Bracha Bdil

    Bracha Bdil, composer, conductor and pianist, born in 1988, has a B.ed in Music Education from Levinsky College and a Master’s degree in Music Education and Composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, led by Professor Andre Hajdu, o.b.m. and Professor Haim Permont.

    Bracha studied classical voice training with Hadassah Ben-Haim, classical piano with Dina Orlov and Dr. Irena Berkowitz, jazz with Marina Lewinsky, and piano chamber music with Professor Alexander Tamir.

    Bracha won the first prize in the Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award, Germany (2018), and the first prize in the Yardena Alotin Composition Competition, Bar-Ilan University, Israel (2016).

    Her repertoire includes orchestral music, chamber, vocal and electronic music, as well as music for dance and theater.

    Her musical compositions and edited works have been performed around the world, including: The International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the frame of “Rossi Fest” – Belgrade, Serbia, RDU SAI – Smithfield, North Carolina (2019), “Festival Ecos Urbanos “- México, “Festival DME” – Lisbon, Portugal, WOCMAT – National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, ACL-Asian Composers League Conference and Festival – Taipei , Taiwan, SiMN–Simpósio Internacional de Música Nova – Universidade Estadual do Paraná, Brazil, “China International Choir Festival” – Beijing, “International Youth Art Festival”, Tianjing, “Belt and Road World Choir Festival” – Hong Kong, BIMCC – Banaue, Philippines, “International Jewish-German Festival” – Bavaria,  “mid-residency recital” – California,  “6:30” Concert Series – UWGB MUSIC, University of Wisconsin (2018),  “Bezanson Recital Hallon” – University of Massachusetts, Concert sponsored by the “Russian Musical Union” – Saint-Petersburg, “The Schnittke Festival” – Seratov-Russia, “UNK New Music Festival” – University of Nebraska, “Société de Concerts de Montréal” – Canada (2017), the concert series “Concrete Timbre” and “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” – New York, “Australian Percussion Gathering” – Griffith University, Queensland Conservatorium, Melbourne, “One Minute Project” – Athens (2016).

    With her composition “Yizkerem”, for A-cappella choir, Bracha has been chosen as one of the composers in presenting Israel at the Asian Composers League Festival, Taiwan (2018). The same composition won a prize in the International Choral Writing Competition named after A.D Kastalsky – Moscow (2018).

    In Israel her works are broadcast on the Israel Radio Voice of Music program and were performed at            various events, including: Voice of music young artist competition, Israeli Music Festival, Zimriya Festival (2018), Israel Festival (2017), Piano Festival (2015), a series of Excellence – the future generation, Eden-Tamir Music Center, Ein Kerem, and a series of Singing with the Sinfonietta, Performing Arts Center, Be’er Sheva (2014).

    Bracha Bdil is a member of the Israel Composers’ League and her works are published by the Israel Music Institute. Bracha has been a lecturer at the Levinsky College of Music Education, the Jerusalem College and at the Ron Shulamit Conservatory where she still functions as a member of management.

    Starting from season 2018-9 Bracha is the artistic director and chief conductor of the women’s “Zmora” orchestra in Jerusalem.

    AICF Articles about Bracha Bdil

    | Artist News
    My Father’s Death – Lamentation for Soprano & Piano Composer: Bracha Bdil Words by: Pnina Avni Translation: Rachel Baddiel Translation editor: Yael Levin Soprano: Mina Gligorć Piano: Vanja Šćepanović Sound production: Marko Perić 2021 “Portraits an…

    | Artist News
    Composer Bracha Bdil received the first prize at the newly established Wolf Durmashkin Composition Prize. The prize was created in memory of the composer Wolf Durmashkin, who became a victim of the National Socialists in 1944. The task of the competiti…

    | Artist News
    Bracha Bdil’s work “Yizkerem” was performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia, by the Festino choir, conducted by Alexandra Makroba. The composition is for an A-cappella Choir and deals with the tragedy of the Holocaust for the Jewish nation. This compositio…