Portrait of Israel's leading comtemporary composer

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Ayal Adler

Associate Professor, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

 Ayal Adler's compositions are continuously performed worldwide- United States; Canada; Germany; Austria; England; Lithuania; Spain; Finland; Czech Republic; Russia; Hungary; Romania; Croatia; South Korea, and more. Adler's oeuvre includes music in various genres, including solo, chamber, vocal and orchestral. His work Alone, I return from the Night was commissioned and premiered by the Munich Philharmonic, cond. by Omer Meir Wellber, with soprano Hila Baggio. 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. Crystallization for large orchestra was re-premiered by Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. 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; 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). He then pursued a Doctoral degree in Composition at McGill University in Montreal. 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; Chair, Student Ethics Committee, 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.    

Mr. Adler received many awards and grants, including: First Prize at the International Composition Competition RMN Music in London, 2018, for his work Chase; Prime- Minister Award for Composers (2008); Two ACUM Prizes (equivalent to ASCAP): "Achievement Award of the Year", for Quintet (2012), and orchestral award for Crystallization (2003); Commissions from the America-Israel Cultural Fund, including Fulbright Grant for Doctoral Studies, and others. He was nominated Composer-in-Residence for the Meitar ensemble from 2006 -2012, and later on became the Ensemble's Advisor. Mr. Adler 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. His works are regularly published by the Israeli Music Institute (IMI), and the Israeli Music Center (IMC). Ayal Adler's works were recorded and played on BBC Radio 4; Radio Swiss; Radio France; Israeli Radio Kan HaMusica, and others.

Links:  http://ayaladler.com/