Lithuanian-American musician Abraham Brody creates unique multidimensional experiences for his audiences. Drawing inspiration from rituals, roots and folklore, he combines composition, improvisation and multimedia, pushing the boundaries between artist and audience, and challenging the traditional notions of a performer in the twenty-first century.
Recent highlights include debuts at the Southbank Centre (London), Public Theatre (New York), Vortex Club (London), Fondation Beyeler (Basel), Sziget Festival (Budapest), Lunga Arts Festival (Seydisfjordur), RichMix Cultural Foundation (London), Meyerhold Center (Moscow), Literhaus (Copenhagen), Municipal Smetana Hall (Prague), Pace Gallery (London) as well as a residencies at the Barbican Centre (London) and Fabrika CCI (Moscow).
The 2017-18 season marks Brody’s residencies at The National Sawdust and Happy Lucky No.1 Gallery (New York), where he performs as a soloist as well as with Moscow-based group ‘Pletai’ and Lithuanian folk singers 'Trys Keturiose'. He will also be touring his most recent album, From The Rich Dark Earth, which features compositions drawn from his extensive research across the Baltic countries.
Abraham has collaborated with countless artists in and outside the classical arena and performed on shows such as WNYC, BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Vernissage TV and Labas TV amongst others. His most recent work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Independent, The Guardian, Songlines Magazine, The Protagonist Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Magazine and others.
Born in New York in 1991, Abraham Brody gave his first violin public performance at the age of eight. He emigrated to Europe to pursue his music studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts (Vienna), followed by the Guildhall School of Music (London). Currently, he is based between Vilnius (Lithuania) and New York (US).
"Thrilling, transformative and emotional opening night" — The New Yorker
"A vibrant musician with plenty of virtuosity" — The Independent
"A powerful talent" — Marina Abramović
"An astonishing musician and highly-talented multi-instrumentalist" — Dash Arts
Interview and performance on WNYC Studios "New Sounds" New York.
John Schaefer interviews Abraham Brody and his Moscow-based group 'Pletai' on their New York residency and Brody's latest album "From The Rich Dark Earth".
Abraham Brody's opening at National Sawdust listed in The New Yorker.
The New Yorker lists the show at the National Sawdust's Opening Weekend as one of the top classical-music picks of the week.
Abraham Brody as Artist in Residence (2017-18) at the National Sawdust.
On the heels of his performance at The Public Theatre, Abraham Brody returns to New York as Artist in Residence at The National Sawdust.
New release of solo album: "From The Rich Dark Earth". Available now!
Abraham Brody releases his latest solo album, featuring a compilation of his compositions based on Lithuanian rituals and folklore.