Avner Dorman has won the 2018 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music for his composition Nigunim for Violin and Orchestra. The biennial $50,000 cash prize from the Azrieli Foundation is awarded to a composer who has written the best new major work of Jewish music, and is accompanied by a world premiere performance and a professional recording of the prize-winning work. Yoav Talmi will conduct McGill Chamber Orchestra’s world premiere of Nigunim on October 15, 2018 at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in Canada. Established in 2014, the Azrieli Music Prizes offer opportunities for the discovery, performance, and celebration of excellence in new Jewish music. Past prize winners include Canadian composer Brian Current and U.S.-based Polish composer Wlad Marhulets.
Posted February 13, 2018