Pianist Deborah J. Bradley came to Columbia in 1999, having previously taught at New York University. She is the founder and pianist of The Moebius Ensemble, a group dedicated to fostering cross-cultural exchanges between musicians and composers in Eastern Europe and in the U.S. The ensemble, now in residence at Columbia, has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including 3 from the Rockefeller Foundation Grants, two from the National Endowment for the Arts ("The Fund for US Artists"), and one from the Kousssevitzky Foundation for the commission of a new work by Jonathan Kramer.
As a soloist Ms. Bradley-Kramer concertizes frequently throughout the US and Europe, and has performed with such orchestras as the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, the Iasi (Romania) Philharmonic, and the St. Petersburg Classical Symphony. She also presents master classes and concert lectures at music schools, conservatories and festivals every summer, including Prague Spring, The Martinu Foundation, Chopin Academy (Warsaw), Prague Conservatory, Musica Judaica, St. Petersburg and Moscow Conservatories, and the Plzen Conservatory.
Her research interests include 20th Century Russian Music, especially that of Shostakovich, Bulgarian and Russian folk music, Czech and Russian literature and poetry.
"Mark Kopytman's Imaginary World" in The Music Of Mark Kopytman. Hebrew University Press, forthcoming.
Selected Recordings: 24 Preludes and Fugues of Sergei Slonimsky, forthcoming CD recording (2004)
Soloist with Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra, forthcoming CD recording
Undergraduate Courses Taught:
W1123: Masterpieces of Western Music
Jewish Music And Musicians from Biblical Times to Present
Music Under The Soviets (Spring 2004)