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Amos Elkana

Amos Elkana has won the 2003 ACUM Prize for his work Arabic Lessons. ACUM is Israel's Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Elkana (born 1967) is an Israeli composer living in Tel Aviv. He has written music for orchestras, chamber ensembles, solo instrumentalists, vocalists and computers / electronics. His works have been performed in major venues such as New York's Carnegie hall and the Berlin Festival, broadcast on radio stations around the world and recorded by well known artists.

Arabic Lessons is a multilingual song cycle for three sopranos and chamber ensemble, setting thirteen poems by German writer and poet Michael Roes. The work was commissioned jointly by the Berlin Festival and The Tel Aviv municipality.

Information: www.amoselkana.com

Posted: 27 March 2003

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