Eitan Steinberg

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Composer Eitan Steinberg studied composition at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy (BA), the Chigiana Academy in Italy (Diploma) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.). He is a full professor at the Music Department of the University of Haifa, Israel, where he draws inspiration and hope from teaching Jewish and Arab students. During 2005-10 he was the department\'s Chair. Among his awards: ACUM Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2014); ACUM prize \"Achievement of the Year\" (2012); Landau Prize (2010) and Israel\'s Prime Minister\'s Composition Award (2007). Performers of his music include all of Israel\'s major orchestras and ensembles, as well as orchestras, ensembles & soloists in Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Portugal and the US. His collaboration with his wife Etty BenZaken has yielded thirty works written for her voice, with wide lingual and cultural references and original uses of pronouncing, murmuring and singing. Steinberg\'s music includes orchestral, chamber and Music-Theater works performed in Israel, Europe and the US. His folk songs\' settings are widely performed in chamber and orchestral versions. In 2014 he has founded, together with BenZaken, the multi-stylistic, inter-cultural ensemble Modalius.