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Israeli composer Tsippi Fleischer has become well known for her innovative and creative mind. Her roots are nurtured in the cultural pluralism of the narrow strip of the Land of Israel. In her works, she combines the knowledge of the indigenous cultures of her homeland with the firm foundation of knowledge of Western culture which she absorbed during her studies. Tsippi Fleischer is also known as an educator, and some of her students have become composers and well-known conductors. She has set Arabic poetry to contemporary music and has achieved a unique synthesis of East and West. Her sensitivity for color and sonority has been compared to that of Maurice Ravel and George Crumb. One of her unmistakable qualities is her ability to be involved simultaneously in seemingly dissimilar areas. Spending much of her time traveling in connection with the performance of her works, she is always attracted to the beauty of folklore music, but she would not miss an opportunity to organize events of contemporary music in Israel. Tsippi Fleischer holds academic degrees in Semitic Linguistics and Hebrew and Arabic philology, in addition to her degrees in Music Theory and Composition. She received her MA in Music Education from New York University and holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Bar Ilan University in Israel.