Yehezkel Braun was born in Breslau, Germany. The family moved to Mandate Palestine when he was two. He grew up surrounded by Jewish and East-Mediterranean traditional music that influenced his later compositions.
In 1975, Braun studied Gregorian chant with Dom Jean Claire at the Benedictine monastery of Solesmes in France. His main academic interests were traditional Jewish melodies and Gregorian chants. He lectured on these and other subjects at universities and congresses in England, France, the United States and Germany. Yehezkel Braun was Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University.
Awards and recognition
- Darryl Lyman: Great Jews in Music. J. D. Publishers, Middle Village, N.Y, 1986.
- Death of an Israeli Composer
- "Israel Prize Official Site (in Hebrew) – Recipient's C.V."
- "Israel Prize Official Site (in Hebrew) – Judges' Rationale for Grant to Recipient".