Deborah Schramm

Deborah Schramm Deborah Rothstein Schramm was born in the United States, where she received her bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music and master’s at Boston University (both of them in piano performance and literature). In Israel she studied composition with Sergiu Natra. In 2005 she received an Artist’s Diploma from the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music, where she studied with Menachem Zur.

Since her aliya in 1975 she has continued to compose and perform, and has appeared on stage in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Japan.

Over the last two decades she has worked extensively with students with special needs (blind, autistic, Down Syndrome) and developed techniques of piano pedagogy specially suited to them. Her work with one student, a blind and autistic Palestinian woman, was the subject of the documentary short Beautiful Music (2005).

Religious themes and pieces for children have always been prominent in her compositions. These include solo, orchestral, and ensemble pieces, ballet music, and arrangements of traditional melodies.


A Remembrance of Ashes, for Violin and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4598 Click to View Details
Cat Tales, for Piano Solo4600 Click to View  MP3 Details
Interpreting Eli, Eli, for Cello and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4601 Click to View Details
Night of Awe, for a percussion ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble4597 Click to View Details
On this Side of the River, A cycle of four songs to poems by Christina Rossetti Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal4836 Click to View Details
Piano Sonata "On the Edge"
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Solo4596 Click to View Details
Romantic Miniatures, for Piano
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Who am I?, for Piano Solo4602 Click to View  MP3 Details