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Associate Professor, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
Ayal Adler's compositions are continuously performed worldwide: United States; Canada; Germany; Austria; England; Finland; Hungary; Romania; Croatia; Czech Republic; Russia; Lithuania; Spain; South Korea, and more. His oeuvre includes music in various genres including solo, chamber, vocal, and orchestral. His new work In Motion- Concerto for Continuo and Large Orchestra, commissioned by the Bregenz Festival will be premiered in July 2023, with the Wiener Symphoniker and Omer Meir Wellber (cond. / Harpsichord and Accordion). Resonating Sounds for Large Orchestra was commissioned and premiered by Daniel Barenboim and the West- Eastern DIVAN Orchestra, at the following venues: BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall; Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival; Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires. His song cycle Alone, I return from the Night, texts by David Vogelwas commissioned and premiered by the Munich Philharmonic and Omer Meir Wellber, with soprano Hila Baggio. Crystallization for large orchestra was re-premiered by Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Postlude for Large ensemble was re-premiered with Meitar Ensemble and Matthias Pintscher. Ayal Adler's works are often performed at International Festivals, such as the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM); Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival; Asian Composers' League (ACL), and more. In Israel, his music was premiered, among others, by The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem; Israel Symphony Orchestra; Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; Meitar Ensemble; Israel Contemporary Soloists; Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, and more, under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber; Matthias Pintscher; Ilan Volkov; Frédéric Chaslin; Pierre- André Valade; Zsolt Nagy, and others.
Born in Jerusalem. After receiving a Diploma in Piano and Composition from the Rubin Jerusalem Conservatory, he enrolled at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. There, he completed a B.Mus. and Artist Diploma in Composition (with Honors), at the class of Prof. Mark Kopytman. He then pursued a Doctoral degree in Composition at McGill University Montreal, at the class of Prof. Brian Cherney. Dr. Adler is a full-time faculty member in Composition and Theory at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and was recently appointed Associate Professor. In recent years, he served as Chairman, Composition and Conducting Department; Dean of Students, and others. Mr. Adler is the former Director of the Israeli Composers' League (ISCM), and also served as a member of the Board of Trustees - Prime Minister Composition Award.
Recipient of many awards and grants, including: First Prize at the International Composition Competition RMN Music in London; Prime- Minister Award for Composers; Two ACUM Prizes: Achievement Award of the Year, and Orchestral Award; Commissions from the America-Israel Cultural Fund, including Fulbright Grant for Doctoral Studies, and others. Mr. Adler was nominated Composer-in-Residence for the Meitar ensemble from 2006 to 2012, and later on became the Ensemble's Advisor. He regularly serves as Jury member at International competitions, such as: Future Symphony; Balsys Competition; The Israel Conservatory Composition Competition, and others. Six compact discs containing his works were released in recent years. Ayal Adler's works are regularly published by the Israeli Music Institute (IMI), and the Israeli Music Center (IMC). Ayal Adler's works are recorded and played on BBC Radio 4; Radio Swiss; Radio France; Israeli Radio Kan HaMusica, and more.