Ofer Pelz

Residence: Montréal, Canada

Ofer Pelz currently lives in Montréal and is working toward a Doctorate in music at the Université de Montréal. He received a Masters with excellence in composition and music theory from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Subsequently, he moved to Paris for three years to participate in music technology and instrumental composition courses at the Conservatory of Blanc-Mesnil, the Paris Conservatory and IRCAM. The music of Ofer Pelz has been performed in many important festivals around the world such as: Zeitkunst Festival — Radialsystem (Berlin) and Centre Pompidou (Paris), Israel Festival (Jerusalem), Nuova Consonanza (Rome), Heidelberger Biennale für Neue Musik (Heildelberg), ACMF Festival (Tongyoung, South Korea), MATA Festival (NYC) and by major ensembles including Meitar Ensemble, Cairn Ensemble, The Israel Contemporary Players, Ardeo String Quartet, El Perro Andaluz, Le Nouvelle Ensemble Modern, Architeck percussion quartet. Pelz has collaborated with the French choreographer François Raffinot among others. Awards include the 2008 and 2012 ACUM prizes, the Chana Idor Avni first prize (Israel, 2007), Kauffmann Award (France, 2008), second prize at the Asian Composer league young composers competition (South Korea, 2009), Ernst Von Siemens Grant (Germany, 2010) and more.

Date: May 6, 2014

Source: JTTP 2014

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