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Bracha Bdil


Bracha Bdil, composer, conductor and pianist, has a B.Ed. in Music Education from Levinsky College and a Master’s degree in Music Education and Composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Bracha studied classical voice, classical piano, jazz, and piano chamber music. Bracha won the first prize in the Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award, Germany, and the first prize in the Yardena Alotin Composition Competition, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Her repertoire includes orchestral music, chamber, vocal and electronic music, as well as music for dance and theater.  

Bracha’s musical compositions and edited works have been performed around the world: The International Holocaust Remembrance Day “Rossi Fest”, Serbia; RDU SAI, United States; Festival Ecos Urbanos, Mexico; Festival DME, Portugal; WOCMAT, Taiwan; Asian Composers League Conference and Festival, Taiwan; Simpósio Internacional de Música Nova, Brazil; China International Choir Festival; International Youth Art Festival, China; Belt and Road World Choir Festival, China; BIMCC, Philippines; International Jewish-German Festival, Germany; UWGB MUSIC, United States; Bezanson Recital Hallon, United States; The Schnittke Festival, Russia; UNK New Music Festival, United States; Société de Concerts de Montréal; Concrete Timbre and Fifteen Minutes of Fame, United States; Australian Percussion Gathering; and One Minute Project, Greece. With her composition “Yizkerem”, for a cappella choir, Bracha was chosen as one of the composers in presenting Israel at the Asian Composers League Festival, Taiwan. The same composition won a prize in the International Choral Writing Competition in Moscow.  

In Israel, her works are broadcast on the Israel Radio Voice of Music program and were performed at various events, including: Voice of Music Young Artist competition, Israeli Music Festival, Zimriya Festival, Israel Festival, Piano Festival, a series of Excellence – the future generation, Eden-Tamir Music Center, Ein Kerem, and a series of Singing with the Sinfonietta, Performing Arts Center, Be’er Sheva.  

Bracha is a member of the Israel Composers’ League and her works are published by the Israel Music Institute. She has been a lecturer at the Levinsky College of Music Education, the Jerusalem College and at the Ron Shulamit Conservatory where she is still a member of management. She is the artistic director and chief conductor of the women’s “Zmora” orchestra in Jerusalem.

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