CEME 2019

Contemporary Encounters |
Meitar Ensemble 


International New Music Festival


Pierre-André Valade (France), Trio Arbós (Spain), Duo Alto (Switzerland), Meitar Ensemble

Master Course for composers bedrossian


Franck Bedrossian (France / U.S.A)

The Center for New Music, The Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv

CEME (Contemporary Encounters by Meitar Ensemble) Festival and Master Courses are a unique platform for the promotion of contemporary music and exposure of engaged young musicians to this special musical field. 

In CEME 2019 Meitar Ensemble will host the celebrated composer Franck Bedrossian. He will be joining us for 5 full teaching days, working with a class of 12 highly-gifted young composers who were hand-picked for this master course. 

On the performative side, the Meitar Ensemble and its conductor in residence, Pierre-André Valade, will join forces with two wonderful groups: the veteran Trio Arbós from Spain and the emerging Duo Alto from Switzerland. The participants of the composition master course will write short pieces that will be premiered by the members of the ensembles as part of the festival's program, in addition to the Israeli premieres of Bedrossian's “It” for ensemble, “La Solitude du Coureur du Fond” for saxophone solo and “Tranmission” for bassoon and live electronics.

Meitar Ensemble is one of the most prominent contemporary music groups in Israel. CEME master courses were created with the purpose of nurturing young musicians who share the love for new music in order to provide them with the tools and the stage to perform exciting contemporary repertory of composers from all over the world. The Meitar Ensemble is the ensemble in residence of the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv and holds the artistic direction of its Center for New Music.

For the past seven years Meitar Ensemble has been hosting CEME Festival and Master Courses at the Center for New Music, The Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv. During a week of intensive work both the ensemble members, its guests and the students participating in the master courses discuss and examine (both in the classrooms and on the concert stage) the current issues of the New Music world while the more experienced musicians teach and enrich the young musicians who seek further development and knowledge in this field.

For the CEME Festival concert program, please check our 2018-19 calendar: