Filed under: Composers
Born: October 27, 1976
Current Location: Rome, Italy
Yotam Haber, 32, was born in Holland and is a citizen of Israel and the United States. He was the Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch 2007-2008 Rome Prize Fellow in Music at the American Academy in Rome, composing death will come and she shall have your eyes, a work that explores the music of the Roman Jewish community.
Haber attended Indiana University and completed a doctorate in composition at Cornell University in 2004. He received ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Awards in 2002 and 2004. In 2004, he also won the second bi-annual ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize for the wind ensemble work, Espresso, which was premiered at Carnegie Hall. He has been a Fellow at the Aspen andTanglewood music festivals, and been in residence at the Aaron Copland House, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Macdowell Colony and the Rockefeller Bogliasco Center. His music has been performed in prestigious halls throughout Europe and across the U.S. including the Buffalo and Colorado Symphony Orchestras. Haber resides in New York City and is a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow. Most recent performances include the Volans Trio performing Stendhal Syndrome in conjunction with Dutch Artist Maria Barnas in Berlin, Rome, and Leiden; Flux Quartet performing Torus at Bargemusic in New York, and the Knights Ensemble premiering A Wine-Dark Sea, and hailed by New Yorker critic Alex Ross as “deeply haunting.”
He recently had a premiere of two works commissioned by Pritzker-prize winning architect Peter Zumthor and has received a 2009 Meet the Composer commission for a large-scale work for the NYC-based Knights Ensemble.
Photo Credit: Ada Haber
Music © 2009 Yotam Haber
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