Moshe Denburg, who hails from a well known Montreal Rabbinical family, came to the West Coast of Canada in 1982.
His musical career has spanned 5 decades and his accomplishments encompass a wide range of musical activities, including Composition, Performance,Music Education, and Artistic Direction. He is the founder of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
(VICO) and has been involved in its evolution since its inception in the year 2001. He has studied music extensively, both formally and informally, and for the past 35 years has been engaged in exploring the musical resources of the non-Western world, creating music that challenges musicians of differing disciplines to work together across aural/written cultural divides, and to find a common musical aesthetic. He has traveled worldwide, living and studying in the United States, Israel, India and Japan. From 1986 to 1990 he studied composition with John Celona at the University of Victoria, Canada. He has written a large number of works which have been performed, recorded, and broadcast at festivals and on the radio both in Canada and abroad. He is the recipient of many Canada Council grants and commissions and is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre.