Composer, performer, conductor and educator Noam Faingold’s music has been praised as “…lyrical…”, “..exhilarating…”, and “…a tour-de-force…” by sources as varied as the New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Anoushka Shankar for the BBC and Aamulehti (Finland), among others. As a composer he has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, ProQuartet Chamber Music Society (Paris), Tampere Philharmonic’s chamber music series (Finland), Jönköping Sinfonietta (Sweden), the Aspen, Bowdoin, Atlantic, OK Mozart and New Music on the Point Music Festivals, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey with the Bartlesville Symphony, and PubliQuartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble and TRANSIT New Music ensembles in NYC.
He is currently composer/founder and singer/songwriter for the Burning City Orchestra, a chamber orchestra of string quintet, voice and rock rhythm section. The BCO first got media attention by making the top 20 (out of over 2,000 entries from 88 countries) in the BBC’s “Next Big Thing 2007” competition. Starting in 2014, he will be running the new composition program at the Barthelmes Conservatory pre-college program, Bart Center for Music in Tulsa, OK, where he is also composer-in-residence at the Midtown School for the Performing Arts.
He is currently completing his PhD at King’s College London on a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship mentoring with Silvina Milstein and George Benjamin. Other honors include a Salzburg Seminar Edward T. Cone Fellowship, several composer fellowships at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Atlantic Music Festival’s double bass fellowship.