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Critically acclaimed composer Anna Segal belongs to a new generation of classical composers. An unusual, versatile composer in various disciplines - Symphonic and Chamber music, solo concertos, Lieder with Orchestra, Choir works and Chansons - her compositions have been performed around the world.
Born in Ukraine, she began studying piano and composition at the age of five. After graduating from music school and college with degrees in piano and musicology, she began studying composition at The Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine. After immigrating to Israel, she studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, graduating with a Master’s of Art degree in Composition under Professor Ami Maayani.
Ms. Segal is a member of ACUM and The Israel Composers’ League (ICL) and is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship.
Her works are regularly performed by many orchestras, ensembles and soloists including Berliner Symphoniker (conducted by Maestro Lior Shambadal at The Berlin Philharmonie). London Mozart Players Orchestra, Ukraine National Philharmonic Orchestra, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Daego Chamber Orchestra (Korea), Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kamerata Kieve Orchestra, Ensemble Mendelssohn (Belgium), Czernowitz Philharmonic Orchestra, Velvet Brown (United States), Rachel Talitman (Belgium), Wolfgang Weigel (Germany), Jean-Marc Fessard (France). Uwe Komischke (Germany), Ramon Jaffe (Germany), The Israel Stage Orchestra and Baskent Chamber Orchestra (Turkey).
Other highlights include her chamber piece Overtones of the Night, which was performed and awarded first prize at the Modern Music Festival in Korea and the 2009 film Cabaret Macbeth (Dir. Dani Ehrlich) for which she wrote the original score for - a score that was performed as part of the Experimental Art festival in Tel-Aviv and at Felicja Blumental Music Center in 2011. She wrote the original score for the award-winning movie Night Shift (Dir. Slava Lesov) and original music for the Cantango Berlin Ensemble, a series of specially developed Family Concerts that were performed in a plethora of countries.