When Leopold Stokowski hailed Jose Serebrier as "the greatest master of orchestral balance" the 22-year-old musician was Associate Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra in New York. That year his Carnegie Hall debut was hailed by the American press for the "great intensity, precision and clarity " of his music-making. Said The New York Times: "Jose Serebrier, who is at least 50 years younger than Stokowski, let the music storm the heavens, and sing, with great emotional vitality."
By the time Serebrier had made his debut recording with the Symphony No. 4 by Charles Ives, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, he was winning accolades from music critics and the public all over the world. Hi-fi News insisted that "Serebrier's recording of the Ives Symphony is one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of the Gramophone." In the US High Fidelity Musical America had this to say: "We had renditions by Stokowski and other conductors. Now Serebrier has recorded the work on his own with the London Philharmonic, and his .performance is unquestionably the cleanest, most precise, and most decisive that we have on disc. The clarity is quite extraordinary".
Since his early years with Stokowski's American Symphony, and after several seasons with George Szell as "Composer-in-Residence " of the Cleveland Orchestra, Jose Serebrier has been conducting regularly every major orchestra in America and Europe. He made enormously successful debuts with the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Symphony and Cleveland Orchestras.
Besides recording with the London Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestras, Serebrier has recorded with the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras during his tours of Australia.