Na'ama Tamir

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Na'ama Tamir was born in Haifa, Israel in 1984. She completed her M. Mus degree in composition at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, studying with Prof. Yinam Leef, Prof. Menachem Wiesenberg and Prof. Vladimir Scolnic. She has participated in composition master classes with Richard Wernick and with Prof. Walter Zimmermann. After the Academy, she studied composition with Prof. Oded Zehavi. Na’ama is a recipient of the AICF scholarships for 2007-2008, and a second prize-winner in the music for dance category of the Chana Yador-Avni Competition for Composers 2009. Na’ama takes an active part in various projects, such as writing arrangements and composing music for animation movies and dance pieces. She collaborated with Ophir Bar-On, while composing music for the animation film The Miracle Lady (2009). The film won numerous awards at honorable festivals around the world: Haifa, Jerusalem, Vienne, Stuttgart, Brussels and Shanghai. She collaborated with Ayelet Cohen in the music-dance ensemble MakesounD. In 2011, Na’ama participated in the London-Jerusalem Music Project, where she collaborated with the London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. During October 2013, her piece Actually was performed by the Soprano Keren Hadar, Collegium Singers and the Tel Aviv Soloist Ensemble, with the conductor Barak Tal. The concert took place in different cities in Israel, including Haifa Auditorium in Haifa and the YMCA in Jerusalem. In May 2013, her piece ODE LA’EL (Ode to the Lord) for oboe quintet was awarded 1st Prize at the composing competition Klang der Welt, and was performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In June 2014, The Limoncello Quartet played her piece Spirangle at The Ein Kerem Music Centre in Jerusalem, as part of the Israel Festival. In November 2014, The Israel Camerata Jerusalem orchestra performed her piece Spring Illusions, which was commissioned specially by the orchestra. Last March (2015) her piece From the Bottom of My Hurt was performed by the Russian-Israeli pianist Irena Friedland, in the International Women's Day Festival in Riga, Latvia. The piece has also been performed a few times in Israel, by the pianists Dan Zuili and Yoni Farhi. During the Israel Music Festival 2015, her piece Actually was performed in Haifa by soprano Einat Aronstein, the Collegium Singers and the Tel Aviv Soloist Ensemble, with the conductor Barak Tal. In July 2015 Na'ama won the Grand Prize Winner for the 2015 American Harp Society in Dallas Composer Competition for her piece Sketches for Harp Solo. The piece was performed at the Winners Recital by the harpist Dr. Laura Brandenburg in February 2016, in St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Na'ama has been also invited to judge in the next competition. In October 2016, her piece Spring Illusions will be performed in Japan by the YAMAGATA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Radek Baborák.