Roee Ben-Sira

Roee Ben-Sira

Roee Ben-Sira

Composer, pianist and arranger. Studied classical piano at Thelma Yellin. Won first prize at Rimon School of Music Jazz Competition in 1994. Completed his B.Mus in Jazz Performance with honors from Berklee Collage of Music in Boston, where he won the “Best All Round Keyboard Player” prize in 1997. Ben-Sira has a Master degree in composition from the Academy of Music and Dance, where he currently teaches. He is an expert in Brazilian music and a one of the pioneers of Choro music in Israel. Composed many works in the style. Two of his orchestral pieces were performed by the Israel Chamber Orchestra in 2011. Composed music for dances for the festivals: Curtain Up, Shades of Dance, and Intima Dance.

Collaborated with many artists like Yoni Rechter, Eli Degibri, Anat Cohen, Yamandu Costa, Mauricio Carillo, Taiseer Elias, and others. His latest album Ben Sira was recorded in Rio de Janeiro and was chosen as one of the ten best albums of the year by the respected music critic of the Haaretz newspaper. He is currently working on his PhD dissertation in ethnomusicology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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