Shiri Riseman

    Grant Recipient

    Jerusalem, Israel


    Shiri Riseman is an Israeli composer, conductor and singer born in 1992. She is starting the fourth year studies of composition and conducting at the Jerusalem Music Academy.

    A student of the composer Josef Bardanashwilli and of the conductor Yuval Zoran.
    Shiri is a graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts where her main subject was jazz singing.  Next school she attended was “The Centre for Middle Eastern Classical Music” in Jerusalem where she specialized in Indian and Arabic music.

    Shiri’s compositions have been performed on several occasions in Israel: The Israeli Music Festival, the ContComp events in the Haifa Academy of Music, Hateiva hall etc.
    Among the ensembles with which she worked: Modalius and Meitar Ensembles.

    Shiri won the AICF excellence grant for composition studying for the years of 2018-2019. She had also received the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity by the Jerusalem Institute of contemporary music for the years 2017-2018.

    She also participated in the 2018’s CEME master class in Tel-Aviv with the composer Georg
    Friedrich Haas.

    “Bauchi”, her piece for voice and ensemble was produced by the Institute for Israeli Music on a CD performed by Modalius Ensemble.

    As a singer, she sang in several choirs: Li-Ron Ensemble, Moran Ensemble, the Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir and the Jerusalem Soloists Ensemble.  As an improviser, she performed in the Jerusalem Jazz Festival with other musicians and dancers.

    Shiri Founded and conducts the Musrara Choir in Jerusalem, for which she arranges the songs. She was a piano student of the late Madlen Aufhueser class and Hemda Raz 1999-2010.


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