Eitan Steinberg (b. 1955)
Composer Eitan Steinberg is the recipient of ACUM Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), Landau Prize (2010) and Israel's Prime Minister's Composition Award (2007). His compositions are frequently performed in Israel, Europe and the USA, and his unique musical language wins audience and critical acclaim. Some of his works are inspired by ethnic and early music, and other works explore the use of text, language and voice in innovative ways. Steinberg's collaboration with his wife, vocalist Etty BenZaken has yield more than thirty works composed for her voice. In 2013 the two of them have founded the multi-cultural and multi-stylistic ensemble "Modalius". Performers of Steinberg's music include Israel's best orchestras, ensembles and soloists, alongside prominent musicians outside Israel, among them conductor Andres Mustonen (Estonia), conductor Vakhtang Kakhidze (Georgia), conductor Richard Pittman and ensemble "Boston Musica Viva", pianist Sarah Cahill and violist Kim Kashkashian (USA). Steinberg made his composition studies at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy and the Chigiana Academy in Italy, and received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He is a full professor at the Music Department of the University of Haifa, where he draws inspiration and hope from his daily work with Jewish and Arab students.
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La vita di sempre, for voice, narrators & chamber ensemble,
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