Adler Ayal

Adler Ayal

Doctor of Music Composition, McGill University

Faculty of Theory and Composition, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

Director, Israeli Composer's' League

Dr. Ayal Adler's compositions are often performed at International Festivals, such as the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival and Jerusalem- Berlin Intonations Festival; International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM); Asian Composers' League (ACL), and more. His work Resonating Sounds for large orchestra was commissioned and premiered by Daniel Barenboim and the West- Eastern DIVAN Orchestra, at the following venues:  BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall; Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival; Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires. Crystallization, for large orchestra was re-premiered by Zubin Mehta and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. His works were performed in the United States; Canada; Germany; Austria; England; Spain; Finland; Czech Republic; Russia; Hungary; Lithuania; Croatia; South Korea, and more.  In Israel, his music was premiered, among others,  by The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem; Israel Symphony Orchestra; Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; Meitar Ensemble; Israel Contemporary Soloists; Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, etc, under the baton of :Omer Meir Wellber ; Ilan Volkov; Frédéric Chaslin; Pierre- André Valade; Zsolt Nagy, and others. 

Ayal Adler was born in Jerusalem. After receiving a Diploma in Piano and Composition from the Rubin Jerusalem Conservatory, he enrolled at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. 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, senior lecturer in Composition and Theory at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance since 2001. In recent years, he held various academic positions, such as Chair, Composition and Conducting Faculty; Dean of Students; Doctoral Committee and others.  He currently serves as Director of the Israeli Composers' League (ISCM).  

Recipient of numerous awards and grants, including :First Prize at the International Composition Competition RMN Music in London, 2018, for his work Chase; 

Prime- Minister Award for Composers (2008); Two ACUM Prizes ( equivalent to ASCAP):  "Achievement Award of the Year", for Quintet (2012), and orchestral award for Crystallization (2003);  Commissions from the America-Israel Cultural Fund, including a Fulbright Grant for Doctoral Studies, and others.  Mr. Adler was nominated Composer-in-Residence for the Meitar ensemble from 2006 -2012, and later on became the Ensemble's Advisor. Four compact discs containing his works were released in recent years. His works are regularly published by the Israeli Music Institute (IMI), and the Israeli Music Center (IMC).   Ayal Adler's works are recorded and played on BBC Radio 4; Radio Swiss; Radio France; Israeli Radio Kan HaMusica, and others.

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