AVNER DORMAN (b 1975 )
When he received Israel’s prestigious Prime Minister’s Award at the age of twenty-five, Avner Dorman was already one of his country’s most sucessful and frequently performed composers. He studied composition at Tel Aviv University under Josef Baradanashvili and Amnon Wolman before moving to the United States in 2003 to continue his studies with John Corigliano on the Doctoral programme of the Juilliard School of Music. His music has been performed worldwide by artists such as Zubin Mehta and the Berlin Symfoniker. Dorman’s fresh, spontaneous style also lends itself well to the screen and he has written for film, notably Nitzan Aviram’s awardwinning film Son (1996).