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Amit Gilutz

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Currently studying at Cornell University with Steven Stucky and Kevin Ernste, as well as Fabien Lévy (Columbia), Amit Gilutz (b.1983) is a graduate of the Israel Arts and Sciences Academy and the Rubin Music Academy in Jerusalem. Among his principal teachers there were Andre Hajdu, Yinam Leef and Mark Kopytman.
His music has been performed by ensembles and orchestras among which are the Argento Ensemble, Talea, Sqwonk, Ossia Chamber Players, the iO Quartet, the Momenta Quartet, Ensemble Reconcil, Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, Meitar Ensemble, the Israeli Chamber Project, Ensemble Adapter, the Cornell Wind Ensemble, the Cornell Festival Chamber Orchestra, Soloists Sivan Magen, Jazz trumpet player Avishai Cohen, and many others.
Among the prizes and scholarships Amit has won are the Israeli-American Culture Fund scholarships for composition (1999-2008), first prize of the 2003 Mediterranean Music Center Composition Competition (Greece), prize for outstanding achievement from the director of the Jerusalem Music Academy, first prize for the Chana Idor Avni Composition Competition, Klon Scholarship for young composers, the 2007 ACUM award for his "White Darkness", the Prix Nadia Boulanger of the 2010 Ecoles D'Art Americaines de Fontainebleau, and the 2011 NewEar composition competition for student category for his song cycle "The Cat Saved My Life".
Amit participated in Master Classes and summer programs working with such leading composers as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Brian Ferneyhough, Chaya Czernowin, Doina Rotaru , Michael Jarell, Boguslaw Schaffer, Fabian Panisello and Allain Gaussin.