Eitan Steinberg

Eitan Steinberg Composer Eitan Steinberg (b. 1955) is the recipient of ACUM Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), Landau Prize (2010) and Israel's Prime Minister's Composition Award (2007, 2018). His compositions are frequently performed in Israel, Europe and the USA, and his unique musical language wins audience and critical acclaim. Some of his works are inspired by ethnic and early music, and other works explore the use of text, language and voice in innovative ways. His compositions include orchestral, chamber, choral, solo and music-theater works, and alongside them - as an ongoing life project - artistic arrangements of numerous folk songs in more than fifteen languages. Steinberg's collaboration with his wife, vocalist Etty Ben Zaken has yield more than thirty works composed for her voice. In 2013 they have founded together the multi-cultural and multi-stylistic ensemble "Modalius". Performers of Steinberg's music include Israel's best orchestras, ensembles and soloists, alongside prominent musicians outside Israel, among them conductor Andres Mustonen (Estonia), conductor Vakhtang Kakhidze (Georgia), conductor Richard Pittman and ensemble "Boston Musica Viva", pianist Sarah Cahill and violist Kim Kashkashian (USA). Steinberg made his composition studies at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy and the Chigiana Academy in Italy, and received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Today he is a full professor at the Music Department of the University of Haifa, where he draws inspiration and hope from his daily work with Jewish and Arab students. During 2005-2010 he was the Chair of the music department and today he leads the department’s MA program. Alongside his compositional and pedagogic work, Steinberg is also a conductor – of his own works and of many other contemprary works, and often judges in competitioons for young musicians. Additional information and a full list of works are available at his website: www.benzaken-steinberg.com
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La vita di sempre, for voice, narrators & chamber ensemble, Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Voice and ensemble286 Details