Dr. Talia Amar

Dr. Talia Amar

Dr. Talia Amar

Position in the Academy: 
Head of Technology and Innovation Policy

Dr. Talia Amar is the recipient of many international awards including the Prime Minister award 2018, The Acum award 2019, 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.

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 in Boston. She has participated in the IRCAM ManiFeste workshop and the prestigious Royaumont composition course in France.

She was selected to represent Israel in different festivals such as ISCM World New Music in Vancouver, ECCO Festival in Brussels, and Asian Composers League Festival in Taiwan.

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 earned 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 and the 2017-18 academic year.

Her compositions have been performed in France, Canada, Brussels, Norway, Australia, Philippines, Germany, USA, England, Greece, Italy and Israel.

Since 2017, Talia joined the composition faculty at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel and is a council member of the Israeli Composers League.