Mark Nerenberg



Originally from Edmonton, Mark Nerenberg (b. 1973) completed both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Composition at the University of Alberta. He studied piano with Richard Troeger, Helmut Brauss, and Haley Simons. His composition instructors included Howard Bashaw, Malcolm Forsyth, and Laurie Radford. Mark currently resides in Krakow, Poland where he is working towards a D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Toronto, studying with Christos Hatzis.

His compositions encompass a wide range of styles, genres, and techniques, including instrumental music, electronic music focusing on interaction between computers and performers, and collaborative multimedia works. Many recent works have involved collaborations with artists from varying disciplines, including 'Piece for Painter, Marimba, and Live Electronics,' 'Piece for Saxophone Quartet, Video, Poetry, and Live Electronics,' and 'Resonance' (Suite for Solo String Instrument), choreographed by Miriam Esquitin and performed by the ORCHESIS dance group. Mark's music has been performed in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

In 2007, Mark's Piano Trio No. 1 was awarded the inaugural composition prize at the Scotia Festival of Music.