Education

1987-89
B.F.A. in Film & TV at New York University - With Honors on a full scholarship from Maestro Leonard Bernstein
1985-86
French Literature and Language at Tel Aviv University
1983-84
Trumpet with Ilan Eshed (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra)
1979-87
Classical Guitar with Joseph Urshalmi - on a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation
1974-79
Classical Guitar and Music Theory at the Conservatory of Music of Givatayim - With Excellence

Selected Works

2017
Being Solomon (animated feature film by Albert Hanan Kaminski)
2016
Jewess (documentary film by Roni Aboulafia)
What A Wonderful Day (animation series, based on Ady’s songs, for BabyTV)
2015
Fire Birds (feature film by Amir Wolf)
2014
Ladies First (documentary feature film by Riki Shelach)
2013
Reflections (animation film by Alon Ziv and Bosmat Agayoff)
2012
The Rooster Who Lost His Voice (story application for smartphones)
2011
Peacemaker Mac – The Island of Dispute (animation film by Yotam Cohen)
2009
Wollmond [animation film by Gil Alkabetz (Run Lola Run), Germany]
2008-10
Deus (TV series by Gidi Dar)
2007
When Shall We Kiss (TV series by Dalit Kahan)
Custody (TV series by Irit Linur)
Sunny Day [animation film by Gil Alkabetz, Germany, for SWR-TV]
The Mythological Ex (TV series by Segahl Avin – remade in the US as CBS’s “The Ex List”)
2006
Dog Life (TV series by Leora Kamenetzky)
2002
Travel to China [animation film by Gil Alkabetz, Germany]
2001
Piazzolla Song-Cycle (world premiere - Carnegie Hall, New York, USA)
More and More (album by Dana International) – arrangements & playing
Caspion (animation film by Noam Meshulam – winner of the ACUM Award for Best Score for a Children’s Film)
1998
Dangerous Acts (feature film by Shemi Zarhin – winner of 7 Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Score)
Family Secrets (feature film by Nitzah Gonen)
1996
The Land of Rape and Honey (dance by Liat Dror Nir Ben-Gal Company)
1995
Passover Fever (feature film by Shemi Zarhin; Best Screenplay Award - The World Film Festival, Montreal 1995)
1994
Song of the Siren [feature film by Eytan Fox (Walk on Water)]
2005-17
Music for children’s TV channels BabyTV (Fox International Channels), BabyFirst TV and others
1990-17
Music for commercials (Microsoft, Verizon, Target, Thomson-Reuters, Palmolive, Prudential, Freecreditscore.com, Cheetos, Cheerios, El Al, Lexmark, and many others)

Awards for Film and Theater Scores

2012
The ACUM Award (for Silverfish)
The Cinema South Film Festival Honorable Mention (for Strings)
2008
The “Other Songs” 3rd International Song Contest Special Mention Prize (for Song for Bavat)
2007
The “Other Songs” 2nd International Song Contest Special Mention Prize (for Sandra’s Letter)
2005
The Park City Film Music Festival’s Gold Medal Award for Excellence (for Dogwoman & Magicman and The Sisters O’Malley)
2001
The Haifa International Children's Theater Festival Award (for By Accident)
2000
The Palma de Majorca International Film Festival Award (for Shabbat)
1999
The Haifa International Children's Theater Festival Award (for How to Prepare a Boy)
1998
The Israeli Academy Award (for Dangerous Acts)
1994
The Israeli Film Institute Award (for The Price is Right)
The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School Award (for The Price is Right and Marilyn)
1992
The Israeli Film Institute Award (for Rear Bench)
1987
The Mougrabi Award (for Grand papa’s Last Magic and Holes in the Hands)

Teaching

2017
Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music’s Contemporary Writing and Production Department, Boston, MA
2005-17
Film Music and Soundtrack Design at the Screen-Based Arts Dept., Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2005-17
Film Music and Soundtrack Design at the Israeli Animation College, Israel
2013-2015
New Media and Computerized Orchestration at the Ono Academic College School of Music, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012-13
Film Music and Soundtrack Design at the Alon High School for the Arts, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
2005-13
Film Music and Soundtrack Design at the Animation and Post Production Depts., The Open University, Israel
2011-12
Film Music and Soundtrack Design at the Minshar Art School, Tel Aviv, Israel
2004-07
Film Music and Music History at the Film and TV Dept., Sapir College, Israel

General

2017
Visiting teacher at Middlesex University, London, England, as a winner of the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Teaching Grant
2012
AICF and JFNA’s August 2012 “Israeli Artist of the Month”
2006
Participant in the Fourth Berlinale Talent Campus, Berlin, Germany
1992
Special Film Composer grant from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation
1988-89
Personal assistant to Oscar-winning director (Tango) Zbigniew Rybczynski in New York, USA
1987
Personal assistant to director Humphrey Burton, CBE, on the film “Leonard Bernstein in Salzau”
1984-87
Service in the Israeli Defense Forces Orchestra as Trumpeter, Guitarist, Arranger and Singer

Languages

Hebrew, English, French