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Mark Kopytman

kopytman@netvision.net.il
Mark Kopytman

Born Kamenetz-Podolski, Poland (now Ukraine), 1929 († 2011)

1947-51 studied piano and music theory at the Czernowitz College of Music, Ukraine
1947-52 studied and graduated from the Czernowitz Medical School (D.M.)
1952-54 served as Hospital Physician in Lvov, Ukraine
1952-55 studied composition (M.A.) at the Lvov Academy of Music with Prof. R. Simovich
1955-58 studied composition and music theory at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Moscow with Prof. S. Bogatiriev (Ph.D.)
1956-58 Lecturer at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Moscow
1958-72 Senior lecturer and associate professor at the academies of Alma-Ata and Chishinau
1972 Immigrated to Israel
1973 Senior lecturer, chairman of the Composition and Theory Department, Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem
1976 Professor of Composition, Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem
1979 Guest Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1982-83 Guest Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
1985 Composer-in-Residence, Canberra School of Music, Australia
1988-89 Guest Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
1988-93 Dean and Deputy Head of the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem
1991 Guest Professor at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Moscow
1991-93 Adviser to the International Festival “Musical Spring” St. Petersburg, Russia
1992 Lecturer at the seminar for young composers, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland
1992-93 Chairman of the Jury at International Composers Competition
1992-93 Artistic Director of the International Seminar of Composers held in Moldova
1994 Guest Professor at the Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland
1995 Lecturer at the Brandenburg Colloquium for Contemporary Music, Germany

In 1954 Kopytman was received the Lysenko award of the Ministry of Culture, Ukraine; in 1966 his Cantata “40 YEARS” was awarded in the framework of a Moldavian composers competition; in 1970 his opera CASA MARE won a prize in an opera competition (USSR); in 1986 he won the Koussevitzky Award for his orchestral work MEMORY; In 1992 he was awarded the Acum Prize for his life achievements in the field of composition.

[Deceased 2011]

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