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Shahar Regev, born in 1992 in Israel, is an interdisciplinary Composer. Her compositions range from solo, small, and large chamber ensembles to orchestral, choral music, arrangements, and music for theater. Regev is passionate about the encounter of ensembles with audiences through live performances. Her writing is often based on horizontal and melodic lines while forming a direct, expressive, and accessible contemporary voice. Many of her works focus on social subjects such as violence against women, indifference, and environmental changes.
Regev received the honorable Acum 2022 award in memory of Mark Kopytman for her piece "Black Bird" for Symphony Orchestra and Mezzo-Soprano. She is a recipient of the Felix Salzer Techniques of Music Award (2021), The Jerusalem Institute of Contemporary Music Grant, The Hebrew Free Loan Society Scholarship, and the Academic Excellence Award of the IAF Foundation. She was a finalist in the ASCAP composition competition (2022), the Manhattan Prize for String Quartet (2022), and the Mark Kopytman Composition competition (2018).
Her works were performed by ensembles and orchestras at concerts and festivals in Israel and overseas. Artistic engagements include commissions and collaborations with Symphonette Raanana Orchestra (Israel), Tzlilim Bamidbar Festival (Israel), Toscanini Quartet (Israel), Ensemble diX (Germany), The Moran Singers Ensemble (Israel), The Manhattan School of Music Lab Chorus (USA), Alambic duo (Italy), Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York (Bulgaria, USA), Mestizo Sax Quartet (Italy), MMS project - Mediterranean Miniature Sketches (Greece), The IPO for Kids (Israel), Finale Ensemble (Israel).
Besides her work as a composer, Regev regularly performs as a singer and cellist in Israeli folklore ensembles. She performed in important halls in Israel, such as the Tel Aviv Culture Center - Lowy Concert Hall, Jerusalem Theater, Bar Ilan University, Tmuna Theater in Tel Aviv, and the Czech Center - Bohemian National Hall in New York City. In addition, Regev teaches in several educational projects and works with music foundations.
Regev is currently a Doctoral of Musical Arts candidate at the Manhattan School of Music with the guidance of Susan Botti and Dr. J. Mark Stambaugh. Regev completed her master's degree in composition at Mannes School of Music, studying with Dr. Lowell Liebermann in New York City. She graduated from the Composition Department at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She was instructed by famous Israeli musicians - Professor Josef Bardanashvili, Professor Yinam Leef, and Professor Michael Klinghoffer.
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