Michael Wolpe

Michael Wolpe Michael Wolpe was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1960. He started his education studying agriculture and then served in the Israeli army, fighting in Lebanon. He received his musical education at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and at Cambridge University. Around 1985 he moved to the Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev desert, where he still lives, the desert being one of his most important sources of inspiration.
Wolpe's music is also influenced by Renaissance music, Jewish songs and Israeli folk music and he uses religious themes as well as current events.
Michael Wolpe is a founder and musical director of the festival "Music in the Desert", where Israeli composers can present their new compositions.
He is a dedicated teacher of music (Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem, Jerusalem Music Centre).
mwpe@sde-boker.org.il

Compositions

TitleCategoriesSerial  
Caprisma No.6, for chamber ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble858 Details
Concerto for Recorder Player & Chamber Orchestra
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Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra896 Click to View Details
Five Pieces for Clarinet & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble898 Details
Five Short Pieces, for Violin & Piano
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Chamber Music / Ensemble, For the Young4135 Click to View Details
Homage to Paul Ben-Haim No. 2, for viola solo Solo, Chamber Music / Ensemble912 Details
Kaprizma I, for soprano & 7 players Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal1096 Details
Kaprizma II, for 10 players Chamber Music / Ensemble1097 Details
Kaprizma III, for guitar & chamber orchestra Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra1131 Click to View Details
Kaprizma IV, for chamber ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble1514 Details
Kaprizma V, for clarinet, string quartet & guitar Chamber Music / Ensemble1425 Details
Piano Trio No.1, for violin, cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble860 Details
Piano Trio No.2, for violin, cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble861 Details
Piano Trio No.3, for violin, cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble1513 Details
Seven Battle Pieces for Piano Solo911 Details
Stabat Mater, for 3 vocal ensembles Choir, Vocal897 Details
String Quartet No. 2 Chamber Music / Ensemble523 Details
String Quartet No.1 Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet859 Details