Yitzhak Yedid

Yitzhak Yedid – Photo: Alan Shaw

Yitzhak Yedid is an Israeli-born Australian orchestral and chamber-music composer, improvising pianist, researcher and educator. Yedid is a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow (2018-19).

Yedid’s music has been described as: “an eclectic, multicultural and very personal style that combines jazz and Jewish cantor music, classic European and avant-garde, randomness and a blend of techniques.” (Davis ‘17).

His awards include: the Israel Prime Minister’s Prize for Composers (’07) and the Landau Prize for Performing Arts (2009). In 2008 he was awarded first composition prize at the 17th International Harp competition. In 2009 his poly-stylistic composition Oud Bass Piano Trio was nominated for Germany’s Echo Award. Yedid was awarded a composer-in-residence position at the Judith Wright Centre (Brisbane, ’10).

Twelve CDs of Yedid’s compositions have been released by prestigious international publishers and distributers including Challenge Records International, Sony, Naxos, -btl-, Muse, MCI and Kaleidos.

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