Portrait Alexander Liebermann

From birdsong-inspired compositions to political monodramas, the wide-ranging music of composer Alexander Liebermann is sought after across the United States and Europe. His recent compositions include a climate-change reflecting monodrama commissioned by the Deutsche Oper Berlin, a birdsong-inspired string trio commissioned by members of the Staatskapelle Dresden, and a soundtrack for the documentary film Frozen Corpses Golden Treasures.

As a nature enthusiast, Liebermann devotes much of his time to the sounds of wildlife; his original and accurate transcriptions of animal vocalizations are viral on social media and featured in the world-renowned magazine National Geographic. His first book Birdsong: A Musical Field Guide, is published by Just A Theory Press.

Liebermann graduated from Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Juilliard, and Manhattan School of Music. For his dissertation on Erwin Schulhoff, Liebermann received the Saul Braverman Award in Music Theory. Liebermann resides in New York, where he is a music theory and ear training faculty member at Juilliard’s preparatory division Music Advancement Program.