Benjamin Yusupov’s music is not limited by genre or cultural and ethnic idiom; rather, it embraces many styles and influences, creating Yusopov’s musical language both as a conductor and composer. Engaging in both western and eastern musical traditions, he uses exotic- and symphonic instruments to highlight his predilection for timbre and colour as important structural elements. His works, published exclusively by Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski (Hamburg), are performed worldwide by major orchestras and artists. His Viola Tango Rock Concerto, for example, was written for the internationally-renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov; it enjoyed a triumphant premiere by the NDR Radio Philharmonie in Hannover.
Yusupov has conducted widely in Europe, Israel and Colombia. He is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the 2016 ACUM Prize for life achievement
Born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in 1962, Benjamin Yusupov studied piano, composition and conducting at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (Moscow), receiving his PhD from Bar-Ilan University. He founded the Israeli Soloists Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble of outstanding musicians, of which he is musical director and conductor.