Member Composers

Ari Ben-Shabetai

Ari Ben-Shabetai

Born in Jerusalem in 1954 , Ari Ben-Shabetai studied composition with Mark Kopytman at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music , and with George Crumb and Richard Wernick at the University of Pennsylvania , U.S.A. where he received his Ph.D. degree in Composition . Ari Ben-Shabetai currently serves as head of the Composition , Conducting and Theory Department at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music where he teaches composition , theory and analysis .
The composer has won many awards , scholarships and prizes both in Israel and abroad . His Sinfonia Cromatica won the first prize in the 1994 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra composition competition , taking the work on tour to Germany, France, Italy, and the U.S.A. with Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting . Magreffa for symphony orchestra was commissioned in 1995 by Maestro Lorin Maazel for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and was performed both in Pittsburgh and in Jerusalem . In 1996 he was awarded the Prime minister of Israel prize for composers . Ari Ben-Shabetai was Chairman of the Israel Composer's League during 1994/5 , and is currently, once again, chairman since March 1997.

About A New Tune for Bb Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3955
Aimez-vous Brahms? for Violin, Cello and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4524
Aimez-vous Brahms? II, for Violin, Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4079
Aimez-Vous Brahms?, for Violin, Cello & Piano
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Chamber Music / Ensemble3641
Aya No Tsuzumi – The Damask Drum, a chamber opera in one act Opera3484
Ballade, for clarinet, horn, guitar, violin, viola & cello Chamber Music / Ensemble1566
Bells, for two pianos or piano 4 hands Chamber Music / Ensemble239
Blues & White, for piano Solo2232
Chromatic Prelude, for piano Solo623
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra20
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra
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Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra369
Concerto Grosso Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra3826
Delusion. For Piano and Chamber Orchestra Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra1
Deus ex machina, for electric violin & DJ Solo, Live electronics / tape3486
Diablus Ex Machina, for Bass Clarinet and boots Solo4544
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Chamber Music / Ensemble2
Hard Rock Shock, for ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble2457
Hora, for chamber orchestra Chamber Orchestra614
Hora, for two pianos & two percussion players
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Chamber Music / Ensemble828
Incantation, for solo flute Solo4545
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