Amos Elkana: Tripp

Amos Elkana

Amos Elkana was born in Boston in 1967 but grew up in Jerusalem. He studied Jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and composition at the New England Conservatory of Music. He then went on to Bard College, where he earned an MFA in electronic music and sound. Over the years, Elkana has received numerous…

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Igal Myrtenbaum: Comping the Empty Wheel

Igal Myrtenbaum

Dr. Igal Myrtenbaum is a composer, lecturer and educator. His work and passion ranges from synchronizing sounds to studying how people synchronize, through learning communities and multi-cultural environments. Composing both electronic and music for acoustic instruments, his projects and works are performed world-wide and he is giving lectures and clinics to a variety of audiences from…

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Dina Smorgonskaya: Piano Trio ‘Dedication’

Dina Smorgonskaya

Dina Smorgonskaya (b. 1947) is one of Israel’s most prominent composers. Originally from Vitebsk, Belarus, which was then part of the USSR, Smorgonskaya emigrated to Israel in 1989 bringing with her a mastery of a broad spectrum of styles and genres, together with her own music personality – both featuring the rich artistic tradition of…

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Talia Amar: Reverberations

Talia Amar

Pianist and composer Dr. Talia Amar (b. 1989) is the recipient of many international awards including the Israel Prime Minister award 2018, The Acum Award 2019, and the Rosenblum Prize for Promising Young Artist 2016 by the Tel Aviv Municipality. Her pieces are performed by leading ensembles around the world and she was selected to…

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Batya Frenklakh: Nocturne

Batya Frenklakh

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Batya Frenklakh (b. 1992) is a master’s degree student in composition at Anton Bruckner Private University under the direction of Prof. Carola Bauckholt (’19-). Previously she studied with Mr. Dan Yuhas (’14-’17) and Mr. Reuben Seroussi (’17-’19), and completed her first master at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at…

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Hilat Ben Kennaz: Sweet and Sour

Hilat Ben Kennaz

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Hilat Ben-Kennaz (b. 1970) finished her Master’s Degree in Composition in Tel-Aviv University, with top academic of honors, under the guides of Prof. Leon Schidlowsky. Her compositions, which have been commissioned by the America-Israel Culture foundation, the “Israel Contemporary Players”, “Fragment ” Ensemble and “Meitar” Ensemble, have been performed…

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Omer Barash: Jeux jérusalemiens

Omer Barash

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Omer Barash is a composer currently pursuing his master’s degree at McGill University, as well as serving as President of the McGill Association of Student Composers. Among his main compositional interests is the exploration of energetic and instrumental musical gestures. His music was awarded such prizes as the Svoboda…

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Hana Ajiashvili: Cicada’s Singing

Hana Ajiashvili

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Dr. Hana Ajiashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1972 and received a Master Diploma in piano and composition from the Music Sarajshvili Academy in 1995. In 1996, she continued her composition studies with the composer Vladimir Tarnopolsky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and worked with the Studio…

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Menachem Zur: Septet

Menachem Zur

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Menachem Zur was born in Israel in 1942. He has composed over 180 works, including chamber music (including 5 string quartets), vocal, symphonic (ten symphonies, nineteen concerti), electronic music, and two full-scale operas. In 2001 he was awarded the ACUM (Israeli ASCAP) prize for life-achievements and the Prime minister’s…

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Ayal Adler: Double Concerto for a Single Guitarist

Ayal Adler

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Ayal Adler was born in Jerusalem in 1968. After receiving a Diploma in Piano and Composition from the Rubin Jerusalem Conservatory, he enrolled at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where he completed a B.Mus. and an Artist Diploma in Composition, with Honors. He then pursued a Doctoral…

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