Shaul Bustan

    Shaul Bustan, 35, composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist has been honored to work with several influential orchestras and ensembles throughout Israel, Germany, Austria, Netherlands and the USA.

    His music has been performed in concerts internationally by ensembles including: the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (USA), the Tiroler Ensemble für Neue Musik – Innsbruck (Austria), Musica Nova Ensemble (Israel) and Meitar Ensemble (Israel).

    He performed with ensembles such as: The Israeli Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Kaprizma Ensemble, and with his collective on the premiere of his own opera to high acclaim. In 2007-2011 Shaul worked as the musical director and conductor of the Emek Hayarden Plectrum Ensemble. He founded and worked as the musical director of the Gonenim Music Center 2003-2011.

    Shaul received a Master’s degree in Composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Among his teachers were violinist Motti Smidt, composer Haim Permont, and conductor and composer Aharon Harlap.

    In 2011, Shaul moved to Berlin to focus on composition, develop his own projects and collaborate with artists in various fields. Since then, he is composing music for the Theater, developing a new project for children, playing with his Trio and honoured to compose for maestro Giora Feidman. Currently he is working as musical director and composer for the site specific theatre company Das letzte Kleinod and he is the conductor and musical director of “Hinterhof49” vocal ensemble, “Vocal Harmonies” choir and “Absolutely Unterhaltsam” choir in Berlin.

    He won the Chana Avni-Yaddor’s Composition Competition (2007-2008), the 2005/6 Deborah Grossman Award for Excellence in Music Education, with Das Letzte Kleinod the ‘Theaterpreis des Bundes 2015’ and ‘Hermann-Allmers-Preis’, and was awarded scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for his compositions and Mandolin playing (2002-2008).

    In 2017 he received a scholarship from the Berlin Senate. (in the JAZZ / composition section).

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    The Shaul Bustan Trio plays compositions by AICF alumnus Shaul Bustan (Oud), which are inspired by Israeli music, European sounds, and music from the desert. With Héloïse Lefebvre (violin) and Julia Biłat (cello).