Ofer Pelz

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Ofer Pelz, an Israeli composer, currently lives in Paris. He started his musical education in Haifa’s Music Conservatory as a pianist and in the Wizo-Canada High School of Arts in Composition. Ofer received a Master with excellence in Composition and Music Theory from Jerusalem’s Academy of Music and Dance, and studied with Yinam Leef, Viacislav Ganelin and Ari Ben-Shabetai. Today he continues to study Electro-Acoustic Composition in Paris with Octavio Lopez and Christine Groult. Ofer won the Menachem Avidom ACUM prize for best achievement of the year. Ofer was chosen to be one of the five finalists in the “XI Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition” in Rome. He won a competition in ICL (Israel Composer’s League) and will represent Israel in ACMF - Asian Contemporary Music Festival 2009 in South Korea, as a young composer. He also won the First Prize in the ‘ Hanna Yaddor-Avni Competition for Composers 2007’. Ofer’s music was performed all around the world and in important festivals such as: ‘Israel Festival’ (Jerusalem), ‘Kol Hamusica in the upper Galilee’ (Kfar Blum), ‘Fontys Dans Festival’ (Roosendaal), ‘Heidelberger Biennale fr Neue Musik’ (Heidelberg), Nuova Consonanza (Rome). Ofer has published two pieces on commercial CD and an article through the Oryan Publish House. His music was broadcasted several times on the classical radio station ‘Kol Hamusica’. Ofer cooperates with many film creators, and dance choreographs. He composed music for an animation film that was awarded the first prize at the ‘Haifa International Film Festival 2003’, and also the first prize at the ‘Beijing Animation Festival 2005’.