MALCOLM MILLER was at the
recent Bloch and Israeli Music competitions
A wealth of talent and a fascinating programme of unfamiliar gems were on offer at the finals of the 5th Israeli Music Competition and 4th Ernest Bloch Music Competition held as a combined event at the Britten Theatre of the Royal College of Music in London on 12 July 2012. The event was organized by Sagi Hartov, founder-director of the competitions and a concert cellist, who presided over a distinguished jury comprising International Ernest Bloch Society (IEBS) chairman Malcolm Troup, the composer Julian Dawes, Florian Leonhard, Sarah Aaronson, Benjamin Frith, John Todd, Ivan Yanakov and Daniel Alexander. The double competition was generously sponsored by Norman Solomon of the IEBS, for the Bloch Prizes, and the Ferdinand Beck Foundation for the Israeli Music Prizes. The finals featured eight competitors, four for each competition, out of an initial cohort of over 120 entrants, all of whose performances at the finals regaled a sizeable audience with a rich cross section of works from each category...
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