Ari Ben-Shabetai

Ari Ben-Shabetai Born in Jerusalem, Prof. Ari Ben-Shabetai studied composition with Mark Kopytman at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music, and with George Crumb and Richard Wernick at the University of Pennsylvania,U.S.A., where he received a Ph.D. in Composition.

He has been a Faculty member at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music since 1987, teaching Composition as well as Orchestration, Form & Analysis etc.

Influenced by the contemporary music of the 1980-90's and Oriental music, Ben-Shabetai can be categorized as one of the earliest composers of the post-modern style, his own individual style incorporating influences of heterophony, post-impressionistic harmony, minimalism as well as influences of modern rock and jazz music ('Tan-Du Blues" for Saxophone & Piano, 'Hard Rock Shock' for mixed ensemble, 'Deus Ex Machina' for electric violin & DJ).

Ari Ben-Shabetai has won many awards, scholarships and prizes both in Israel and abroad; his 'Sinfonia Chromatica' won the first prize in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra composition competition and taking the work on tour to Germany, U.S.A., France, and Italy with Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting. 'Magreffa' was commissioned by Maestro Lorin Maazel for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1995.

Works by Ari Ben-Shabetai have been selected for performance at many international festivals. His Piano Concerto was highly acclaimed when it received its world premiere at the Asian Music Festival Japan 2000. Ben-Shabetai's chamber opera 'Aya No Tsuzumi' (The Damask Drum), composed to his own "gibberish" libretto and based on the 14th century Noh Theatre play was commissioned and premiered at the Tel Aviv Biennale for new music 2004 with unprecedented success.

Ari Ben-Shabetai is three times the recipient of the Israel Prime Minister's Award for composition. Ari Ben-Shabetai was Chairman of the Israel Composer's League for four years, during which period he founded the Israeli Music Center (IMC) publishing house and produced "Psanterin" - a 9 CD Anthology of Israeli piano music.


About A New Tune for Bb Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3955 Details
Aimez-vous Brahms? for Violin, Cello and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4524 Click to View Details
Aimez-vous Brahms? II, for Violin, Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4079 Click to View Details
Aimez-Vous Brahms?, for Violin, Cello & Piano
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Chamber Music / Ensemble3641 Details
Aya No Tsuzumi – The Damask Drum, a chamber opera in one act Opera3484 Details
Ballade, for clarinet, horn, guitar, violin, viola & cello Chamber Music / Ensemble1566 Details
Bells, for two pianos or piano 4 hands Chamber Music / Ensemble239 Click to View  MP3 Details
Blues & White, for piano Solo2232 Details
Chromatic Prelude, for piano Solo623 Click to View Details
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra20 Details
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra
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Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra369 Details
Concerto Grosso Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra3826 Details
Delusion. For Piano and Chamber Orchestra Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra1 Click to View Details
Deus ex machina, for electric violin & DJ Solo, Live electronics / tape3486 Details
Diablus Ex Machina, for Bass Clarinet and boots Solo4544 Click to View Details
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Chamber Music / Ensemble2 Details
Hard Rock Shock, for ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble2457 Details
Hora, for chamber orchestra Chamber Orchestra614 Details
Hora, for two pianos & two percussion players
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Chamber Music / Ensemble828 Details
Incantation, for solo flute Solo4545 Click to View Details
Kinor, for Harp and Organ Chamber Music / Ensemble4219 Click to View Details
L'Amour de St.Sebastian, Three songs for Counter-Tenor, Theorbo & Viola de Gamba Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal4036 Click to View Details
Little Bagatelle, for piano Solo624 Click to View Details
Magréffa II, Intermezzo for Organ Solo1397 Details
Magréffa, for symphony orchestra Symphony Orchestra419 Details
Mizmor, for violin, viola & cello with voice or woodwind instrument obligato Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), String Trio185 Details
Oh Alma, for Alto & Piano Quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble3928 Details
Praise The Lord, for mixed choir Choir3162 Details
Rhapsody, for violin solo Solo679 Details
Rubaiyat, for voice & instrumental ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal678 Details
Sad city, for Viola and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3b Click to View Details
Sad city, for Violin and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3a Click to View Details
Tan-Du Blues, for Soprano Saxophone & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4090 Click to View Details
Three Clarinet Pieces, after The Prophet, for clarinet solo Solo1045 Details
Three Dances for Clarinet Solo Solo4543 Click to View Details
Three Romances for Piano Solo157 Click to View Details
Three Songs in the Romantic Style, for Soprano and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s)104 Click to View Details
Trio Sonata, for Baroque instruments Chamber Music / Ensemble3982 Click to View Details
Urlicht, by Gustav Mahler, arranged for 9 instruments by Ari-Ben-Shabetai Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal4546 Click to View Details
Visions of Time, for Amplifield Flute and Percussion with electronic Delay Live electronics / tape156 Details
Wavelengths, for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4218 Click to View Details
Winks, for Woodwind Quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Wind Quintet4006 Click to View Details