"From Jewish Traditions" / Benjamin Yusupov

Composer Benjamin Yusupov
Israel

Commissioned music: Piano Trio No. 2 - "From Jewish Traditions"
Premiere: Toulon, France, Sep. 2018
Music included in other programs: View From Mt. Nebo

Sensations / Yitzhak Yedid

Composer Yitzhak Yedid
Israel / Australia

Atar Trio / Commissioned music

Commissioned music: "Sensations" / Premiere: Jerusalem, Henry Crown, Jan. 2011
Commissioned music: Trio version of "Arabic violin bass and piano" / Premiere: NY, March. 2017
Music included in other programs: LEGENDS OF JEWISH MUSIC
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Michael Wolpe

composer Michael wolpe / Atar Trio
Israel

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Dikla Baniel

composer Dikla Baniel
Israel

Atar Trio / Commissioned music

Talia Amar

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Israel / USA

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Judith Shatin

Composer Judith Shatin
USA

Commissioned music: "Gregors Dream"
Premiere: The Ralli Museum, Caesarea, Mar. 2016
Music included in other programs: View From Mt. Nebo

Alex Wassreman

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Israel

is an Israeli composer, conductor and cellist whose music has been performed far and wide, including the Aspen and Norfolk Chamber Music Festivals, The Tel Aviv Chamber Music Society, Musica Nova, the Israeli Composers League and many others. His commissions include those from the Aims Music Festival in Barcelona, the Beer Sheva Sinfonieta, Contempo Music Festival, Kfar Blum Music Festival and performers such as Rivka Golani and the Aviv String Quartet. Born in Brazil, Wassserman was educated at the Rubin Academy in Israel, and at the Mannes College of Music and The Juilliard School in New York. He is currently music director and conductor of the Ramat Gan Symphonie Orchestra, and Tel Aviv Chamber Music Society as well as the principal of the Ramat Gan Music Center.

ILYA LEVINSON

composer Ilya Levinson / Atar Trio
Chicago, USA

"In my music I convey the gamut of human emotions, describing the highs and lows of life—the tragedy and the comedy, the hope and dismay—contemplating the majestic beauty of nature as a contrast for the darkest corners of the soul"

Russian-born Ilya Levinson graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory, where he studied composition with Alexander Pirumov and Edison Denisov. After immigrating to the US in 1988, Levinson completed a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Chicago including instruction from Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, John Eaton, and Howard Sandroff.

Levinson is Assistant Professor at the Music Department of Columbia College Chicago and Music Director and Co-Founder of the New Budapest Orpheum Society, an ensemble-in-residence at The University of Chicago. The group specializes in performing music of the Jewish Cabaret. Their two CD’s are recorded on the Cedille label. Ilya Levinson is composer-in-residence with American Music Festivals, an organization committed to promoting cultural exchange and American music.

Levinson’s catalogue includes operas, musicals, symphonic music and chamber music, film scores and original music for theatre. Levinson’s music has been performed by the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Yaroslavl Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Sarajevo Philharmonic, Duo Montagnard and Trio Atar among others. Ilya Levinson was a winner of the 1994 Midwest Composers Competition and recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships in Music Composition in 1997 and 2003.

Amit Weiner

composer Amit Weiner / Atar Trio
Israel

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Eran El-Bar

composer Eran El-Bar / Atar Trio
Israel

Studied music, education and philosophy in the Hebrew university in Jerusalem as well as composition in the Frantz Liszt academy in Budapest. Among his teachers were Abel Erlich, Mark Kopitman, Gidon Levinson and Enriko Yosef. Eran composed many songs and cooperated with leading singers, poets and musicians around Israel and Europe. Some of these songs were published on Albums. His chamber music works were performed in Israel, Italy, Hungary, England and Austria and recorded by the Inbar piano trio, Atar piano trio and other ensembles.

As music educator Eran Worked as a teacher and staff member in “Michael Educational project” , as Pedagogic director of HASSADNA Music conservatory in Jerusalem, as a fellow in the “Mandel” Institute for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem. He established the CHAVRUTAV educational Program for teaching Hebrew Poetry and Music in elementary schools and was representative of the Educational Department of The Jewish Agency for Israel and the central Representative in Central/East Europe region. Eran in the pedagogic director of the MAALOT music center and active in promoting concert music, producing concerts and lecture concerts around Israel.

Arik Shapira

composer Arik Shapira / Atar Trio
Israel

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Click for an interview with the composer: A THORN AMONG THE ROSES