Meitar Ensemble

Friday, February 8th, 2013 - 1:48 pm

yoni moshe amit roy gilad2Since 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.