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Israel Edelson's Biography
Orchestra Conductor, Composer and Arranger Extensive conducting experience at professional level Exceptional piano-keyboard performance skills Jewish Music performance and accompanying Choral conducting and arranging Knowledge in a wide range of musical styles and genres Music Transcription, Engraving and Scoring Excellent rapport with fellow musicians, board members and public Education:
Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy Spring 1979: Conducting Master Class with Franco Ferrara
Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, Lennox, MA Summer 1979: Conducting Master Classes with Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa
and Gunther Schuller Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England 1977 - 1978: Advanced conducting course with Vilem Tausky
Mainz University, Germany 1976-1977: Conducting Master Class with Sergiu Celibidache
Salzburg Mozarteum, Salzburg, Germany Summer of 1975, 1977: Conducting Master Class with Otmar Suitner
Vienna Academy of Music, Vienna, Austria 1975 - 1976, Conducting Master Class with Karl Oesterreicher
Vienna Conservatorium, Vienna, Austria
Summer of 1975, 1976: Conducting Master Class with Witold Rowicki
Private Studies with Noam Sherif, Tel Aviv, Israel 1973 - 1975: Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Israel 1969 - 1971: B.Mus, Music Theory, Composition and Conducting Studies with Itzhak Sadai, Haim Alexander, Daliah Cohen, Mendi Rodan
Jerusalem High School of Music, Jerusalem, Israel 1966 - 1969
Professional Experience:
Orchestra Conductor Guest Conductor with many Symphony and Chamber orchestras: BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Berkshire Music Center Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels 1/4
Israel Edelson's Biography
BBC Northern Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Ciprian Porumbescu Symphony Orchestra, Bucharest Guidhall School of Music& Drama Symphony & Chamber Orchestras, London Gdansk Symphony Orchestra, Poland Haifa Symphony Orchestra Holon Chamber Orchestra, Israel Herzliya Chamber Orchestra, Israel Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tel Aviv Israel Sinfonietta, Beer Sheva Israel Army Chamber Orchestra Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Jerusalem Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, Israel London Brass Mozarteum Summer Academy Orchestra, Salzburg Matan Youth Symphony & String Orchestras Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra, Israel San Carlo Opera Symphony Orchestra , Naples) Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rome Swiss Touring Opera-Operetta Company to 5 European countries with Giuseppe di
Stefano,Basel Vienna Music Hochschule Symphony Orchestra Music Perfomances and Accompanying Jewish Contemporary Classical, Contemporary Folk/Rock and Cantorial Klezmer Popular Jewish,Yiddish and Israeli Jewish Choral Music Jewish Children’s Music Pop Music of the 50s, 60s, & 70s Classical Piano Opera Choral Conductor
"Beit Yakov" Men's Choir, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000 - 200 "Tziv'os Hashem" Children's choir, Jerusalem, Israel, 1988 - 2005 Composer and Arranger
Compose and produce original music for Symphony and Chamber Orchestras; solo Piano,
video, film, CDs Arrange music for Jazz, Ethnic and Klezmer bands Music Transcription, Engraving, Scoring, Arrangement, Piano Accompaniment Using Finale
(2003) Transcription from recordings Transcription from hand-written music Original Piano Accompaniments 2/4
Israel Edelson's Biography
Choral Arrangements Orchestral Arrangements
Recording Producer:
Implement and oversee recording of music from conception to mastering. Recording Session: create musical arrangements, produce writing materials for sessions
(charts, music notation), booking and directing recording sessions,conducting and rehearsing
musicians. Teaching Experience:
Graduate lecturer at “Kinor David” College of Music, Ateret, Israel, (1998 - 2005) Teaching responsibilities include all levels of Music Theory, Composition, Orchestration,
Counterpoint, Instrumental Conducting, Chamber Orchestra. Lecturer in Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute. Teaching Music Theory and Coaching (2002 –2003) Graduate lecturer at “Dvir” Music and Art College, Jerusalem, Israel (1995 – 1998). Responsibilities as noted above. Teaching Fellow at Music Academy High School, Jerusalem, Israel (1993 –1995). Instructed students in piano and music theory, harmony, composition, ear training. Private students in conducting, composition, orchestration, theory and piano (1971 – present) Awards: First prize in the Rupert-BBC International Young Conductor’s Competition, London, (1980) Winner of the “Koussevitsky Memorial Fellowship”, Tanglewood, (1979) Ricordi Conducting Prize at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, (1978) Publishers: Ron Shulamit Conservatory, Jerusalem, Israel Memberships: Member of the Israel Association of Composers and Authors - ACUM Languages: English, Hebrew, Russian, German Instruments: Piano, Violin For References:
Prof. Andre Hajdu, composer (Israel Prize 1997), Professor Emeritus, Department Of Musicology, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Home address: 14 Aviad St, Jerusalem, Israel Phone: (972-2) 678-7769 Email: [email protected] Prof. Dalia Cohen, Professor Emeritus, Department of Musicology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Home address: 13 Rashba St., Jerusalem, Israel Phone: (972-2) 563-3952 [email protected] Recommendation Letters:
Israel Edelson's Biography
Leonard Bernstein, Witold Rowicki, Franco Ferrara, Noam Sheriff, Andre Hajdu, Dalia Cohen Vitae:
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Israel Edelson started his music studies at the age of 5. At 15
he immigrated to Israel. After graduating the Rubin Music Academy, having studied conducting and composition, he went on to Europe to continue his training as a conductor under such figures as Sergiu
Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. At the Tanglewood summer school, USA, Leonard Bernstein selected him as his student after
which he was invited by the Maestro to serve as his assistant in concerts all over the world. He took first prize at the BBC-Rupert International Young Conductors' Competition in London,
following which he was invited to conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, and other
orchestras in Great Britain and Europe. He conducts all major Israeli orchestras, including the
Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem and in recent years has been involved in Jewish music, both
as an arranger and composer.