Arkady Luxemburg

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Arkady Luxemburg
Birth name Arkady Luxemburg
Genres Classical, Pop, Jazz, Film score
Occupation(s) Composer, Pianist
Instruments Piano, Keyboards

Arkady Luxemburg is one of the most prolific and renowned living Moldovan-American composers.[1]

He received a Master of Arts degree at the Academy of Music in Kishinev, Moldova in the former Soviet Union, where he received degrees in piano performance, composition, and music theory. He has worked as an instructor, a concert pianist, and an accompanist at various institutions around the world, including the Moldova Academy of Music, the Moldova College of Music, the Moldova School of Music, San Diego State University, Mesa College, California Ballet and David Yellin College. Several of his students have gone on to became world known performers, including Oleg Maisenberg and Mark Seltzer.
He has authored several works on Music Theory and Harmony. Arkady was given the Moldovan Composer of the Year award in 1967.
He is a member of the Union of Composers and ASCAP in the US.

Notable symphonic works include: "Sinfonietta", Symphony for Strings, Two Concertos for Piano with Orchestra, Concerto for Cello with Orchestra, Symphony Fantasy "Spring Melodies." Notable works for piano solo include: "Aquarelie", "In Memory of Shostakovich", "In Memory of Gershwin", Sonata, Sonatina, "Blueses", "Preludes".

A large portion of his works are recorded. They are regularly published and played in the Czech and Slovak Republic, the former Soviet Union, Romania, Hungary, Israel, France, and the United States. Since 1995, he has resided in San Diego, California where he continued his career as a Performer, Composer and Instructor.

Works for Symphony Orchestra[edit]

  • 1. Sinfonietta
  • 2. Concertos for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
  • 3. Concertos for Piano and Orchestra No. 2
  • 4. Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
  • 5. Symphonic Ballad "Andriesh" for Orchestra
  • 6. Suite # 1 for Strings
  • 7. Suite # 2 for Strings
  • 8. Fantasy for Piano and String Orchestra
  • 9. Symphony Fantasy "Spring Melodies"
  • 10. Caprice for Flute and String Orchestra
  • 11. Symphony Ballad for Voice and Orchestra
  • 12. Waltz for Voice and Orchestra
  • 13. "Children's Suite" for Chamber Orchestra
  • 14. "Melody" and "Scherzo" for String Orchestra
  • 15. "Variations" for Orchestra
  • 16. Symphony for Strings
  • 17. "Elegy" and "Ragtime" for Orchestra
  • 18. "Youth Overture" for Orchestra
  • 19. "Poem" for Strings.

Works for various ensembles[edit]

  • 1. "Preludes" 12 Pieces for String Quartet
  • 2. Suite for String Quartet
  • 3. 3 Pieces for String Quartet
  • 4. "Lullaby and Ostinato" for Wood-Winds Quintet
  • 5. "Improvisation and Scherzo" for Flute, Cello and Piano
  • 6. "Lullaby and Humoresque" for Brass Quintet
  • 7. "Hava Nagila" Arrangement for Brass Quintet
  • 8. Suite for 5 Saxophones
  • 9. "Blues and Rock and Roll" for 4 Trombones
  • 10. "Romance and Foxtrot" for 4 Trumpets
  • 11. 3 Pieces for 4 Horns
  • 12. "Prelude and Ostinato" for 4 Violins
  • 13. "Cheerful Train" for Violins Ensemble and Piano
  • 14. "Passacaglia and Dance" for Flute, Horn and Piano
  • 15. Suite for Wood-Winds Quartet
  • 16. 3 Pieces for Clarinet and Bassoon
  • 17. Three Pieces for Violin, Viola and Cello

Works for Piano[edit]

  • 1. Sonata
  • 2. Suite "Aquarelie" 8 Pieces
  • 3. Suite "In Memory of Gershwin" 5 Pieces
  • 4. Sonatina
  • 5. 3 Pieces "In Memory of Shostakovich"
  • 6. "Suite for Children" in Folk Style
  • 7. "Bluses" 8 Pieces
  • 8. "Preludes" 12 Pieces
  • 9. "Children Album" 9 Pieces
  • 10. Suite for Cembalo 4 Pieces
  • 11. "Preludes" 8 Pieces
  • 12. "Improvisation and Toccata"
  • 13. Moods five miniatures for Piano
  • 14. Piano Method 220 pieces.

Other works[edit]

Various works for Strings, Brass, Wood-Winds, Voice and Piano, Choir, Pop and Jazz Songs,
Music for Theatre and Films.

Film scores[edit]

Postmark Paradise
About this Doctor
Alexander, Ballet Variations


  1. ^ Steve Kokker, Kathryn Kemp, Romania and Moldova p. 34


  • Kokker, Steve; Cathryn Kemp (2004). Romania and Moldova. Lonely World Travel Guides. ISBN 1-74104-149-X. 

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