ALEXEY SHOR was born in Kiev in 1970, immigrated to Israel in 1991, and now lives primarily in the USA. There he completed his higher education, earned a PhD in mathematics and worked as a mathematician for years. He began composing in 2012, but his compositions immediately attracted attention and were performed in the most prestigious concert halls such as Wiener Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), Kremlin Palace (Moscow), The Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Gasteig (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London), Teatro Argentina (Rome) and many others. Mr. Shor’s scores are published by Breitkopf & Hartel and P.Jurgenson. CDs with his compositions have been issued by Warner Classics, DECCA, SONY Classics, Delos, Berlin Classics and Melodiya. The Overture to his ballet Crystal Palace was performed at the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony in London. In 2018 he has been awarded an honorary professorship at the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan. Shortly after, he became Composer-In-Residence for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Academie and Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. Since 2017, he has also been Composer-in-Residence at the Malta International Music Festival and Piano Competition.