Talia Amar (b.1989) is an Israeli composer and pianist based in Boston. Described as “a master composer… (she) has a fine ear for sound as well as sure compositional technique” (David Schulenberg, The Boston Musical Intelligencer), she is the recipient of many international awards including the Rosenblum Prize for Promising Young Artist 2016 by the Tel Aviv Municipality, the Klon Award for young composers granted by the Israeli Composers League, CIRCE Composition Competition ,London Ear Festival, North-South Consonance Composition Competition, International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, and she also has consecutively been awarded scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation both in piano and composition (with honors). Her string quartet “Obsession” was featured in Castleton Festival after being hand selected by Maestro Lorin Maazel. She was selected to be the Composer Fellow of Collage New Music for 2015-2016. She has participated in the prestigious Royaumont composition course in France.
Talia earned her B.M. in 2012 in composition with honors under the guidance of Prof. Mark Kopytman, Prof. Ari Ben-Shabetai and Prof. Yinam Leef at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
She earned her M.M. at the Mannes College of Music in NYC with Prof. Mario Davidovsky in composition and Victor Rosenbaum in piano.
She is currently studying for her PhD at Brandeis University, where she was awarded an Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award for 2015-16 and have been named the recipient of the Irving G. Fine Fellowship in Music Composition for the 2016-17 academic year.
Her compositions have been performed in France, Australia, Philippines, Germany, USA,Canada, England, Greece and Israel.