Israel Sharon, Composer
As a young man Israel Sharon studied piano with Alexander Wolkow and composition with Abel Ehrlich. He later studied at the Music Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv, where he continued his composition studies with Leon Schidlowsky. Israel Sharon also studied in the Reiss University in Houston, Texas. Since 1992 he has been a leading member of the Israeli Kaprizma Ensemble. His works have been performed by leading international artists such as Pierre Strauch, Alain Damiens, Julius Berger, Sava Stoianov to name but few. His composition were presented concerts and festivals in many countries including Germany, Austria, Russia, South Korea, USA, Cyprus, Hungary and Israel. Israel Sharon is a faculty member of the Israel Arts and Science Academy and of the Buchman Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv. In 2002 he was awarded the Israeli Prime Minister Composition award.