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Michael Wolpe

mwpe@sde-boker.org.il
Michael Wolpe

Michael Wolpe was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1960. He started his education studying agriculture and then served in the Israeli army, fighting in Lebanon. He received his musical education at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and at Cambridge University. Around 1985 he moved to the Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev desert, where he still lives, the desert being one of his most important sources of inspiration.
Wolpe's music is also influenced by Renaissance music, Jewish songs and Israeli folk music and he uses religious themes as well as current events.
Michael Wolpe is a founder and musical director of the festival "Music in the Desert", where Israeli composers can present their new compositions.
He is a dedicated teacher of music (Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem, Jerusalem Music Centre).

Compositions:
TitleCategoriesSerialSamples 
Caprisma No.6, for chamber ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble858
Concerto for Recorder Player & Chamber Orchestra
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Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra896
Five Pieces for Clarinet & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble898
Five Short Pieces, for Violin & Piano
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Chamber Music / Ensemble, For the Young4135
Homage to Paul Ben-Haim No. 2, for viola solo Solo, Chamber Music / Ensemble912
Kaprizma I, for soprano & 7 players Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal1096
Kaprizma II, for 10 players Chamber Music / Ensemble1097
Kaprizma III, for guitar & chamber orchestra Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra1131
Kaprizma IV, for chamber ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble1514
Kaprizma V, for clarinet, string quartet & guitar Chamber Music / Ensemble1425
Piano Trio No.1, for violin, cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble860
Piano Trio No.2, for violin, cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble861
Piano Trio No.3, for violin, cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble1513
Seven Battle Pieces for Piano Solo911
Seven Battle Pieces for Piano Solo911
Stabat Mater, for 3 vocal ensembles Choir, Vocal897
String Quartet No. 2 Chamber Music / Ensemble523
String Quartet No.1 Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet859
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