Ronit Seter

Ronit Seter wrote entries on Israeli contemporary composers for the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Second Edition (2001) and for the forthcoming Encyclopaedia Judaica. Her historical survey of Israeli music was published in Asian Composers in the Twentieth Century. She serves on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, having earned her Ph.D. on nationalism in Israeli art music at Cornell University.

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Pnina Salzman

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Daniella Rabinovich

Following decades of intensive work in management of Israeli music institutions, Daniella Rabinovich became a leading figure in the field in Tel Aviv in the 1980s and 1990s, serving as director of the Tel Aviv Conservatory.

Betty Olivero

One of the most admired Israeli composers of the early twenty-first century, Betty Olivero developed her musical career in Italy, returning in 2001 to Israel where she became known for her expressions of Jewish and Israeli cultural and national identity in music.

Hagar Kadima

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Astrith Baltsan

Astrith Baltsan is a decorated Israeli classical musician. Baltsan pursued new approaches to appealing to larger audiences by incorporating classical, pop, and jazz music, as well as poetry, literature, film, video clips, and dance into a coherent narrative, utilizing both her impressive stage presence and her gifts as a pianist, writer, and story-teller.

Chaya Arbel

Raised as a kibbutznik and taught that music was frivolous, Chaya Arbel only began pursuing a musical career in her forties, but she went on to become one of Israel’s great modern composers. She was active in music education for several decades and gained general recognition as a composer in her seventies.


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