Moshe Zorman

"A limitless talent, has an ability to expose, in a humoristic manner, the deepest insights." (Haaretz)

Summary

Moshe Zorman is an Israeli composer, conductor and pianist. Zorman holds a doctorate from CUNY, and is a professor at Lewinsky College. His awards include

"Mifal Hapais" prize (2017), the Prime minister’s prize (2002) for his opera "Inn of spirits", the "Sam Spiegel” award for music for film music (2000) and the “Akum” prize for original composition (1993). 

His works include 9 operas as well as 100 works for symphony orchestra, chamber groups and choirs. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (IBA), the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva and the Baltimore Symphony and by major israeli performers such as Giora Feidman and Naomi Shemer. To List of works

Biography

Moshe Zorman was born in 1952. He graduated with distinction his studies at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv majoring in Piano, Composition and Trombone,and completed his studies in New York where he got his PhD in composition from the City University of New York, Graduate Center, under the supervision of Prof. George Perle. Zorman returned to Israel in 1985 to join the faculty of the Tel Aviv Academy of Music and the Musicology Department of Tel Aviv University. He also taught in “Rimon” school music and in Levinsky Teacher’s College, where he was head of the Music department for six years (1990-1996).

Zorman was a member of the Israel Composers League Board of directors, and initiated a series of concerts dedicated to Israeli composers. He is also a member of different music committees in the Israel Ministry of Education.

His compositions include three operas including “The Inn of Spirits” after Natan Alterman’s play, works for symphonic orchestras, chamber groups and choirs. They are performed by distinguished orchestras and performing groups in Israel and abroad.Zorman was musical director in Israeli radio and television and wrote music for theater productions in “Habima”, “Hakameri” and for “Inbal” and Bat-Sheva” dance companies. 

Among his works are more than 1000 arrangements in all musical styles- popular, Jazz, symphonic, and vocal. His awards include the Prime minister’s prize for composers (2002), “the Sam Spiegel School” in Jerusalem for music for film, (2002), the “Akum” prize for music (1993). Zorman is currently teaching in Levinsky Teacher’s college and is head of the “Music Cathedra” at Einav Cultural Center in Tel Aviv.

Reviews

"A limitless talent, has an ability to expose, in a humoristic manner, the deepest​ insights".

"Captivating music.. too good to be true.."

                                                                Noam Ben-Zeev, Haaretz

"Moshe Zorman, an excellent composer, composes  music that touches the boarderline in between the classic, the pop and the jazz... shall your shoes above your legs when you meet Zorman".                                                        Hanoch Ron, Yediot Achraonot

"Witty Original Compositions, which humourously explores musical thoughts in an entertaining, vivacious manner".                                                                     Haskell Small, Washington Post

"Moshe Zorman has a surprisingly chromatic, forceful and inventive orchestration that causes it to stand out among its otherwise homogeneous environment".                                                                                                            Record review, Fanfare