Amos Elkana

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Amos Elkana was born on 20 August, 1967 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, is an Israeli composer and improviser. Discover Amos Elkana’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 53 years old?

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Age53 years old
Zodiac SignLeo
Born20 August 1967
Birthday20 August
BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States
NationalityUnited States

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Elkana’s short opera “The Journey Home” comments on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by telling the true and incredibly touching story of a Palestinian man who lived in this troubled land during most of the 20th century. The opera was commissioned by opus21musicPlus and premiered in the Gasteig Auditorium in Munich in 2013.


Elkana’s new Piano Concerto “…with purity and light…” (2015) was commissioned by the Israel Symphony Orchestra and premiered on July 21, 2016.


In 2013-2014 Elkana was invited to be a fellow for a year at the International Research Center »Interweaving Performance Cultures« in Berlin where he worked on his next opera “Nathan the Wise”. This fascinating project brings Lessing’s play to life as a tri-lingual opera. The original text was edited into a libretto in Hebrew, German and Arabic by Elkana’s long time collaborator Michael Roes while preserving Lessing’s unique poetic language.


“Casino Umbro” is the title of Elkana’s recent CD released to great critical acclaim on the American label Ravello in 2012. The CD includes four compositions: Casino Umbro, String Quartet No.2, Arabic Lessons and Tru’a. It was reviewed by Frank J. Oteri on New music box.


Elkana is also an active performer. He regularly participates in concerts and performances of improvised music where he plays the electric guitar and the computer. In 2010 he opened the International Literature Festival in Berlin giving a concert of his music for Recorded voices of poets, Electric guitar and electronics.


In 2006 Elkana composed “Eight Flowers” for solo piano in honor of György Kurtág’s 80th birthday. The work was premiered that same year in Schloss Neuhardenberg near Berlin during a festival celebrating Kurtág and in his presence. Since then this work has been performed all over the world including the ISCM World Music Days in Sweden in 2009.


“Arabic Lessons”, a tri-lingual song-cycle in Arabic, Hebrew and German to the words of Michael Roes, was composed in 97-98 and premiered in the Berlin Festival in 1998. For this work Elkana received the Golden Feather Award from ACUM. In its review of Arabic Lessons, the Jerusalem Post called it “a perplexing, beguiling 40-minute opus in which the composer challenges the so-called ‘acceptable’ form of the lieder, shattering it and building it anew, as if constructing a new world from its ashes. …Arabic Lessons is one of the most significant works composed in Israel for quite a while.”


In 1993 Elkana had his Carnegie Hall debut with “Saxophone Quartet No.1” composed for the Berlin Saxophone Quartet. In 1994 Elkana composed “Tru’a”, a concerto for clarinet and orchestra, that was recorded by Richard Stoltzman and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Tru’a was premiered in Israel by Gilad Harel and The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Frédéric Chaslin and in Taiwan by the TNUA orchestra.


Amos Elkana (Hebrew: עמוס אלקנה ‎; born August 20, 1967) is an Israeli composer and improviser.

Amos was born in Boston, USA in 1967 but grew up in Jerusalem, Israel. He began playing guitar and studying music at age 15. He returned to Boston to study jazz guitar at the Berklee College of Music and Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music. His primary composition teacher at NEC was William Thomas McKinley. Later on he moved to Paris where he took composition lessons with Michele Reverdy and additional lessons with Erik Norby in Copenhagen and with Paul-Heinz Dittrich and Edison Denisov in Berlin. Elkana continued his studies at Bard College, New York City where he earned an MFA in Music and Sound. At Bard he focused on electronic music and took lessons with Pauline Oliveros, David Behrman, Richard Teitelbaum, George Lewis, Maryanne Amacher, Larry Polansky and more.