Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 9, 1950
1956 emigrated to Israel and settled in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi
1968-1972 Army service
1975-1979 B.Mus in composition, Rubin Academy for Music and Dance, Jerusalem.
1980 Artist's Diploma in composition, Rubin Academy for Music and Dance, Jerusalem.
1984 M.A. in composition, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
1985 Ph.D. in composition, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
1985-1994 Held numerous positions at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem
1995 Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A
1995 Dean of the Theory, Composition and Conducting Department, Rubin Academy of
Music and Dance, Jerusalem
1996 Composer-In-Residence, Haifa Symphony Orchestra
Haim Permont won numerous prizes and awards:
In 1981 he was awarded the second prize at the Israel National Competition for Orchestral
Composition sponsored by the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva; in 1979-1980 the Israel Chamber Music Society Award; in 1981 he won the Miller Prize for vocal composition; in 1983 he received the Nietzsche prize for a vocal composition; in 1984 the ASCAP Raymond Hubble Award; in 1993 he received the ACUM prize for his work LIKE THE LEAD OF THE SKY BEFORE IT RAINS and in 1994 the ACUM prize for his work A RETURN TO THE SOUTH; in 1995 the Prime Minister's Prize for Israeli Composers; in 1995 he won second prize for MY DEAR SON at the Competition for writing an operatic work held by NIO in conjunction with IMI.