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Chaya Czernowin

Chaya Czernowin (Hebrew: חיה צ'רנובין, Hebrew pronunciation: ; born December 7, 1957 in Haifa, Israel) is an Israeli composer,[1] and Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music at Harvard University.[2][3]

She is the lead composer at the Schloß Solitude Sommerakademie,[4] a biannual international academy of composers and resident musicians at the landmark Schloß Solitude, in Stuttgart, Germany.[5] She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.[6]


  • Education and early career 1
  • Musical works 2
    • Early works 2.1
    • Operas 2.2
    • Recent works 2.3
  • Discography 3
    • Portrait CDs 3.1
  • References 4
  • Bibliography 5
  • External links 6

Education and early career

Czernowin studied at the Rubin Academy of music at Tel-Aviv University, Bard College, and received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 1993. At UCSD, she studied with Brian Ferneyhough and Roger Reynolds.

Czernowin spent several years after her formal studies on residencies and fellowships in Japan, Europe, and the United States.[7] She was awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Composers' Prize in 2003.

From 1997-2006, she was professor of composition at UCSD, and between 2006-2009 she was professor of composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

Musical works

Early works

  • Dam Sheom Hachol


Recent works

  • Winter Songs, Maim Zarim, Main Gnuvim


Portrait CDs


Shu Hai Practices Javelin


Shifting Gravity

  • Released: 2011
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wergo


  1. ^ "Chaya Czernowin - Profile". Schott Music. 1957-12-07. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Chaya Czernowin". 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Czernowin, Chaya – Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music | Harvard University – Office of Faculty Development & Diversity". 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Akademie Schloss Solitude". Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Akademie Schloss Solitude". Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Chaya Czernowin – John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Max Nyffeler. """Gespräch mit Chaya Czernowin über "Adama. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 


  • Gur, Golan. Czernowin, Chaya. In: Bayerisches Musiker-Lexikon Online..
  • Seter, Ronit: Czernowin, Chaya. In: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. vol. 6, 2nd. ed. Stanley Sadie, London 2001, pp. 823f.

External links

  • Art of the States: Chaya Czernowin two works by the composer
  • "Separate Universes Coexisting: Chaya Czernowin’s Musical Artistry," article in The Forward newspaper published October 20, 2010.
  • Video on YouTube (Crossroads)
  • Official website
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