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Qualifications:
Orchestra  Conductor, Composer and Arranger    
Extensive conducting experience at professional level    
Exceptional piano-keyboard performance skills    
Jewish Music performance and accompanying    
Choral conducting and arranging    
Knowledge in a wide range of musical styles and genres    
Music Transcription, Engraving and Scoring    
Excellent rapport with fellow musicians, board members and public    

Education:
Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy    
Spring 1979: Conducting Master Class with Franco Ferrara
Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, Lennox, MA    
Summer 1979: Conducting Master Classes with Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa
and  Gunther Schuller    
Guildhall School of Music and Drama,  London, England    
1977 - 1978: Advanced conducting course with Vilem Tausky
Mainz University, Germany    
1976-1977: Conducting Master Class with Sergiu Celibidache
Salzburg Mozarteum, Salzburg, Germany    
Summer of 1975, 1977: Conducting Master Class with Otmar Suitner
Vienna     Academy of Music,     Vienna, Austria    
1975 - 1976, Conducting Master Class with Karl Oesterreicher
Vienna Conservatorium, Vienna, Austria
Summer of 1975, 1976: Conducting Master Class with Witold Rowicki
Private Studies with Noam Sherif, Tel Aviv, Israel    
1973 - 1975: Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Israel    
1969 - 1971:  B.Mus, Music Theory, Composition and Conducting    
Studies  with Itzhak Sadai, Haim Alexander, Daliah Cohen, Mendi Rodan
Jerusalem High School of Music, Jerusalem, Israel    
1966   - 1969


Professional Experience:
Orchestra  Conductor    
Guest Conductor with many Symphony and Chamber orchestras:    
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London    
Berkshire Music Center Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood    
Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna    
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich    
BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels    
BBC Northern Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester    
Ciprian Porumbescu Symphony Orchestra, Bucharest    
Guidhall School of Music& Drama Symphony & Chamber Orchestras, London    
Gdansk Symphony Orchestra, Poland    
Haifa Symphony Orchestra    
Holon Chamber Orchestra, Israel    
Herzliya Chamber Orchestra, Israel    
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra    
Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tel Aviv    
Israel Sinfonietta, Beer Sheva    
Israel Army Chamber Orchestra    
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra    
Jerusalem Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra    
Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, Israel    
London Brass    
Mozarteum Summer Academy Orchestra, Salzburg    
Matan Youth Symphony & String Orchestras    
Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra, Israel    
San Carlo Opera Symphony Orchestra , Naples)    
Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rome    
Swiss Touring Opera-Operetta Company to 5 European countries with Giuseppe di Stefano,Basel    
Vienna Music Hochschule Symphony Orchestra    
Music Perfomances and Accompanying    
Jewish Contemporary Classical, Contemporary Folk/Rock and Cantorial    
Klezmer    
Popular Jewish,Yiddish and Israeli    
Jewish Choral Music    
Jewish Children’s Music    
Pop Music of the 50s, 60s, & 70s    
Classical Piano    
Opera    

Choral Conductor
"Beit  Yakov" Men's Choir, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000 - 200    
"Tziv'os Hashem" Children's choir, Jerusalem, Israel, 1988  - 2005    

Composer and Arranger
Compose and produce original music for Symphony and Chamber Orchestras; solo Piano, video, film, CDs    
Arrange music for Jazz, Ethnic and Klezmer bands    
Music Transcription, Engraving, Scoring, Arrangement, Piano Accompaniment Using Finale (2003)    
Transcription from recordings    
Transcription from hand-written music    
Original Piano Accompaniments    
Choral Arrangements    
Orchestral Arrangements


Recording Producer:
Implement and oversee recording of music from conception to mastering.    
Recording Session: create musical arrangements, produce writing materials for sessions (charts, music notation), booking and directing recording sessions,conducting and rehearsing musicians.    
Teaching Experience:
Graduate lecturer at “Kinor David” College of Music, Ateret, Israel, (1998 - 2005)    
Teaching responsibilities include all levels of Music Theory, Composition, Orchestration, Counterpoint, Instrumental Conducting, Chamber Orchestra.    
Lecturer in Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute. Teaching Music Theory and Coaching (2002 –2003)    
Graduate lecturer at “Dvir” Music and Art College, Jerusalem, Israel (1995 – 1998).    
Responsibilities as noted above.    
Teaching Fellow at Music Academy High School, Jerusalem, Israel (1993 –1995).    
Instructed students in piano and music theory, harmony, composition, ear training.    
Private students in conducting, composition, orchestration, theory and piano (1971 – present)    
Awards:    
First prize in  the Rupert-BBC International Young Conductor’s Competition, London, (1980)    
Winner of the “Koussevitsky Memorial Fellowship”, Tanglewood, (1979)    
Ricordi  Conducting Prize at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, (1978)    
Publishers:   Ron Shulamit Conservatory, Jerusalem, Israel    
Memberships:  Member of the Israel Association of Composers and Authors - ACUM    
Languages:   English, Hebrew, Russian, German    
Instruments:   Piano,  Violin    

For References:
Prof. Andre Hajdu, composer (Israel Prize 1997), Professor Emeritus,    
Department Of Musicology, Bar Ilan University,    
Tel Aviv, Israel.    
Home address: 14 Aviad St, Jerusalem, Israel    
Phone: (972-2) 678-7769    
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Prof. Dalia Cohen, Professor Emeritus,    
Department of Musicology, Hebrew University,    
Jerusalem, Israel    
Home address: 13 Rashba St., Jerusalem, Israel    
Phone: (972-2) 563-3952    
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Recommendation Letters:
Leonard Bernstein, Witold Rowicki, Franco Ferrara, Noam Sheriff,    
Andre Hajdu, Dalia Cohen    

Vitae:
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Israel Edelson started his music studies at the age of 5. At 15 he immigrated to Israel.    
After graduating the Rubin Music Academy, having studied conducting and composition,    
he went on to Europe to continue his training as a conductor under such figures as Sergiu
Celibidache and Franco Ferrara.    
At the Tanglewood summer school, USA, Leonard Bernstein selected him as his student after which he was invited by the Maestro to serve as his assistant in concerts all over the world.    
He took first prize at the BBC-Rupert International Young Conductors' Competition in London, following which he was invited to conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, and other orchestras in Great Britain and Europe. He conducts all major Israeli orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem and in recent years has been involved in Jewish music, both as an arranger and composer.