Ayal Adler Advisor
Born in Jerusalem. After receiving a diploma in piano and composition from the Rubin Conservatory, he enrolled in the Jerusalem Rubin academy of Music. There, he completed a B.Mus. and an Artist Diploma in composition (with Honors). He then pursued a Doctoral degree in composition at McGill University in Montreal. In 2001, Mr. Adler joined the Faculty of Theory and Composition at the Jerusalem Academy, where he teaches composition and music theory. He was recently appointed Dean of Students of the Academy. He served as Head of the composition track (Yetzira) of the Cross- Disciplinary music department in the Academy, and is part of various committees such as: Doctoral Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, and others. He is a senior board member of the Israeli Composers' League (part of ISCM).
Mr. Adler wrote music in various genres: solo, chamber, vocal and orchestral works. His music was performed in Israel, Canada, the United States, South Korea, Germany, Finland, England, Czech Republic, Russia, Rumania and Croatia. His works are often recorded and played in the Israeli Radio. He won several awards, including: Prime Minister Award, 2008; various commissions from the America-Israel Cultural Fund; an Acum Prize for his symphonic piece Crystallization (2003); a Fulbright Grant for Doctoral Studies (1997); Dean's Honorary Prize as a Masters' student in the Jerusalem Academy (1996), etc. He served as Composer-in-Residence for the McGill Symphony (2000) and the McGill Chamber Orchestra (1999). Ayal Adler has been the Composer-in-Residence for the Meitar Ensemble in the years 2007-2012. Four compact discs containing his works were released in recent years. His music is published by the Israeli Music Institute (IMI) and the Israeli Music Center (IMC).