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Jenny’s work often uses text fragments as a point of departure for establishing musical ideas. The mood of the text provides a basis for the character of the piece during the composing process, and in turn serves as an entryway into the piece during the listening process.
In 2012, Jenny was a Composition Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and participated in the Kaija Saariaho and Anssi Karttunen Professional Training Workshop at Carnegie Hall. In 2011, she was the top prizewinner at the HighSCORE Music Center summer festival.
Jenny is currently composing music for dance in collaboration with the New York-based company ChEckiT!Dance. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Musical director, Pianist and active musician in the popular music scene in Israel, Ziv Cojocaru (b.1977 in Beer -Sheva, Israel) is a versatile musician who bridges classical and contemporary music.
He studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance receiving his Master’s degree in Composition, as well as receiving his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting, both with distinction.
Since the 2010-11 Academic year, Mr. Cojocaru is a Faculty member of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Mr. Cojocaru’s compositions were preformed in the prestigious Desert Sounds Festival for contemporary music, and in the Israeli Music Festival, by well-known ensembles including the Meitar ensemble, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Israel String Quartet for Contemporary music, the Israel Sinfonietta.
His arrangements are performed regularly by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra,the “aifa Symphony Orchestra , the Israel Chamber Orchestra, The Israel Sinfonietta, the Raanana Symphonette, the Israel Kibutz Orchestra, the Tel Aviv Jazz Big Band, the Meitar ensemble and more…
As conductor , Mr. Cojocaru performs regularly with the Israel Chamber Orchestra , the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Filarmonica de Stat Botosani (Romania), the Israel Sinfonietta,the Israel Kibutz Orchestra, the Raanana Symphonette(Israel), Meitar ensemble, and the Jerusalem Academy of music Orchestra.
In the popular music scene, He is active from 1995, and works regularly on Israel’s most prestigious stage productions appearing in Israel’s best-selling albums as a producer, musical director, arranger, conductor, composer, and keyboard player.
Mr. Cojocaru is the recipient of several Israeli local prizes and scholarships, and serves as a board member at the Israeli Composers’ League.
Tomer Hod was born (1987) in Haifa, Israel. He started composition lessons in 2003, studying at the Wizo High School for Arts, completing a high school diploma in composition, and taking lessons for two and a half years with Arik Shapira, practicing musical theory and Bach counterpoint. In 2008 he began a B.A. in composition at the Rubin academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, under the supervision of Menachem Zur and Inam Leef. Currently he is studying for an M.A. with Ari Ben-Shabtai. His works have been performed by Ensemble Meitar as a participant in a workshop with Phillipe Leroux. Hod won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship for 2012.
Marek Poliks (b.1989) composes chamber music at Harvard University, where he works towards a PhD. His music mines for expressivity in threadbare spaces, exhausted resources, and modes of interdiction. Marek’s mentors include Chaya Czernowin, Steven Takasugi, John Luther Adams, and Josh Levine. Recent projects involved the JACK Quartet, ELISION cellist Séverine Ballon, and Argento Ensemble. More information is available at www.marekpoliks.com.
Lydia Ainsworth is a Brooklyn based composer. Working with a variety of collaborators including visual artists, filmmakers, poets, choreographers, Lydia’s music explores the meeting points of many contemporary artistic languages. As might be expected from a former student of Joan La Barbara, Lydia’s work embraces a wide range of vocal influences. Her film scores have premiered at festivals including Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, and Cannes. As a New York based composer / musician she has performed her solo work at venues such as Bowery Ballroom, Le Poisson Rouge, and Mercury Lounge.
David Fennessy (b. 1976 Maynooth) began his musical life as guitarist in a school rock band but had no formal musical training until the age of fifteen when he decided to study classical guitar. He became interested in composition whilst studying for his undergraduate degree at the Dublin College of Music. In 1998 Fennessy moved to Glasgow to study for his Masters Degree at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with James MacMillan. He was later invited to join the composition faculty and has held a teaching post there since 2005.
His music has been performed nationally and internationally by many groups including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and London Sinfonietta.
Recent significant works include BODIES written for the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, La Rejouissance, La Paix commissioned by Ensemble Modern for their 30th Anniversary celebrations and Pass the Spoon, a “sort-of opera” written in collaboration with the visual artist, David Shrigley.
In 2010 he received a prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award. This British award, providing significant support over three years, aims to give artists the freedom to develop their creative ideas and contribute towards their personal and professional growth. In 2010/2011 he was a Fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.
Looking ahead, 2013 will see new works for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and a viola concerto for Garth Knox to be premiered at the Huddersfield Festival in England.
David’s music is published by Universal Edition.
Seth Cluett (b. Troy, NY) is an artist, perfomer, and composer whose work ranges from photography and drawing to video, installation, concert music, and critical writing. His “subtle…seductive, immersive” (Artforum) sound work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail” (e/i) and “dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature” (The Wire). Boomcat described his 2011 CD Objects of Memory on the Line Imprint as a “beautifully tremulous and thoughtful exploration in electro-acoustic sound.” His work explores everyday actions at extreme magnification, celebrates minutae by amplifying impossible tasks, and explores the working of memory in forms that rethink the role of the senses in an increasingly technologized society. The recipient of grants from Meet the Composer and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, he has presented work in thirteen countries on five continents at venues such as MassMoCA, The Kitchen, GRM, Palais de Tokyo, STEIM, and Dundee Contemporary Arts. Recent work is documented on Line, Radical Matters, Sedimental, and Winds Measure recordings. This past fall, Cluett joined the faculty of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he teaches courses in audio engineering as well as electronic and experimental sound practices.
Jobina Tinnemans is a music composer and sound designer, her work is rich and contrasting and encompasses a wide variety of analogue, digital, lofi and high-end techniques throughout her practice.
Tinnemans constantly strives to walk into her personal unknown, often deliberately facing her disagreeing emotions to a subject matter – other than her compositions would suggest, she doesn’t enjoy sports nor building sites. Yet such a confrontation is free from expectations, trigger her wit and liberate to comfortably explore the unpredictable. In 2007 she performed the highly acclaimed piece ‘Shakespeare and Hedgeshear’ which was composed specifically for the performance space – a disused gasometer – and involved two table-tennis teams and hedge-cutting performers, which will be performed again at the ISCM World Music Days 2014 in Wroclaw.
Jobina has worked with some of the most highly regarded innovators and institutions in music, radio and research; her independent radio productions and music have been broadcast by the likes of the BBC and ABC. Last year she was invited to join former employees from The BBC Radiophonic Workshop together with a group of contemporary musicians and producers to curate a new exhibition celebrating the work of electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram at the Science Museum in London.
Evan Antonellis was born in New England and was trained as a pianist and composer. He obtained his doctorate in composition from Manhattan School of Music, where he represented his graduation class to receive the prestigious Helen Cohn award for outstanding achievement. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theory at Ohio University, having previously taught theory at Manhattan School of Music for four years. He also teaches summer sessions at the Young Musicians Program at the University of California, Berkeley. He has lectured on his music at Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, and Janáček Conservatory in the Czech Republic. As a composer, Dr. Antonellis has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including a BMI award and a Nicholas Flagello award. In 2013, he will be featured at the Tanglewood Music Center as a fellow in composition. In addition, he has been invited MacDowell Colony and the Ostrava Days Music Festival, and his compositions have been performed in Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and the United States. He has participated in master classes with Rebecca Saunders, Christian Wolff, Bernhard Lang, Tristan Murail, Dawn Upshaw, Frederic Rzewski, and Richard Danielpour, and collaborated with the conductors Jeffrey Milarsky and David Gilbert. His primary composition teachers have been Andy Vores, Dalit Warshaw, Nils Vigeland, and Reiko Fueting.
Ofer Pelz Currently lives in Montreal and is working toward a Doctorate in music at the University of Montreal. He received a Masters with excellence in composition and music theory from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Subsequently, he moved to Paris for three years to participate in music technology and instrumental composition courses at the Conservatory of Blanc-Mesnil, the Paris Conservatory and in some workshops including the Acanthes at IRCAM summer course.
The music of Ofer Pelz has been performed in many important festivals around the world such as: Zeitkunst Festival – Radialsystem (Berlin) and Centre Pompidou (Paris), Israel Festival (Jerusalem), Nuova Consonanza (Rome), Heidelberger Biennale für Neue Musik (Heildelberg), ACMF Festival (Tongyoung, South Korea), and by major ensembles including Meitar Ensemble, Cairn Ensemble, The Israel Contemporary Players, Ardeo String Quartet, El Perro Andaluz, Nouvelle Ensemble Modern and more. Ofer Pelz’s work – Do Bats eat Cats? published on the recent CD of The Israel Contemporary Players conducted by Zsolt Nagy. His works have featured on several leading international radio broadcasters. Pelz has collaborated with the French choreographer Françcois Raffinot in his recent work LeçonsDeTenebre.
Pelz’s work Equilibrium was awarded the 2008 ACUM Prize for the Best Creation of the Year, and his music has won a number of other national and international prizes such as Chana Idor Avni first prize (Jerusalem, 2007), Kauffmann Award (Paris, 2008), Ernst Von Siemens Grant (Germany, 2010), and more.
Jessie Marino is a composer/performer from New York. Her current work explores the virtuosity of common activities, ritual absurdities in classical performance practices, and the power of humor. These works of Composed Theater rigorously score out sound, physical movements, lighting and staging and place them within highly organized time structures and musical forms.
Jessie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. In 2006 she was awarded the Stamas Family Scholarship from Lincoln Center and has recently received awards from The Headlands Foundation, MATA Festival, Meet the Composer, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the International Alliance for Women in Music. As a cellist, Jessie performs regularly with Ensemble Pamplemousse and the Wet Ink Ensemble (NYC) and has worked with influential composers such as Alvin Lucier, Pierre Boulez, Beat Furrer, and Anthony Braxton. She has previously been a member of the SEM Ensemble (NYC), Forum Zeitgenoessicher Musik (Leipzig), KlangExectuiv (Berlin), and the Ostravska Banda (CZ). In 2008 she founded the sound-centric performance duo, On Structure, with her long time friend and colleague Natacha Diels. Jessie currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where she is lucky to be able to collaborate regularly with her favorite musical friends and is working towards perfecting her telling of the “Whale Joke” as well as attaining a Masters degree in Composition at Wesleyan University.
Henry Vega, born in New York City (1973), is an active composer and performer of new music whose works appear in productions of theatre, dance and concert music that focus solely on modern artistic trends. His music ranges from virtuosic instrumental writings to subtle colourful compositions orchestrating traditional instrumentations with the world of electronic sound. His current interests lie within theatrical settings of his music in combination with video in the space of minimal aesthetics that cross simple harmonies over noisy counterpoints.
Vega’s works have been performed at festivals and venues in Europe and the Americas while based in The Netherlands. He has had the pleasure of writing music for ensembles such as the MAE, VocaalLab, Ensemble Integrales, the Ragazze String Quartet as well as the Roentgen Connection and vocalist Anat Spiegel with whom he has a long standing duo called ‘Wormsongs’.
Many of his works have been composed for instruments in combination with the computer as a live instrument aiming to create new sounds for his compositions that fuse the virtuosity of the instrumentalists with digital variations of themselves. This combination has been an influence on the way the music sounds as well as an inspiration for how to approach acoustic instruments and scores, something which is evident from his more recent compositions.
His latest releases include ‘Wormsongs’ (2011 – arteksounds.com), ‘Anthology of Dutch Electronic Music’ and ‘Stream Machines’ (2013 – arteksounds.com) a collection of five commissioned works composed in his micro-minimal style.
(b. 1977, Łęczyca, Poland). He holds degrees from the University of Lodz (Faculty of Law – LL.M.), Academy of Music in Lodz (music theory – M.A. and composition – M.A., D.M.A.). He also finished 3-years postgraduate studies at the National Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome and the CURSUS 1 at Paris IRCAM.
He has received various prizes and scholarships and has been recognized by different institutions including IRCAM, IMD Darmstadt, Royaumont, Jerwood, Laurentscantorij and Witold Lutosławski Foundations. His music, described by Ivan Fedele in the Il Giornale as “distorsionismo”, has been played by ensembles such as Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble Linea, Algoritmo Ensemble, Nikel Ensemble, Oslo Sinfonietta, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Divertimento Ensemble, orkest de ereprijs, Zone Expérimentale Basel.
He has current commissions from the Polish State and the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra as well as the Warsaw National Opera for season 2013/2014. He also received a commission for his cycle of soloist studies called Aftersounds. This work was inspired by the optical phenomenon known as ‘afterimage’, explored in the 1940s by polish avantgarde painter Władysław in his series of ‘solarist’ paintings which he referred to as afterimages of light and described in his scientific and theoretical writings called Theory of Seeing. With Aftersounds, music comes not only from morofological ‘reflections’ of sound, various extraneous noises, resonances and echoes but also – as he says – ‘some psychological aspects of the listening, something which is not there yet, but will be in a moment, which precede the sound or has remained afterwards’.
(Mexico City, 1979)
Composer and sound artist based in The Netherlands.
His work focuses on the development of alternative instruments for sound generation. Whether extensions of traditional instruments or instrumental implementations of rudimentary objects; technique, notation, physical modification and various uses of technology are usually elements defining his music composition and performance.
After concluding his studies at the Center of Research and Musical Studies (CIEM) in Mexico City, he moves to The Netherlands to continue his postgraduate studies with the support of “The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education” (Nuffic), NL, “Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes” (FONCA),MX, “Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds” and “Fonds Podiumkunsten” (NL). He holds a master’s degree in Music Composition from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, a master’s degree in Sonology (with “Distinction”) from the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, and a PhD degree from the Centre of Contemporary Music Practice (CCMP) Brunel University, London.
His work has been awarded in competitions like: Mexican Music Council 2003, International Jurgenson Competition 2007, International Gaudeamus Music Week 2008, SPNM Shortlist 2008-11, and International Forum of New Music 2010. Being performed in Mexico, Canada, Spain, England, The Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Egypt, South Korea, Serbia and Taiwan, by ensembles such as The Arditti Quartet, L’Ensemble Intercontemporain, El Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Ensemble Klang, Modelo62, Broooomm! and Ensemble MAE among others
He currently lives in The Hague as a freelance composer.
Mauro Lanza (Born 1975 in Venice) studied piano, composition and musicology in his hometown. In 1998/99 he was chosen for the annual course in composition and computer music at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris, where has worked as “composer in research” and teacher, active above all in the field of synthesis using physical models and computer-aided composition.
His music has been performed in international festivals like the Venice Biennale, Musica (Strasbourg), Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam), MNM (Montréal), Ars Musica (Bruxelles), Tage für Neue Musik (Zürich), Les Musiques (Marseille), Integra (Copenhagen), Ultima (Oslo), Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik and Milano Musica.
He has worked with the ensembles Court-circuit, Alternance, l’Itinéraire, 2e2m, Divertimento, MusikFabrik, United Berlin, Klangforum, Ascolta, Champs d’Action, Athelas, KNM, InterContemporain, the Neue Vocalsolisten, les percussions de Strasbourg, Arditti quartet, Jack quartet and many others.
Since 2004 his work has been published by Ricordi (Universal).
He was a fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2006), of the Académie de France à Rome (2007/2008) and of the Akademie Schloß Solitude (2009-2010).
Born outside of Philadelphia, PA, Christopher Bailey turned to music composition in his late ‘teens, and to electroacoustic composition during his studies at the Eastman School of Music, and later at Columbia University. He is currently based in Boston, but frequently performs in New York City. His work Walking Down the Hillside at Cortona, and Seeing it’s Towers Rise Before Me won a mention in the 2009 Salvatore Martirano Competition at the University of Illinois; Balladei was a finalist at the Earplay competition in 2007; Sand won a mention at Denmark’s 2007 Infinite Composing interactive computer-music competition. His music explores a variety of musical threads, including microtonality, acousmatic and concrete sounds, serialist junk sculpture, music in flat forms and its consequences, and constrained improvisation. For more information, mp3′s, software, and fun, informative and interactive paraphernalia, see http://music.columbia.edu/~chris .
Bryan Jacobs is a New York based composer and guitarist. His music has been performed by ensembles such as the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, The McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, Wet Ink, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Pamplemousse, and the pianist Xenia Pestova. He has had performances at Festival Ai-maako (Chile), La Muse en Festival (Paris, France), Festival Archipel (Geneva, Switzerland), Domain Forget (Québec), St. John’s Church (Limerick), as well as numerous other music festivals in Canada and the United States. His acoustic and electroacoustic compositions have earned him national and international awards and scholarships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Bourges International Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art competition, Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music, RTÉ Lyric FM and McGill University among others. He has participated in residencies at La Muse en Circuit in Paris and Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Germany. He has performed his own compositions for guitar and electronics at the Stone (NYC), Miller Theater (NYC), and the Wulf (LA). In addition to his artistic endeavors, Bryan is the co-founder of Qubit, a New York based concert producing organization that presents music involving technology.
Enda Bates is a composer, musician, producer and academic based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2010 he completed a PhD in music composition at Trinity College Dublin, where he now lectures.
His work has been performed by, among others, the Crash Ensemble, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, Anne La Berge, the Doelen Quartet, Trio Scordatura, Darragh Morgan, New Dublin Voices and the Miso Music Loudspeaker Orchestra. He has received various commissions and awards including the 37th Florilege Vocal de Tours, the 2008 Irish National Choir of the Year competition, the 2009 Gaudeamus Music Prize shortlist and the 2010 Música Viva Competition.
He is a founder member of the Spatial Music Collective and also regularly performs with the Irish folk-rock band the Spook of the Thirteenth Lock. He has also worked in a technical capacity for artists and ensembles such as the Crash Ensemble, Mumbling Deaf Ro, Somadrone, Jeff Martin and Daniel Figgis.
Milica Djordjević (1984, Belgrade, Serbia) graduated composition from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where she also finished studies of Sound and Music Recording and Production. She finished postgraduate specialist studies in composition at Conservatoire National de Region de Strasbourg in the class of Ivan Fedele (2007-2009) and graduated with honours. She continued her professional accomplishments in Paris, where she was enrolled in composition and computer music Cursus1 at IRCAM (2009/10).
Currently, she is finishing postgraduate studies at HfM Hanns Eisler in Berlin, in the class of prof. Hanspeter Kyburz.
Apart from this, she has attended various composition master classes, courses and festivals. Djordjević collaborates with eminent ensembles and performers such as the Arditti Quartet, musikFabrik, Neue Vocalsolisten, ensemble Alternance, ensemble l’arsenale, Luca Pfaff, Jean Deroyer, Sylvio Gualda, Francesco Dillon, and the Orchestre National de Lorraine.
She has been awarded numerous prizes and awards (The Winner of the 8th TICF 2012, the Nikola Tesla Award 2012, First Prize at the ISA05, the Third Prize at the 12th YCM Apeldoorn, Prize of the City of Strasbourg 2008, Finalist of the StaubachPreis competition in Darmstadt 2008, The Alfred Toepfer Scholarship, Scholarship for talents of the Serbian Government 2008, selected for the ISCM World New Music Days 2011, and nominated for the April Prize of the City of Belgrade.)
Djordjević’s music has been performed and broadcasted in Europe, Asia and the US.
Since 2011 she is member of Klangnetz association in Berlin and the Knowledge Committee of Serbia.
Taylor Brook has studied composition with Luc Brewaeys, Brian Cherney, Richard Carrick, and George Lewis. Taylor has also studied Hindustani musical performance in Kolkata, India, with Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Taylor writes concert music, music for video, and music for theater and dance. Taylor has won many awards and prizes for his compositions including the Coup de Coeur prize from the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne for his chamber orchestra work, Murder Ballad, A Lee Ettelson Award, and three SOCAN Young Composers awards, including a first prize for his solo violin work, Vocalise. Taylor Brook’s music has been performed in North America and Europe by ensembles and soloists such as the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Quatour Bozzini, JACK quartet, Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, and Mira Benjamin. Taylor participated in the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne FORUM 2010, composing a new work to accompany the Nathalie Bujold film Les trains où vont les choses; the piece was awarded the Prix Public and second prize from the jury. Taylor currently resides in New York where he is pursuing a doctorate in composition from Columbia University. Taylor is a founding member and artistic director for the Montréal-based Portmantô Ensemble. His current projects include new compositions for Ekmeles, Quatuor Bozzini, and the JACK quartet. He will also be traveling to Holland in September, 2013, as a finalist in the Gaudeamus composition competition with his work Motorman Frangments.
Acclaimed as “exquisite” (TheaterMania.com) and “an imaginative artist willing to think big” (The Strad), Ana Milosavljevic is a Serbian native and New York City-based composer, violinist, and Viper electric violinist. Her “inventive,” “graceful,” ”showpiece” works (New York Times) have been premiered at Carnegie Hall, Off-Broadway, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Tribeca New Music Festival, performed by the string quartet ETHEL, Ensemble Metamorphosis, Grammy Award-winning flutist Robert Mirabal, pianists Kathleen Supove and Vicky Chow among others, and featured in choreography by Takehiro Ueyama (TAKE Dance). An avid collaborator, Ana received commissions from artists Vittoria Chierici and Corrado Levi. Ana’s recent film score is Luci in the Sky (a film directed by Yuko Takebe). A MacDowell Colony Fellow, Ana has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, The TimesCenter, LPR, and The Stone, and appeared at major international festivals. She has been featured on WNYC, WPRB, WQXR/Q2, and BBC radio stations. Ana’s recent album is Reflections (Innova). In May 2013, South Shore Orchestra will perform the world premiere of Ana’s composition RED for orchestra. www.anamilo.com
The Talea Ensemble has been labeled “…a crucial part the New York cultural ecosphere” by the New York Times and has given many important world and US premieres of new works by composers including Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, James Dillon, Pierluigi Billone, Hans Abrahamsen, Stefano Gervasoni, Marco Stroppa, and Fausto Romitelli. The Talea Ensemble has performed at the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Wien Modern, Contempuls, Spectrum XXI Festival, Nevada Encounters of New Music (NEON), La Ciudad de las Ideas (Mexico), Art Summit Indonesia (Jakarta), and the International Contemporary Music Festival of Lima, Peru. Radio broadcasts of performances have been heard on ORF (Austria), HRF (Germany), and WQXR’s Q2. As an active collaborator of new music Talea has joined forces with the Austrian Cultural Forum, Consulate General of Denmark, Korean Cultural Service NY, Italian Cultural Institute, and the Ukrainian Institute. Assuming an ongoing role in supporting and collaborating with student composers, Talea has served as ensemble in residence at Harvard University, Columbia University, Stanford University, Ithaca College, Cornell University and New York University. Talea has recorded works on the Living Artists Label, Gravina Musica, Tzadik, and a forthcoming release on New World Records. Recently commissioned composers include Anthony Cheung, Christopher Trapani, and Georges Aperghis. For more information, please visit www.taleaensemble.org
Since Meitar Ensemble’s inception in 2004 by founder and director Amit Dolberg, the group has established itself not only as a prominent array of young virtuosos though as significant contributors to the development of Israeli culture and music. They are the winners of the ‘Binyamin Award’ in 2006, ‘Partosh Award’ in 2008presented by the Israeli Cultural Minister for the best performance of an Israeli piece, and the acclaimed ‘Landau Award’ in 2010 for classical music performers.
The ensemble has vitalized the Israeli new music scene through commisions from composers of all generations in Israel. Over the past seven years they have had over 120 new works written for them. On the international scene they have
collaborate with renowned composers such as Fabian Panisello, Mark Andre, Walter Zimmerman, Philippe Leroux, Sarah Nemtsow, Daniel Peter Biro, Simon Steen Andersen, Vladimir Tarnopolsky, Giya Kancheli and Matthias Pintscher.
The Meitar Ensemble has been premiering new music world-wide in some of the mostprestigious venues and festivals. These include; Russia legendary composers hall in St. Petersburg; England (Purcell Room, London), France (Centre Pompidou,Paris), Germany (Radial System, BKA, Berlin), Moscow (Moscow conservatory hall) Spain, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy and Israel, Zeitkunst Festival in Berlin, The Biennale for Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv, The Kfar Blum Festival, Sofia Pianissimo Festival, The EU Cultural Capitol Festival, Spanish Night Festival in Germany and the Heidelberg Biennale for Contemporary Music.
The Meitar Ensemble has recently worked with the Spanish recording label VERSO, with which they have already released a CD featuring the music of Fabian Panisello. In addition to that, they have released two CD’s on the IMI label. Their first CD was published with the support of the Israeli composers leigue.
Meitar Ensemble’s members are all recipients of the AICF, The Buchman-Heiman and The Arkin Family scholarships and enjoy the generous support of the Adele and John Gray Endowment.