Qualifications 

 

  • PhD - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 

  • BMus, piano (Hons)  - Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Israel 

  • Studies for Masters - New England Conservatory, Boston, USA  

Dr Yitzhak Yedid
Curriculum Vitae

Awards  

 

  • Azrieli Music Prize (awarded $200,000 CAD)

  • Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship (awarded $160,000 AU)

  • Landau Prize for Performing Arts (2009). The Michael Landau Foundation, Tel Aviv, Israel. (awarded 60,000 NIS)

  • Israel Prime Minister Prize for Composers (2007). The Ministry of Culture and Education, Jerusalem, Israel. (awarded 50,000 NIS)

  • First commission prize for work for harp solo (2008) The International Harp contest, 50th Anniversary. (awarded 5,000 NIS)                   

  • Artist in Residence at the Judith Wright Centre (2010). The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. (awarded $15,000 AU)

  • The Australian Council for the Arts (2013). (Awarded $17,940 AU)

  • ACUM (2019). The Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers of Music in Israel. (awarded 5000 NIS)

  • ACUM (2016). The Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers of Music in Israel. (awarded 5000 NIS)

  • ACUM (2013). The Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers of Music in Israel. (awarded 5000 NIS)

  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2009-12). The Australian Government. (awarded $22,860 per annum)

  • The 2006 International Oud Festival Prize. The Kalman Soltnick Foundation. (awarded $5000)

  • The New England Conservatory Honours Ensemble award.

  • Full scholarship from the New England Conservatory, Boston, USA .

  • Third prize for original composition at the contemporary music department contest. The Rubin Academy of music, Jerusalem, Israel.

Work List (2005-2020)

MOTHER TONGUE   (2019)

Viola Duo  

Commissioned by Stefanie Farrands

Premiere: Oct 2020

ca. 10'

LA BALLERINA DEL DIAVOLO  (2019)

Solo piano

Commissioned by Alex Raineri   

Premiere: Sep , 2019

ca. 10'

MUSIC FOR ANCIENT RITUALS  (2018)

 

Commissioned by Graeme Jennings   

Premiere: July 19, 2018

ca. 17'

MAQA VIOLIN (2018)

Commissioned by Graeme Jennings   

Premiere: July 19, 2018

ca. 17'

Kiddushim ve' Killulim (blessings & curses, 2017)

Commissioned by Christian Lindberg & NK Orchestra  

Premiere: Oct 22-Nov 3, 2017

ca. 10'

 

Chad Gadya (2017)

Commissioned by Stadbroke Chamber Music Festival (QLD)

Premiere: July, 2017

ca. 15'

 

Angles' Revolt, Chaconne for piano (2017)

Commissioned by Lev Vlassenko Piano Cpmpetition (QLD) 

Premiere: Sep 1-15, 2017

ca. 9'

 

Concerto for Piano & Strings  (2016)

for Michael Kieran Harvey

piano and symphony orchestra   

Commissioned by the Tel Aviv Soloists, Graeme Jennings, Michael Kieran Harvey  

Premiere: May 18-20, 2017

ca. 24’

 

Violin (Arabic Violin) Concerto (2015)

for violin and a large orchestra   

Commissioned by Hag Ha’Musica Festival

Premiere: 20-25 October 2018

TBA

ca. 25’ 

 

Song Cycle (2015)

for solo soprano  

Work in progress 

Premiere: TBA, 2016

Voice artist

ca. 45’

 

Delusions of War (2014)

for 22 string soloists or a string orchestra  

Commissioned by Divertimenti Ensemble (QLD) and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

Supported by the Australian Council for the Arts

Premiere: October 2014 (QCGU, Brisbane) and February 2015 (The Jerusalem Theater, Henry Crown Symphony Hall). Divertimenti Ensemble / the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

Broadcasted live on IBA classic FM.

ca. 24’

 

Zikaron (2014)

for piano solo

Commissioned by QCGU/ Kawai piano series

Premiere: Yitzhak Yedid, Ian Hanger recital hall, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Kawai piano series, April 2015

ca. 55’

 

Psalm 1 (2014)

for solo soprano

Commissioned by Victoria Hanna / the Australian Council for the Arts

Premiere: Dec 2014, Aliyah Richil

La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA 

ca. 6’

 

The Crying Souls (2013)

6 part a cappella choir 

Commissioned by the Australian Voices (TAV)

Premiere: August, 2013, The Lutheran Redeemer Church Jerusalem

The Australian Voices (TAV)

ca. 9’

 

Passions & Prayers (2012)

for, Horn, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Viola, Double Bass and Piano. 

Commissioned by Seattle Chamber Players 

Premiere: August 2013

Benaroya Symphony Hall

Seattle Chamber Players

ca. 17’

 

String Quartet no 7 (2012)

Commissioned by Sapphire String Quartet

Premiere: August 2013

Sapphire String Quartet: 

Janna Gandelman- violin, Roman Spitzer- violin, Amos Boasson- viola, Oleg Stolpner- cello

ca. 11’

 

Haunted! (2012)

Stage Music to a play by D.Karasik 

Commissioned by Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver, Canada 

Directed by K. Dunn,

Premiere: Chutzpah Festival, March 2013

Rothstein Theatre, Canada

ca. 75’ 

 

Memories (2013)  

for piano solo

Commissioned by QCGU/ Kawai piano series

Premiere: Yitzhak Yedid, Ian Hanger recital hall, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Kawai piano series, 2015

ca. 50’

 

String Quartet no 6 (2012)

Commissioned by Sapphire String Quartet

Premiere: November 2012

Henry Crown Symphony Hall 

Sapphire String Quartet: 

J. Gandelman- violin, R. Spitzer- violin, A. Boasson- viola, O. Stolpner- cello

ca. 16’

 

Arabic Violin Bass Piano Trio (2012)

for Arabic violin, double bass and piano  

Parts 1-3

Commissioned by IBA/ -Between the lines- / Challenge Records International

Premiere: November 2012, 

Yedid Ensemble: Sami Hashibun- violin (Arabic tuning), Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 25’

 

Reflections Upon Six Images (2011) 

Image no 5

for Double Bass solo 

Commissioned by Ora Boasson-Horev 

Premiere performance: Vienna, Austria  

CD released by Challenge International Records in September 2011

ca. 7’

 

Arabic Violin Bass Piano Trio (2011)

for Arabic violin, double bass and piano  

Parts 4-5

Commissioned by IBA/ -Between the lines- / Challenge Records International

Premiere: November 2012, 

Yedid Ensemble: Sami Hashibun- violin (Arabic tuning), Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 18’ 

 

String Quartet no 5 (2011)

Commissioned by Sapphire String Quartet

Premiere: November 2012 

YMCA, 

Sapphire String Quartet: 

Janna Gandelman- violin, Roman Spitzer- violin, Amos Boasson- viola, Oleg Stolpner- cello

ca. 11’

 

Sextet in Homage to Jerusalem  (2011)

Sextet for, Horn, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Viola, Double Bass and Piano. 

Commissioned by Deutsche Media Productions GmbH & Co. KG 

-Between The Lines -

Freiburg, Germany 

CD released by –between the lines- 

Duration: 18 minutes 

Premiere: Seattle 2012

Seattle Chamber Players

ca. 11’

 

Sensations (2010)

for piano, violin and cello

Commissioned by Atar Trio.

Premiere: September 2010, Austria 

Atar Trio

T. Beltser- violin, M. Kats- cello, O. Shelley- piano

ca. 14’

 

Piano Quintet (2010) 

for violin, viola, cello, bouble bass and piano

Commissioned by Munich Arts Festival, Germany 

Premier Performance: Lines Festival, 

Munich Germany, March 2011

Yedid Ensemble:

Daniel Hoffman- violin, Galia Hai- viola, Yoni Gotlibovich- cello, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 52’

 

String Quartet no 4 (2010)

Commissioned by Sapphire String Quartet

Premiere: November 2012 

YMCA, 

Sapphire String Quartet: 

J Gandelman- violin, R Spitzer- violin, A Boasson- viola, O Stolpner- cello

ca. 9’

 

Through the Window of Marc Chagall (2010)    

for piano solo

Commissioned by QCGU/ Kawai piano series

Premiere: Yitzhak Yedid, Ian Hanger recital hall, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Kawai piano series, 2010

ca. 55’

 

Out to Infinity (2009)

for Harp solo 

Commissioned by the 2009 International Harp Contest for their 50th Anniversary.

Premier performance: March 2009, Noël Wan 

The American Harp Society National Harp Competition, Young Professional Division. 

ca. 7’

 

In Memory (2009)

Duo for flute (piccolo and bass) and piano

Commissioned by Lior Eitan (First flutist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra).

Premiere performance: 21st April 2010, Jerusalem Concert Hall

Lior Eitan- flute, Monica Fallon- piano

ca. 13’

 

String Quartet no 3 (2009)

Commissioned by Sapphire String Quartet

Premiere: March 2010, The Jerusalem Theater, Henry Crown Symphony Hall. 

Sapphire String Quartet: 

Janna Gandelman- violin, Roman Spitzer- violin, Amos Boasson- viola, Oleg Stolpner- cello

ca. 13’

 

Kidoshin (2009)

Duo for Saxophone (Tenor and Soprano) and piano

Commissioned by Shoham Foundation 

Premiere performance: August 2010

Albert Beger- Saxophone, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 26’

 

String Quartet no 2 (2009)

Commissioned by Sapphire String Quartet

Premiere: March 2010, The Jerusalem Theater, Henry Crown Symphony Hall.

Sapphire String Quartet: 

Janna Gandelman- violin, Roman Spitzer- violin, Amos Boasson- viola, Oleg Stolpner- cello

ca. 9’

 

Ethiopian voices: Psalms (2008)

for three singers, Ethiopian folk Dancer, Alto, Bass and Piano

Commissioned by the Confederation House

Premiere Confederation House, Novembre, 2008 

Ras Deshen Ensemble : 

Abate Berihuen- voice and saxophones, Esti Kainan Ofri- voice, Tzeta Germaye- voice and dance, Fentahon Malessa- krar, Ora Boasson Horev- double bass, Yitzhak Yedid- Piano

ca. 51’ 

 

Clowns at Night (2008)

Piano solo 

Commissioned by Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& 

Premier performance: March, 2008, Jerusalem Concert Hall

Yitzhak Yedid piano 

ca. 16’

 

String Quartet no 1 (2008)

Commissioned by Deutsche Media Productions GmbH & Co. KG 

-Between The Lines -

Freiburg, Germany

Premiere: March 2010, The Jerusalem Theater, Henry Crown Symphony Hall.

Sapphire String Quartet: 

Janna Gandelman- violin, Roman Spitzer- violin, Amos Boasson- viola, Oleg Stolpner- cello

ca. 14’

 

Since my Soul Loved (2008)

for violin, viola, cello, bouble bass and piano

Commissioned by 

Commissioned by Deutsche Media Productions GmbH & Co. KG 

-Between The Lines -

Freiburg, Germany 

Premiere: Lines Festival, Munich Germany, 2009

Yedid Ensemble:

Daniel Hoffman- violin, Galia Hai- viola, Yoni Gotlibovich- cello, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 55’

 

Midsummer Night’s Dream (2008)

For piano solo 

Commissioned by Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co 2006

Premiere March, 2008, Jerusalem Concert Hall

Yitzhak Yedid piano 

ca. 21’ 

 

Nine images for Violin Cello and Piano (2007)

for violin, cello and piano 

Commissioned by IBA music

Premiere March, 2007, Jerusalem Concert Hall

Orit Wolf- piano, Nathniel Vallois- violin, Doo- Kim- cello

ca. 18’  

 

Chagall Project  (2007) 

Seven piano solo pieces inspired by Marc Chagall

Commissioned by Jerusalem Jewish Music Festival

Premiere performance: September, 2007 

CD released by Challenge International Records in September 2010

Yitzhak Yedid- Piano

ca. 42’

 

Oud, Bass, Piano Trio (2007) 

Parts 4-5

Trio for Oud, Double Bass and Piano,

Commissioned by the Oud International Festival

CD released by Challenge International Records/btl in August 2007

Premiere Performance: Sibiu Festival, May 2005, 

Romania

Yedid Ensemble:

Mikhail Maroun- oud, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 32’

 

Reflections upon Six Images (2007)

Images 2-3 

for Clarinet, Viola, Double Bass and Piano.

Commissioned by Vienna Music Gallery Festival

Vienna, Austria 

CD released by German label –between the lines- 

Premier Performance: Vienna Music Gallery Festival, Austria

Yedid Ensemble:

François Houle- clarinet & bass-clarinet, Galia Hai- viola, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- Piano

ca. 27’

 

Oud, Bass, Piano Trio (2006) 

Parts 3

Trio for Oud, Double Bass and Piano,

Commissioned by the Oud International Festival

CD released by Challenge International Records/btl in August 2007

Premiere Performance: Vancouver Festival, 2006 

Romania

Yedid Ensemble:

Mikhail Maroun- oud, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 11’

 

Reflections upon Six Images (2006)

Images 1

for Clarinet, Viola, Double Bass and Piano.

Commissioned by Vienna Music Gallery Festival

Vienna, Austria 

CD released by German label –between the lines- 

Premier Performance: Vienna Music Gallery Festival,

Yedid Ensemble:

François Houle- clarinet & bass-clarinet, Galia Hai- viola, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- Piano

ca. 13’

 

Oud, Bass, Piano Trio (2006)

Parts 1-2

Trio for Oud, Double Bass and Piano,

Commissioned by the Oud International Festival

CD released by Challenge International Records/btl in August 2007

Premiere Performance: Sibiu Festival, May 2005, 

Romania

Yedid Ensemble:

Mikhail Maroun- oud, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 21’

 

Myth of the Cave (2005) 

for, Clarinet/ Bass Clarinet, Double Bass and Piano

Commissioned by Deutsche Structured Finance Germany,

CD released for –between the lines-

Premiere Performance, May, Frankfurt, Germany    

Yedid Ensemble: 

François Houle- clarinet & bass-clarinet, Ora Boasson- double bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 56’

 

Tachanun (2005)

Piano solo

Suite in one movement

Commissioned by Vienna Music Gallery Festival, 

Vienna, Austria

Duration: 66 minutes 

Premiere Performance: Chamber Music Festival, Israel 

Yitzhak Yedid - piano

ca. 50’

 

Ras Deshen (2006)

for Voice, Krar, Piano

Commissioned by MCI 

CD released by MCI records

Premiere Performance, Tel Aviv Arts Festival

Ras Deshen Ensemble:

Abate Berihuen- voice and saxophones, Fentahon Malessa- krar, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

ca. 61’

 

Before 2005 

 

Tachanun (2004)

for Piano, Double Bass and Percussions. Suite In one movement

Commissioned by Vienna music Gallery festival, Austria 2003

Duration: 66 minutes 

Premiere Performance: Vienna Music Gallery Festival, September 2002, Austria

Yedid Ensemble: 

Vlad Nedelin- drums & percussions, Ora Boasson Horev- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- Piano

 

‘Full Moon Fantasy’ (2005)

Solo Piano compositions

Duration: 37 minutes 

Commissioned by Musa records 2001

CD released in 1999 by Musa records

CD re-issue in April 2005

Yitzhak Yedid- Piano

ca. 7’

 

‘Remembering Yitzhak Rabin’ (2004)

Solo Piano compositions

Duration: 15 minutes 

Commissioned by Musa records 1999

CD released in 1999 by Musa records

Yitzhak Yedid- Piano

ca. 6’

 

Publications

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2012), Methods of Integrating Elements of Arabic Music and Arabic-Influenced Jewish Music into Contemporary Western Classical Music (PhD), Monash University, Melbourne.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2012), Arabic Violin Bass Piano Trio, Suite in Four Movement, Music composition (CD), Challenge International Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Cologne Germany.  Cat. No. BTLCHR 71230. 

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2012), Notes on Arabic Violin Bass Piano Trio (1,553 words), Challenge International Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Cologne Germany. Cat. No. BTLCHR 71230.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2011), Through The Window Of Marc Chagall, Music composition (CD), Challenge International Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Cologne Germany. Cat. No. BTLCHR 71225. 

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2011), Notes on Through The Window Of Marc Chagall (743 words), Challenge International Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Cologne Germany. Cat. No. BTLCHR 71225.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2010), Arabic Violin Bass Piano Trio, Suite in Four Movement, Music composition, score (66 pages) and parts (112 pages) Israeli Music Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. (IMC) Cat. No. IMC 3953P.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2010), Moments de harpe, Out To Infinity, Music composition (CD), Kaleidos Musikedotionen, Munich Germany.  Cat. No. KAL 6312-2.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2010), Un Sospiro, Out To Infinity, Music composition (CD), Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, USA. 

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2009), Since my Soul Loved, Piano Quintet, Music composition (CD), Challenge International Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Cologne Germany. Cat. No. BTLCHR 71222.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2009), Notes on Since my Soul Loved, Piano Quintet, (2013 words), Challenge International Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Cologne Germany. Cat. No. BTLCHR 71222.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2009), Sensations, Music composition, score (22 pages) and parts (54 pages), Israeli Music Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. (IMC) Cat. No. IMC 3947P.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2009), In Memory, Music composition, score (13 pages) and parts (21 pages), Israeli Music Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. (IMC) Cat. No. IMC 3948P.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2009), Out to Infinity, Music composition, score (9 pages), Israel Music Institute Press (IMI), Tel Aviv, Israel. Cat. No. IMC 3948 P.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2009), Notes on Out to Infinity (1005 words), Israel Music Instit33ute Press (IMI), Tel Aviv, Israel. Cat. No. IMC 3948 P.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2009), Visions, Fantasies and Dances, Music composition, score (63 pages) and parts (146 pages), Music composition Press, Israel Music Institute Press, Tel Aviv, Israel. Cat. No. IMI 7803 P.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2008), New Music That Incorporate a Spectrum of Contemporary and Ancient Styles, booklet. Publishers: Sibiu Festival (Romania), Vienna Festival (Austria), International Oud Festival. Available in English, German and Hebrew.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2007), Oud Bass Piano Trio, Suite in Five Movement, Music composition (CD), Challenge International Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Cologne Germany.  Cat. No. BTLCHR 71218. 

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2007), Notes on Oud Bass Piano Trio, Suite in Five Movement (1,243 words), Challenge International Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Cologne Germany. Cat. No. BTLCHR 71218.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2007), Psalms of the Ethiopian tradition and Kessim Liturgical choral music, notes. Published: Confederation House, Jerusalem. Available in Hebrew. (1,218 words). 

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2007), Reflections upon Six Images, Music composition (CD), Between the Lines Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Frankfurt Germany.  Cat. No. BTLCHR  71215.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2007), notes on Reflections upon Six Images, Music composition (CD), Between the Lines Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Frankfurt Germany. Cat. No. BTLCHR  71215. 

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2007), Passions and Prayers Sextet in Homage to Jerusalem, Music composition (CD), Between the Lines Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Frankfurt Germany. Cat. No. No. BTLCHR 71207.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2007), Note on Passions and Prayers Sextet in Homage to Jerusalem (1,239 words), Between the Lines Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co. Frankfurt Germany.  Cat. No. BTLCHR 71207. Available in English and Hebrew

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2006), Myth of the Cave, Music composition (CD), Challenge International Records, Between the Lines Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Frankfurt Germany. Cat. No. Cat. No. BTL 028/ EFA 10198-2.

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2006), Notes on Myth and Music, Allegory of the Cave (989 words), Challenge International Records, Between the Lines Records, Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, Frankfurt Germany. Cat. No. BTL 028/ EFA 10198-2. Available in German. 

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2005), Open Windows: Musik mit Ausblick (Booklet). Publisher: Wiener Musik Galerie 2004, Austria. Available in German

 

  • Yedid, Y. (2005), Analysis of Tachanun (Booklet). Publisher: Wiener Musik Galerie, Austria. Available in German.

 

List of CDs and DVDs

 

Note: -between the lines- releases distribute in Europe and Asia by Naxos and Sony/universal music, in Scandinavia by Challenge records and in U.S & Canada by Allegro music.   

Commercial Releases –Between the lines- records, Kaleidos and Musa records. 

 

2014

CD: Yedid Y. ‘Visions, Fantasies and Dances’ Music for String Quartet

Recorded in Israel, August 2012.

CD released by Challenge International Records and Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, November 2013.

Duration: 53 minutes 

Performer: Sapphire

 

2013

CD: Yedid Y. 'Arabic Violin Bass Piano Trio’ 

Recorded in Israel, 2012.

CD released by Challenge International Records and Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, September 2012.

Duration: 58 minutes 

Performer: Performers: Yedid Ensemble

 

2012

CD: Yedid Y. ‘Through the Window of Marc Chagall’ 

Recorded in Israel, 2009.

CD released by Challenge International Records and Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, November 2010.

Duration: 48 minutes 

Performer: 

Yitzhak Yedid - piano

 

CD: Emilie Jaulmes performs ’Out to Infinity’ 

Recorded in Stuttgart, Germany. December  2009.

CD released by German label ‘KALEIDOS’, March 2012.

Duration: 64 minutes 

Performer: 

Emilie Jaulmes – harp 

 

2011

CD:  Ina Zodorovotzky performs ’Out to Infinity’

Recorded in Boston. January 2010

CD released, June 2011.

Duration: 59 minutes 

Performer: 

Ina Zodorovotzky – harp 

 

2010

CD: Yedid Y. ‘Since my Soul Loved’ 

Recorded in Tel Aviv, Israel. August 2008

CD released by Challenge International Records and Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, January 2010

Duration: 64 minutes 

Performers: Yedid Ensemble 

Daniel Hoffman- violin, Galia Hai- viola, Joni Gotlibovits – cello, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

 

2009

CD: Yedid Y. ‘Oud Bass Piano Trio’ 

Recorded in Tel Aviv, Israel. August 2007

CD released by Challenge International Records and Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co, May 2009

Duration: 76 minutes 

Performers: Yedid Ensemble

Mikhail Maroun- oud, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

 

2008

CD: Yedid Y. ‘Reflections upon six Images’

Recorded in Vienna, Austria. September 2005

CD released by Challenge International records and Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co December 2007

Duration: 64 minutes 

Performers: Yedid Ensemble 

François Houle- clarinet & bass-clarinet, Gal Hai- viola, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

 

2007

CD: Yedid Y. ‘Passions & Prayers, Sextet in Homage to Jerusalem’

Recorded in Tel Aviv, Israel. August, 2005.

CD released by Challenge International records and Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co 

April 2007

Duration: 53 minutes 

Performers: Yedid Ensemble

Alon Reuven – horn, Orit Orbach - clarinet & bass clarinet, Yaron Ouzana – trombone, Galia Hai – viola, Ora Boasson - double bass, Yitzhak Yedid - piano   

 

2005

CD: Yedid Y. ‘Myth of the Cave’

Recorded in Frankfurt, Germany. November 2005.

CD released by Deutsche Media Productions GmbH& Co 

August 2005

Duration: 61 minutes 

Performers: Yedid Ensemble 

François Houle- clarinet & bass-clarinet, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

 

2006

CD: Yedid Y. ‘Ras Deshen’ 

Recorded in Tel Aviv, January, 2004.

CD released on 2006 for MCI records

Duration: 61 minutes 

Performers: Ras Deshen Ensemble

Abate Berihuen- voice& saxophones, Fentahon Malessa- krar, Yitzhak Yedid- piano

 

2005

DVD: Yedid Y. ‘Tahanun Suite’

Recorded live at Israel Chamber music Festival August, 2005.

Released by IBA, Broadcast on Israeli television channel 2.

 

2006

CD: Yitzhak Y. ‘Inner Outcry’

Recorded in Ranana, Israel,

CD released on 2005 for MUSA records

Duration: 53 minutes 

Performers: Yedid Ensemble

Vlad Nedelin- percussions, Ora Boasson- double-bass, Yitzhak Yedid- Piano

 

2005

CD: Yitzhak Y. ‘Full Moon Fantasy’

Recorded in Boston, U.S.A 

Duration: 37 minutes 

Commissioned by Musa records 1999

CD released in 2005 for Musa records

Yitzhak Yedid- piano

 

As a guest pianist 

2006

CD: Birth of the Local Standard

CD released in 2006 New Perspective

Yitzhak Yedid- piano

 

2005

CD: Julia Feldman Ensemble 

CD released in 2005 by Julia Feldman

Yitzhak Yedid- piano

 

Major concerts/ live broadcasts concerts

 

Melbourne Recital Centre  

Myth of the Cave / Yedid Ensemble

Live recording concert to ABC classic FM

 

Vancouver Canada: 2013 Chutzpah! Festival                                                                                        

HAUNTED by Daniel Karasik Music by Yitzhak Yedid

Touchstone Theatre Production

 

Crying Souls 

The Lutheran Redeemer Church Jerusalem

West Bank

 

Icebreaker Festival, Seattle USA.

Benaroya Hall, Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Passions and Prayers sextet in homage to Jerusalem

Seattle Chamber Players 

 

Jerusalem YMCA concert hall, Israel

Sapphire String Quaetet

Visions, Fantasies and Dances 

 

Miles Nadal concert series, Toronto, Canada.

Al Green Theatre 

Solo piano recital 

Through the Window of Marc Chagall

 

Munich Festival, Germany.

Since my Soul Loved / Yedid Ensemble

 

Organ Hall, Moldova,

Ina Zdorovetchi premiere Out to Infinity  

Broadcast on Moldova National TV

 

3MBS Radio, Melbourne, Australia 

Sensations for Piano trio

 

ORF – Vienna, Austria 

Through the Window of Marc Chagall (solo piano)

 

IBA, Jerusalem, Israel.

Live recording conert

In Memory  

 

Adelaide Festival/ Elder Hall

Marshall MacGuire premieres Out to Infinity 

Broadcast on ABC Classic FM

 

IBA, Jerusalem, Israel

Live recording concert

Visions, Fantasies and Dances

 

IBA, Jerusalem, Israel.

Live recording concert

Arabic violin, bass piano Trio

 

WGBH Radio, Fraser Performance Studio, Boston, USA.

Ina Zdorovetchi - Live broadcast

Out to Infinity

 

Carnegie Hall, New York, USA

A gala concert with Abatte Berihun

 

American Harp Society

National Harp Competition, Young Professional Division. 

Noël Wan- Harp 

Out to Infinity

 

IBA, Jerusalem, Israel. 

Live recording concert 

In Memory 

 

IBA, Jerusalem, Israel.

Live recording concert

Nine Images for violin, cello & piano

 

Hataiva, Tel Aviv 

Live recording concert

Visions, Fantasies and Dances

 

Vilnius Radio and national T.V., Lithuania.

Live recording concert (radio & T.V)

Myth of the Cave 

 

Sibiu, Romania

Live recording concert for Radio and national T.V.

Oud Bass Piano Trio

 

IBA, Israel

Live recording concert

Since my Soul Loved

 

IBA, Israel

Live recording concert

Oud, Bass Piano Trio

 

Baltimore University, U.S.A

Live recording concert

Oud, Bass Piano Trio

 

IBA, Israel

Live recording concert

Reflections Upon Six Images 

 

IBA, Israel

Live recording concert

Myth of the Cave

 

Tel Aviv Jazz Festival

Recording to national T.V.

Ras Deshen

 

Chamber Music Festival, Galile

Recording to national Television

Tachanun

 

Jordan Hall, Boston, USA

live recording

Tachanun

 

 

Reviews

 

2005-2015

More numerous reviews in the international Music media.

Reviews available upon request.

 

List of Music Magazines, Newspapers and Booklets that published reviews:

 

  • Schott musik Journal: Neue Zeitschrift für Musik - Germany

  • Coda Magazine- Canada

  • Seattle News- U.S

  • Sydney Morning Herald - Australia 

  • Cadence- U.S

  • Piano News - Germany

  • Toronto Magazine- Canada

  • Jerusalem Post- Israel

  • Haaretz- Israel

  • Ethiopian News Papers

  • Jazzpodium –Germany

  • Judische Allgemeine- Germany

  • Norra Skåne- Sweden

  • Frankfurter- Germany

  • All music Guide- International

  • Jewish Illustranerk- Germany

  • Magazine for Klavier- Germany

  • Downbeat Magazine- International

  • All about Jazz- International

  • Jazz Think - Germany

  • Vancouver News paper- Canada

  • Winnipeg News Paper- Canada

  • New England Conservatory Magazine 

  • Jewish Times Asia

  • Kol A’ir- Israel

  • Jazzlines- Germany

 

Sponsors and Commissioners

 

  • Deutsche Structured Finance, Frankfurt, Germany.

  • -Between the Lines- Munich, Germany.

  • The Australian Council for the Arts.

  • The West Australian Department of Culture and the Arts.

  • Arts Queensland, Australia.

  • The Judith Wright Centre, QLD Australia..  

  • The 17th International Harp Contest, Tel Aviv Israel.

  • The Israel Minister of Science and Culture, Jerusalem Israel.

  • Israel Broadcast Authority.

  • Shoham Foundation. 

  • Israel Festival

  • The Confederation House in Jerusalem 

  • Am Kolel foundation.

  • Atar Trio

 

 

Visiting Artist 

 

  • Composer in Residence: Western Academy of Performing Arts, Perth Australia

  • Composer in Residence: Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane Australia 

  • Australian National University, Canberra Australia

  • Visiting workshop: Haifa University, Israel

  • Master classes: The Vancouver Academy of Music. Vancouver, BC Canada

  • Master classes: The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB Canada.

  • Master classes: Washington Music School. Washington DC, USA

  • Master classes: Addis Ababa Music Academy. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

  • Sessional lecturer: Griffith University, Conservatorium

  • Master classes: Jaffa Conservatory, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • Master classes: Australian National University, Canberra Australia

  • Master classes: Western Academy of Performing Arts, Perth Australia

 

Major Festivals and concert halls

 

  • MIcebreaker Festival 2012, Seattle (U.S)

  • Munich Festival (Germany)

  • Tel Aviv Festival 2006, 2005

  • Sibu jazz festival (Romania) 2006

  • Adis Ababa Arts Festival (Ethiopia) 2006

  • Tura New Music Festival (Australia) 2007

  • Guelph Festival (Canada) 2005

  • Vancouver Jazz Festival (Canada) 2004

  • The Oud International Festival (Israel) 2004, 2006

  • Jewish music Festival (Israel) 2006

  • Porgy & Bess Festival (Austria)  2004

  • Wiener Musik Galerie (Austria) 2004, 2005

  • Israel Festival 2006

  • Frankfurt Arts (Germany) 2005

  • Jerusalem Arts Festival (Israel) 2004, 2005

  • Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark) 2004

  • The Voice of Music Festival 2004

Selection of Critical Reviews  

 

(Copies of originals provided upon request)

 

Selected Extracts

 

  • “Yedid integrated specific stylistic influences into a personal created unity. The manner in which he describes folkloristic influences and melancholic specific themes can remind of Bela Bartok; improvisatory float of hovering à la Keith Jarrett”. 

            Åke Holmquist, Norra Skåne (Sweden)

 

  • “Every sound in this performance flew straight into the soul, including the sound of the drops of sweat that fell from Yedid's hair and landed on the piano keys.” 

            Ben Shalev, Haaretz

 

  • “A highly poetic, personal and inspiring composition. Beautifully executed” 

            Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz.

 

  • “…Pianist/composer Yitzhak Yedid’s Oud Bass Piano Trio conveys terrific tension, aggravation and release. It’s a stunner. Minimizing the distinction between composition and improvisation, the music is entrusted to supple hands.” 

            Randal McIlroy, Coda Magazine

 

  • “The music is very powerful, almost relentless in its expressiveness. Moving through many sonorities, densities and dynamics, the three players can be heard, individually and as a group, changing roles from improvisers to interpreters and back again” 

            Budd Kopman, All music.

 

  • “To hear such a young man as you feeling the music so deeply is a very pleasant experience.” 

            Lee Konitz.

 

  • “Yedid's musicality resides on a higher plane while offering bountiful panoramas for the mind's eye”                                                                    Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

 

  • “Yedid’s trio explores a wide range of emotions and tones, even if a dark and mournful mood prevails. The musicians’ vivid interpretations produce a positive flow of energy that keeps the music alert and compelling, and Yedid is capable of striking lyricism. Jazz musicians often describe their art as storytelling. Yedid embodies this.   

            Alain Drouot, Downbeat Magazine.

 

  • “The Ras Deshen duo is one of the best things that has happened to Israeli jazz, and maybe to Israeli music in general, in recent years.” 

             Ben Shalev, Haaretz.  

 

  • “Yedid's masterful musical storytelling is directly engaging, with forms that continually shifts and mutate, but which also move inexorably forward. Complex, seemingly chaotic sections are juxtaposed against beautiful hymn-like melodies. The music might descend to the depths sounding like a boiling compressed cauldron, only to open up the next moment, expanding into the clouds” 

            Budd Kopman, All About Jazz

 

  • “Yitzhak Yedid is the quintessential cross-genre artist. He is a wonderful storyteller, his compositions can be challenging and require the listener to sit up and take stock of what is evolving.” 

            Barry Davis, Downbeat Magazine

 

  • “Composer and pianist Yitzhak Yedid's new composition is an impressive attempt to weave current and traditional styles and influences into a cohesive contemporary work. In this five part suite, premiered at the Oud Festival in Jerusalem in November 2005 and recorded nine months later, there are references and retentions from a wide spectrum of sources, including Jewish and Christian prayers and benedictions, Arabic folk music, modern Western music and avant-garde jazz—all fused through Yedid's optimistic belief that these varied cultures can co-exist peacefully.” 

             Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz.

 

  • “Yedid created a work with a heady high concept that's still eminently musical. His composed suite with improvised passages avoids falling into the usual jazz trappings. It suggests classicism without wading into pretension” 

            Kurt Gottschalk, All about Jazz- New York

 

  • “Since My Soul Loved is one of the most moving compositions of Yedid so far, performed majestically by excellent musicians who truly identify and believe in Yedid's artistic vision”.

            Eyal Hareuveni

 

  • “Thoughtfulness and a healthy sense of adventure are both major assets on this excellent disc” 

            Alex Henderson, All Music Guide

 

  • “Yedid’s trio consists of several elements drain from Judaic and Christian tradition and meditations on multiple modes of silence, including the ‘non-believer’s silence’, and the prayers of priests and kabbalists as well as a Palestinian Bride and repeats of a motif entitled ‘Imaginary ritual belly dance’”.

           Stuart Broomer

 

  • “As in the music he composed for the trio, this piece has beautiful sections, demonstrating his inventiveness and originality, his courage to think differently. There are piano parts that sound like an Arab instrument, virtuoso playing by violinist Sami Kheshaiboun, and three instruments playing the same tempestuous part together, “unisono” in musical terms. These are special moments, unique to Yedid.”

            Noam Ben-Zeev, Haaretz Newspaper  

 

  • “This stands out as a rich album, full of powerful emotive force and passion for storytelling”.

            Tom Sekowski, gaz-eta.

 

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