Omer Barash

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Omer Barash (b. 1995, Israel) is a composer currently pursuing his master’s degree at McGill University with Philippe Leroux, as well as serving as President of the McGill Association of Student Composers. His main compositional interests include the exploration of energetic and instrumental gestures and working with listeners’ real-time
prediction of musical materials’ unfolding. 

Artistic engagements include collaborations with, and commissions from the McGill Symphony Orchestra and the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, Paramirabo (Canada), Meitar (Israel), and Trio Arbós (Spain), among others. Collaborations with conductors such as Pascal Gallois, Christian Lindberg, and Guy Braunstein have taken place as well.

Omer is the recipient of several prizes and awards, including the Svoboda Memorial Prize 
from McGill University (2020), the 1st prize of the Klon Award for emerging composers from the Israeli Composers League (2019), and merit grants from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation(2018-2021).

Before coming to McGill, Omer attended the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where 
he obtained his bachelor’s and first master’s degrees in Composition under the guidance of Karel Volniansky, Yinam Leef, and Ari Ben-Shabetai, and was composer in residence of the Tedarim programme of new music.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Two Nothings for piano solo (2020)
Jeux Jérusalemiens - (2019)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


A Very Narrow Bridge - (2019)
Scattergories - (2018)
Schizoprism II for flute in C/piccolo, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2018)

Pierrot Ensemble (fl, cl, vln, vlc, piano)


Schizoprism II for flute in C/piccolo, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2018)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Schizoprism for cello and piano (2017)

Symphony Orchestra


Night Dew "Resisei Laila" (2017)
A Very Narrow Bridge - (2019)
Jeux Jérusalemiens - (2019)
Night Dew "Resisei Laila" (2017)
Scattergories - (2018)
Schizoprism for cello and piano (2017)
Schizoprism II for flute in C/piccolo, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2018)
Two Nothings for piano solo (2020)