JUNE 6-8, 2019

Amit Weiner

Amit Weiner enjoys an international multi-faceted career as a composer and a pianist. His experience growing up in the enchanted and versatile Jerusalem shaped his approach to music of different styles and genres.
Amit Weiner’s music focuses on intermingling traditional Jewish melodies and contemporary compositional techniques. These compositions have had over two hundred performances worldwide, including New York’s Carnegie Hall and across the USA, the UK, Russia, Canada, China, Japan, Ukraine, Italy, Ireland, Malaysia, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, and Israel.

As a composer he is active in the fields of concert music, music for film, and popular music. His oeuvre includes over 40 chamber and orchestral works, among them two concertos for piano and orchestra, a number of orchestral works, chamber music, songs, and works for piano. In addition, he composed music for three full-length films, and composed for Rai-TV Italy, and music libraries in London.

His music has won many international competitions and awards, among them recently the 2nd Prize at the Alfred Schnittke International Composers Forum and Competition 2016, in Lviv, Ukraine, and has been featured in many festivals around the world. Among those: The 2017 Florida International Toy Piano Festival, The 2016 International Trumpet Guild Festival, Los Angeles, USA, The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2012, The Jerusalem Film Festival 2011 and 2013, The International Band Orchestras Competition in Vienna, Austria 2016, and more.

Dr. Weiner is a senior staff lecturer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, as the Head of The Cross-Disciplinary Composition Division, and teaches composition, theory classes, and directing ensembles. He holds a Ph.D. in Composition from Bar Ilan University in Israel, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Since 2012, Amit Weiner was elected two consecutive times to be a member of the council of the Israeli Composers’ League. As a member of ACUM Israel, Amit Weiner’s compositions are published by the Israeli Music Institute and the Israeli Composers’ League, in Israel and abroad.

2017 Featured Composition: The Story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin

2017 Presentation: Music and Geography: The Local Flavor of Israeli Jazz