Hanoch Jacoby

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1909 born in Koenigsberg, Prussia, Germany 1915 – 1927 Hufen-Gymnasium, Kצnigsberg 1927 – 1930 studies in composition, viola and chamber music at the ‘Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik’, Berlin-Charlottenburg, with Paul Hindemith, Emil Bohnke, Hans Halke, Josef Wolsthul a. o. 1927 – 1928 musicology studies at Berlin University 1929 – 1930 member of the Michael Taube’s Chamber Orchestra in Berlin; accompanying pianist Edwin Fischer on his tournיes 1930 – 1933 member of the orchestra of ‘Sued-west-deutsche Rundfunk A.G.’, Frankfurt a.H. 1933 – 1934 moving to Istambul, Turkey; member of the ‘Deutsches Streichquartett’ there 1934 immigration to Eretz Israel (Palestine) 1934 – 1959 teacher for composition, violin, viola, chamber music, orchestration, counterpoint and musical forms at the Jerusalem Academy of Music 1934 – 1939 member of the ‘Jerusalem String Quartet’ (“Hauser-Quartet”) 1936 – 1958 with several interruptions – first viola player in the Israel Broadcasting Orchestra, Jerusalem 1940 – 1958 violinist in different piano trio ensembles 1943 – 1951 conductor, working with all important orchestras in Palestine/Israel 1949 – 1958 assistant director, from 1954 director of the Jerusalem Academy of Music 1956 Engel Prize for the cantata “The Day will Come” 1958 – 1974 member of the Israel PO (until retirement); viola player in different chamber music ensembles 1958 – 1979 guest lecturer in different musical institutions 1974 teacher at the Jerusalem Academy of Music; member of the ‘Pro Musica in Israel Orchestra’ 1974 – 1975 artist-in-residence and guest professor at the Technion, Haifa 1990 dies in Tel Aviv