Composition masterclass. Ziv Cojocaru
21.03.2023 – 22.03.2023
ZIV COJOCARU (The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Israel)
21 March @13.00-15.00 in D-302 and 16.15-17.45 laboratory of composition in A-402
22 March @11.00-13.00 & 13.30-15.30 in D-302
Composer, Conductor, Arranger and Pianist, Ziv Cojocaru is a multidisciplinary musician, active in the fields of classical, contemporary and popular music. Mr. Cojocaru received his Master degree in Composition (with honors) at the “Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance” studying with Prof. Zvi Avni and Prof. Haim Permont. Cojocaru also attended Master courses under composers Fabián Panisello (Spain), Philippe Leroux (France) and Ivan Fedele (Italy). He Completed his doctoral degree in composition at the Bar-Ilan University. Cojocaru has also received his master’s degree in orchestral conducting (with honors) studying with Dr. Yevgeny Zirlin and attended masterclasses under conductors Fabián Panisello (Spain) and Pierre Andre Valade (France).
As a composer, Ziv Cojocaru has written commissions for various Israeli orchestras and chamber ensembles. His compositions have been preformed at various festivals and venues including the “Euro Classic Festival” in Konzerthaus Berlin, the Arnold Schönberg Center Wien, the “Tonraum 21 – Festival für neue musik” in Minoritensaal – Graz (Austria), the “MATA Festival” in New York, the ISCM – World Music Days Festivals, the ACL Festivals, “Israel Music Festival”, the “Desert Sounds Festival”, the ”Galilee Voice of Music Festival”, the “Spring competitions” and more. The preforming ensembles include the Meitar Ensemble, the Zeitfluss Ensemble (Austria), the Tempera Ensemble, the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta, the Israel Camerata – Jerusalem, the Israel Symphonette-Raanana , the Israel Contemporary String Quartet, and more. His works are published by the Israel Music Center (IMC), and the Israel Music Institute (IMI).
Ziv Cojocaru is the recipient of the 2015 Prime minister Award for composers, the 2002 ACUM grant for excellence in the fields of Composition & Arrangement, the 2000 TAMUZ award (Israel Music Industry Official Prize) as best instrumental performance in a recorded album, and the 2005-2007 Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance Excellence Scholarships. Dr. Cojocaru is a full-time faculty member of composition and theory at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and serves as a board member at the Israeli Composers’ League (ICL). Cojocaru’s works are often recorded and played on the Israeli Radio.