 2006

PIANO: Indian/Arabian, 1999; Sarah's Piece, 1999; Montréal Suite, 1999; 3 dances, 1999; 3 inventions, 2000; Rag in C major, 2000; Two Ballades, 2000; Winterpiece, 2001; Fantasies 1-3, 2001; Toccata, 2002; Renaissance Piece, 2002; Dance in G minor, 2002; Nocturne in F minor, 2002; 'Post recording studio 3', 2003; 'Post recording studio 4', 2003; Sunrise Piece, 2003; Fantasies 4-6, 2004; 3 summer pieces, 2004; 3 New York pieces, 2004; '10th piece', 2004; '11th piece', 2004; '12th piece', 2004; 1st fugue, 2005–06; 2nd fugue, 2005–06; Nocturne in F-sharp minor, 2005–06; Nocturne in G-sharp minor, 2005–06; Glitch, 2005–06; 4th New York piece, 2005–06; Illusions, 2005–06; 2 European pieces, 2007–08

(Last updated on May 14, 2008)

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