Omri Abram

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Omri Abram is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music currently based in Haifa, Israel/PalestineConstantly curious, Omri sets out in his compositions to examine perception, ambiguity and the experiences and meanings of music, all the while putting the sonic material front and center.

Past performances of his music include performances on many stages in Israel, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary and the USA by ensembles such as Neue Vocalisolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Riot Ensemble, Meitar Ensemble, the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble in New York, Ensemble Proton Bern, the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet, Ensemble Lemniscate, Duo Alto and others. Festivals and concert series in which his works have been and will be performed include HCMF, Impuls, Archipel, Zeitraüme Basel, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemässer Musik, Tzlil Meudcan, Crossroads Salzburg, Jerusalem International Chamber Music, CEME, Composit, Nachtstrom and Attacca. 

Omri is currently a PhD candidate at the Basel Music Academy and the Institut für Musikinformatik und Musikwissenschaft, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, where his thesis will focus on live-electronics as a means for enhanced listening and audience engagement. Born in 1986 in Jerusalem, Omri's formal education includes a double Bachelor’s degree at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in composition and piano; hholds both a Master’s degree and a Specialized Master's degree in composition, with distinction, from the Music Academy of Basel, Switzerland (class of Erik Oña)as well as a Master’s degree in musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has had the privilege to undertake further studies with a variety of world-renown composers, benefitting from the knowledge and artistry of Amnon Wolman, Chaya Czernowin, Salvatore Sciarrino, Rebecca Saunders, Pierluigi Billone, Clara Iannotta, Peter Eötvös, Beat Furrer, and Georges Aphergis, amongst others. 

He is a graduate of Meitar Ensemble’s “Tedarim” internship program for outstanding young musicians in contemporary music; has received grants from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for the years 2010–2016; and was a recipient of the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity for the years 2015–2017. 

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

String Quartet


Silver Current for string quartet (2022)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Time passes Time for 14 instruments (2021)
Fable for 12 instruments (2017)

Vocal Ensemble


Speechless for 6-voice ensemble (2019)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Silver Current for string quartet (2022)
Lavan for Cello and Accordeon (2019)
Many Spaces for Bass Flute and Acoustic Guitar (2017)

Woodwind Quintet


Zohar (Irridescence) (version with trombone) for Wind Quintet (2019)
Zohar (Irridescence) for Wind Quintet (2018)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Zohar (Irridescence) (version with trombone) for Wind Quintet (2019)
As we were here now for six instruments (2018)
Zohar (Irridescence) for Wind Quintet (2018)
As we were here now for six instruments (2018)
Fable for 12 instruments (2017)
Lavan for Cello and Accordeon (2019)
Many Spaces for Bass Flute and Acoustic Guitar (2017)
Silver Current for string quartet (2022)
Speechless for 6-voice ensemble (2019)
Time passes Time for 14 instruments (2021)
Zohar (Irridescence) for Wind Quintet (2018)
Zohar (Irridescence) (version with trombone) for Wind Quintet (2019)