Ayal Adler

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Ayal Adler (Hebrew: אייל אדלר‎, is an Israeli composer. He is a senior lecturer in composition and theory at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and serves as Director of the Israeli Composers' League.

Biography[edit]

Ayal Adler's compositions range in various genres, from solo, vocal, small and large chamber ensemble to orchestral works. His work 'Resonating Sounds' for large orchestra was commissioned and premiered by Daniel Barenboim and the West- Eastern DIVAN Orchestra at the BBC Proms Festival, Lucerne, and Salzburg Festivals, and Cologne Theatre. 'Crystallization' for large orchestra was re-premiered by Zubin Mehta and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. His work 'Alone , I return from the Night' will be premiered in a new version with Omer Meir Wellber and the Munuch Philharmonic and soprano Hila Baggio in November 2019. In recent years his music was performed in the United States, Canada, Far East, as well as in Israel, Germany, England, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Czech Republic, Rumania, Croatia, etc. Adler's works were premiered and performed in International Festivals, such as: the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival and the Jerusalem- Berlin Intonations Festival; International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM); Asian Composers' League (ACL); Lucerne; Salzburg; BBC Proms Festivals, and others. He has received several awards, including the Prime- Minister Award for Composers; "Achievement of the Year" ACUM award, and others.

Works[edit]

After receiving a diploma in piano and composition from the Rubin Conservatory, he enrolled in the Jerusalem Rubin academy of Music. There, he completed a B.Mus. and an 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 of composition and theory at the Jerusalem. Academy of Music and Dance since 2001. He was recently appointed as Chairman of Department of Composition and Conducting at the Jerusalem Academy (starting October 2017), and Director of the Israeli Composers' League (ISCM).In addition, he serves at the Board of Trustees - Prime Minister Award.

Ayal Adler was nominated Composer-in-Residence for the McGill Symphony, Montreal, and Visby International Center for Composers, Sweden. He served as composer-in-residence for Meitar ensemble from 2006 -2012. Four compact discs containing his works were released in recent years. His music is published by the Israeli Music Institute (IMI) and the Israeli Music Center (IMC). Adler's works are often recorded and played on the Israeli Radio, as well as BBC Radio 4; Swiss Radio; Radio France, and others. Website: www.ayaladler.com

Compositions[edit]

  • Imaginary Figures, for Piano (2018). 12 min
  • Circular Breathing, for String orchetsra (2018). 15 min
  • Lines, interrupted, for Violin and strings (2018) . 14 min
  • Rock Expressions for Guitars and ensemble (2016). 15 min
  • Double Concerto for Single Guitarist and large orchestra (2016). 15 min
  • Concerto for Mandolin and strings (2015). 14 min
  • Resonating Sounds, for large orchestra (2014/2018). 17 min
  • Colors of Dust, for fl, cl, vn, vc, pno (2013). 14 min
  • Solitary, I return from the night (2012). Three songs for soprano and orchestra. Texts: David Vogel. 15 min
  • Postlude, for a large ensemble (2011). 10'.
  • Allegretto Misterioso for Two Pianos (2010). 13'.
  • Two Short Pieces for piano (2010). 7'.
  • Quintet for pno,fl, cl, vn and vc (2009). 15'.
  • Or Haganuz, for a large ensemble (2007). 20'.
  • At the Gate of Darkness (2006), two songs for mezzo soprano, fl, cl, bsn, vn, vc and pno. Texts: David Vogel: As night approaches; At the gate of Darkness. 14'.
  • Reminiscence (2005) for violin and piano. 18'.
  • Circles in Time (2004) for fl, cl, vc, prc and pno. 14'.
  • Shades.. to Colors (2003) for piano and string quartet. 12'.
  • Crystallization (2001) for large orchestra. 17'.
  • Voyages (1999) for orchestra. 10'.
  • Dialogues (1998) for piano and large ensemble (12 players). 14'.
  • Misterioso (1997) for piano. Dedicated to Mark Kopytman's 70th anniversary. 6'.
  • Largo (1997) for violin and orchestra. 14'.
  • Two Pieces for piano(1996): Allegro Agitato; Andante Sostenuto. 10'. -
  • String Quartet (1995) in four movements. 14'.
  • Five Short Pieces for Clarinet (1995). 10'.
  • Three Songs for Women's Choir (1994): Kirya Yefeifia; Se'I Yona; Nitzanim Nir'u Ba'aretz. 13'.

Public Performances[edit]

  • Alone, I return from the Night for soprano and large orchestra. New version premiere. Hila Baggio, soprano, Munich Philharmonic, Omer Meir Wellber, cond. November 2019, Munich
  • Voyages for orchestra. Intrada Contemporary Music Festival, opening concert, November 2019: Timisuara, Rumania
  • Colors of dust for fl, cl, vln, vc, pno. Moscow Soloits Ensemble. October 2019: Moscow and Kazan
  • Nuances de Colours, for string quartet. Premiere. Farma quartet, Hamakom Festival, Holesov, Czech Republic. July 2019
  • Fragmented Lines in Time, for woodwind quartet, diX Ensemble. June –July 2019,Premiere:

-Nemtzov Gallery, Berlin; Großschwabhausen concert house, Weimar

  • Misterioso for piano. Amit Dolberg . May 2019, Tel Aviv Museum
  • Lines, Interrupted, Concerto for Violin and Strings. Itamar Zorman, violin, Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, Barak Tak , cond. May 2019:

-Israeli Conservatory Hall, Tel Aviv; Weiss Hall, Jerusalem

  • Shades, for piano quartet. Ensemble Wiener Collage, Rene Staar, cond. Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna March 2019
  • Colors of Dust for quintet. Meitar Ensemble, Pierre- Andre Vallade, cond. Festival- Biennale of New Music, Florida State University. February 2019
  • Shades, for piano quartet. Ensemble Wiener Collage, Rene Staar, cond. Clairmont Hall, Tel Aviv. December 2018
  • Misterioso for piano. Amit Dolberg, piano. Leipzig University. December 2018
  • Contrasts in Time, for solo Violin. Karen Bentley- Pollick, violin, Stanford University. May 2018
  • Postlude for large ensemble. Zeutfluss Ensemble, Edo Micic, cond. Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna. May 2018
  • Circular Breathing, for string orchestra- Premiere. St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Modestas Barkauskas, cond. St. Catherine‘s Church (Vilnius St 30), Vilnius, Lithuania. April 2018
  • Misterioso for piano. Amit Dolberg, piano, Macedonian International Festival, Philharmonic Hall, Skopje, Macedonia. April 2018
  • Colors of Dust for quintet. Meitar Ensemble, Constantia Gorcki, cond. Tel Aviv Conservatory, March 2018

Misterioso for piano. Amit Dolberg, piano, Gare du Nord Festival, Basel, Switzerland, March 2018

  • Misterioso for piano, Amit Dolberg, piano. Intrada New Music Festival, Timisoara, Romania, November 2017
  • Solitary, I return from the night, three songs for soprano and orchestra. Texts: David Vogel. The Israel Camerata Jerusaelm, Uriel Segal, cond. Israeli Music Days, Tel Aviv Museum, September 2017
  • Misterioso for piano, Hagai Yudan, piano. Tel Aviv Conservatory, September 2017
  • Lines, Interrupted, Concerto for Violin and Strings. Tomas Tulacek, Violin,

Mosheles Strings Ensemble, Jan Rezek, cond. Smetana Museum, Prague, May 2017

  • Lines, Interrupted, Concerto for Violin and Strings. Tomas Tulacek, Violin,

Mosheles Strings Ensemble, Barak Tal, cond. November 2016. Premiere: - Janacek Academy Hall, Brno

  • Rock Expressions, for Guitars and Ensemble- Premiere. Nadav Lev, Guitars. Meitar Ensemble, Ziv Kozo, cond. October 2016, Premiere:

- Israeli Conservatory Ran baron Hall, Tel Aviv- International Classical, Guitar Festival, Netanya Cultural Hall

  • Contrasts in Time, for solo Violin. Karen Bentley- Pollick, violin,. September 2016. Premiere: Klaipeda, Lithuania Contemporary Festival-

Spectrum New Music Series, New York-Winter Solstice concert in Seattle. December 2016-

  • Double Concerto for Single Guitarist. Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Frederic Chaslin, cond. Nadav Lev, Guitars. July 2016. Premiere:

Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem-*Dialogues for Piano and Chamber Ensemble. Ensemble Meitar, Pierre Andre Vallade, cond. Amit Dolberg, piano. International CEME Festival. Revised Premiere: January 2016. Revised Premiere: Israel Music Conservatory Hall, Tel Aviv-

  • Expanses- Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra. Amit Dolberg, piano, Tel Aviv Soloists, Barak Tal, cond. September 2015:- Rappoport Center, Haifa, Hag Hamusika Festival
  • Concerto for Mandolin and String Orchestra. Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, Omer Meir Wellber, cond. Yaakov Reuven, mandolin. June 2015. Premiere: - Auditorium Raanana
  • Colors of Dust for fl, cl, vn, vc and pno. Ensemble Meitar, Yuval Zorn, cond. March 2015:- 92 Street Y, New York- Banff Arts Center - New Music Series, Calgary
  • Resonating Sounds for large orchestra. Commissioned by Daniel Barenboim and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. World Summer Tour, Premiere. August 2014:

- Lucerne Festival- BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London- Salzburg Festival -Colon Theater, Buenos Aires

  • Misterioso for Piano. Yuval Zorn, Piano. July 2014:-Royal Opera House, London-Steinway House, London- Hateiva, Tel Aviv
  • Expanses- Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra. Amit Dolberg, piano, Tel Aviv Soloists,Barak Tal, cond. March 2014. Premiere:-Weiss Hall, Jerusalem -Tel Aviv Conservatory-- Rappoport Center, Haifa Weil Center
  • Colors of Dust for fl, cl, vn, vc and pno. Roy Amotz- flute, Pascal Moragues- clarinet. Michael Barenboim- violin, Timothy Parks- cello. Yaron Kolberg- piano. Nir Cohen- cond.

September 2014: Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival-

  • Colors of Dust (2013) for fl, cl, vn, vc and pno. Roi Amotz- flute, Pascal Moragues- clarinet. Michael Barenboim- violin, Timothy Parks- cello. Yaron Kolberg- piano. David Coleman- cond. International Chamber Music Festival, September 2013, YMCA Jerusalem
  • Quintet, Piano& Ensemble. Ensemble Meitar, Guy Feder, cond. May 2013:
    • Yale University. New Haven
    • Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth
    • Chapelle Historique de Bon-Pasteur, Montreal
  • Colors of Dust. Claudia Stain. Intonation Chamber Music Festival. Jewish Museum Berlin, May 2013. Premiere
  • Solitary, I return from the night (2012), three songs for soprano and orchestra. Texts: David Vogel. Camerata Orchestra, Ariane matiakh, cond. Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Rehovot, October 2012. Premiere-
  • Crystallization for large orchestra 2002), new version. Israeli Philharmonic orchestra, Zubin Mehta.cond. Tel Aviv, October 2012
  • Reminiscence for violin and piano. Moshe Aharonov, violin. Amit Dolberg, piano. "Nuovi Spazi Musicali" Festival, Rome. October 2012
  • At the Gate of Darkness for mezzo soprano and ensemble. Ayelet Amotz, mezzo, Meitar Ensemble. Daniel Cohen, cond. The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival. September 2012
  • Encounters, for piano and two percussions players. Gili Luftos, piano. Lev Luftos and Dana Luftus, percussion. Jerusalem Music Center, May 2012. Premiere
  • Quintet, Piano& Ensemble. Ensemble Meitar, Guy Feder, cond. Sounds of Israel Festival, Hamburg.; New Music Festival, Dresden. February 2012
  • Quintet, Piano& Ensemble. Ensemble Meitar, Guy Feder, cond. "Desert Sounds" Festival, Sde Boker. January 2012-
  • Allegretto Misterioso for Two Pianos. Commissioned by Adele and John Gray Fund of AICF. Yuval Admoni an Tami Kanazawa, pianos. Hateiva, - June 2011. Premiere
  • Postlude, for a large ensmble. Meitar ensemble and guests. Einav Music Hall, Tel Aviv; Jerusalem Theatre. February 2011. Premiere-
  • Two Pieces for Piano. Chag Hamusika, Tel Aviv Museum, October 2010
  • Crystallisation for large orchestra. Rishon LeZion Orchestra, Ilan Volkov, cond. May 2010. Premiere-
  • Quintet, Piano& Ensemble. Ensemble Meitar. Israel Music Conservatory Concert Series, Einav Hall Tel Aviv, January 2010. Premiere-
  • Misterioso for piano. Amit Dolberg, piano. Contemporary Music Festival, Latvia. October 2009; Hateiva,Tel Aviv( as part of Trio Mouzar concert). June 2009
  • At the Gate of Darkness, for mezzo soprano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello and piano; Meitar Ensemble. Hag Hamusika, Givataim Theatre. September 2009
  • At the Gate of Darkness, Meitar Ensemble. Jerusalem Music Center; Hateiva, Tel Aviv. May 2009
  • Reminiscence for violin and piano. Moshe Aharonov, violin. Amit Dolberg, piano. Hateiva. September 2008
  • Misterioso for piano. Amit Dolberg, piano. Hateiva; Jerusalem Music Center. June 2008
  • Shades .. to Colors for Piano and String Quartet (2003). Meitar Ensemble. Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme, Paris. April 2008
  • Shades .. to Colors; Tel Aviv Chamber Music Society. Einav Hall, Tel Aviv. March 2008
  • Or Haganuz, for large ensemble; 21st Century Ensemble, Doron Salomon, cond. Hateiva; Jerusalem Music Center (Heritage Memorial Fund& America- Israel Cultural Fund. February 2008
  • November 2007.- Circles in Time for fl,cl,vc,prc,pno; Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Lorraine Vaillacourt, cond; Universite de Montreal. Contemporary Music Week
  • Voyages for Orchestra. Revised version, Israeli Premiere. Israel Sinfonietta, Doron Solomon, cond. Hag Hamusika, Be'er Sheva September 2007
  • At the Gate of Darkness for mezzo soprano, fl, cl, bsn, vn, vc and pno. Synergy ensemble, Los Angeles. May 2007
  • Misterioso for piano; Amit Dolberg,piano; Levontin 7, Tel Aviv. December 2006.
  • Reminiscence for Violin and Piano; Moshe Aharonov (violin) and Amit Dolberg (piano) .Biennale-Festival of New Music, opening concert, Tel Aviv Museum. November 2006
  • Reminiscence for Violin and Piano; Moshe Aharonov and Amit Dolberg; ISAM Festival, Michelstadt, Germany. August 2006
  • Dialogues for Piano and Chamber Ensemble. 21st Century Ensemble, Zsolt Nagy, cond. Jerusalem Music Center; Tel Aviv Museum. June 2006
  • At the Gate of Darkness, for mezzo soprano, fl, cl, bsn, vn, vc and pno.Meitar Ensemble. Jerusalem Music Center; Einav Center, Tel Aviv. May 2006. Premiere
  • Reminiscence for Violin and Piano. Assaf Levi and Amit Dolberg. March 2006.
    • Tempera, Finland-
    • Helsinki Museum, Finland-
    • Royal Academy, Stockholm-
    • Yehudi Menuhin School, London -
    • Jewish Museum, London-
    • Guildhall Music School, London-
    • Keel University, Keel, England-
    • Ha'teiva, Tel Aviv- Yaffo. Premiere -
  • Shades ... to Colors for Piano and String Quartet (2003. Musica Nova Group. Felicia Blumenthal Hall, Tel Aviv; Ha'teiva. February 2006
  • Circles in Time for fl,cl,vc,prc,pno. Kaprizma Ensemble; Jerusalem Music Center. June 2005-
    • Poljak,piano; 2005 ISCM World Music Days, Zagreb; Matica Hrvatska Hall. April 2005
  • Shades to Colors for piano and string quartet. Porin String Quartet, Srebrenka-
  • Circles in Time; Musica Nova Ensemble, Constantia Gorcki, cond. Tel Aiv Museum. March 2004-
  • Shades to Colors for piano and string quartet; Israel Contemporary String Quartet, Yuval Admoni, piano. Jerusalem Music Center. March 2003. Premiere-
  • Voyages for orchestra; Bucharest Academy Orchestra, Dorel Pascu, cond. George Enescu Hall, Bucharest. March 2003
  • Misterioso for piano; Jana Macharakova, piano. Contemporary Music Week, Martinu Hall, Prague. December 2002.
  • Misterioso for piano; Bart Berman, piano. Felicia Blumenthal Hall, Tel Aviv.-
  • Misterioso for piano. the 10th Festival-Biennial of New Music. Opperman Music Hall, Tallahassee. January 2001-
  • Misterioso for piano. Ido Aiel, piano.Weiss Hall, Jerusalem. February 2000-
  • Voyages for orchestra. McGill University Chamber Orchestra .Stewart Grant, cond. Pollack Hall, Montreal. February 1999. Premiere
  • Dialogues for piano and chamber ensemble; Johanna Sobkowska,piano. Festival-Biennial of New Music, Florida State University, Opperman Hall, Tallahassee. February 1999
    • July 1998. Premiere Misterioso for piano; Daniel Wiessner, piano. Dvorak Museum, Prague-
  • Dialogues for piano and chamber ensemble. McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble Denys Bouliane, cond. Pollack Hall, Montreal. April 1998. Premiere
  • Composition Recital, Rubin Academy Concert Hall, Jerusalem, June 1995:-
  • String Quartet; "The Golden Strings" Quartet -
  • Five Short Pieces for Clarinet; Liran Berman, clarinet-
  • Three Songs for Women's Choir; members of the "Cantus" Choir-
  • Two Pieces for Piano; Ayal Adler, piano

Discography[edit]

  • Gate of Darkness, for mezzo soprano and ensemble.in :"Ensemble Meitar, 2010"
  • 'REMISCENCE', works 2003-2009. Sponsored by the Israeli Composers' League
  • Reminiscence for Violin and Piano, in: "Ensemble Meitar, 2008"
  • Voyages for orchestra, in: "Music in Time", 2005, a publication of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
  • Ayal Adler - 'WORKS 1997-1999'. Including: Misterioso; Voyages; Dialogues. Sponsored by Jerusalem Municipality, Culture Department. Jerusalem, 2002

Articles[edit]

  • "Tristan Murail and Spectral Music", Music in Time 2005, pp. 87–91*

Education[edit]

  • 1986: Diploma in Piano, Jerusalem Conservatory of Music
  • 1995: B.Mus in Composition, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
  • 1997: Artist Diploma in Composition (with Honors), Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
  • 2002: Doctorate in Music Composition (DMA), McGill University

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