Biography

Dr. Hana Ajiashvili

Hana Ajiashvili

Hana Ajiashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and received a Master Diploma in piano and composition from the Music Sergiashvili Academy in 1995.
In 1996 she continued her composition studies with the composer Vladimir Tarnopolsky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and worked with the Studio for New Music and also with the Young Composers’ Committee of the Moscow Composers Union. Her works have been performed in festivals such as Moscow Autumn and Alternativa, and in concerts in Germany.
In 2001 she immigrated to Israel and continued her activities as a composer and director at the Or Yehuda Conservatory.
In 2007 she completed her doctorate at Bar-Ilan University, under the supervision of Gideon Lewensohn and Betty Olivero.
Among her prizes are First Prize at the Israel Contemporary Players’ Young Israeli Composer’s Competition 2004,in 2007 her music for the film Miracle received awards in Poland, Belgium and China, in 2008 she received the Prime Minister’s Award for Composers, in 2011 won commission from Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation for the new piece “Zoominout” for the ensemble “The Israel Contemporary Players”.
Her works are frequently performed in concerts and festival in Israel and abroad such as ACL festival, “Sound Roads” in Sankt-Peterburg”, “Dresden nights”, “Ha-teiva marathon” in Tel Aviv, festival SaxOpen in Strasburg and more concerts in London, Madrid, Amsterdam, New York and more.
Hana’s music is in repertoire of such well-known ensembles as Continuum (New York), Studio of New Music (Moscow), Meitar (Tel-Aviv), Ensemble XXI Century (Tel Aviv), Musica Nova (Tel-Aviv) and others…


Teaching Experience

2017 | Composer-teacher at CEME – Meitar Ensemble’s composition course for young composers ages 9-24 – April 2017

2016 | The Jerusalem Academy of Music, guest lecturer – January 2016

2016 | Cooperation with Lincoln Center – NY Philharmonic through the Very Young Composers (VYC) program, Israel – May 2016

2015 | The Jerusalem Academy of Music, guest lecturer for July 2015

2015 | The Julliard School, New York, guest lecturer

2002 – present | Or-Yehuda Conservatory, Israel Director, Composer, Teacher

2013 | Madrid Royal Conservatory, guest lecturer

2009 – 2010 | Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts, Israel


Other Positions and Activities

2016 May | Cooperation with Lincoln Center – NY Philharmonic through the VYC program, Israel

2013 – present | Founder and Director of Competition for Young Musicians “Or” at Or-Yehuda Conservatory, Israel

2013 – 2014 | Judge of young pianists at Piano Forever competition in Ashdod

2011 – present | Board Member, Israeli Composers League

2010 – present | Member of Music Department, Ministry of Culture, Israel

2000 | Founded the contemporary music ensemble, East-West

 


Awards

2017 | Wins ACUM Menachem Avidom Prize – 2016 year’s Achievement Award for the piece “Mere Air”

2011 | Won commission by Ernst von Siemens music foundation (Germany) for Israeli Contemporary Players

2008 | Prime Minister’s Award for Composition

2004 | 1st Prize, Young Israeli Composers Competition, Israel Contemporary Players

2003 | 1st Prize, Eighth Annual International Youth Music Forum, Kiev, Ukraine

2000 | 1st Prize, Contemporary works for oboe and ensemble, Master Class held by oboist Ernest Rombaut, Netherlands


Disks

2012 | The Israeli Contemporary players – Ajiashvili, Pelz, Zur- Pick, Yusupov, Yuhas. Conductors – Zsolt Nagy, Ilan Volkov. Voice – Anat Pick.

2010 | Ensemble Meitar – Premiere,IMI –  composers Adler, Leef, Ajiashvili, Paz. Conductor – Guy Feder

2003 | Music from Ein Kerem – composers Hana Ajiashvili and Karel Volniansky. Ensemble Musica Nova, conductors – Keinen Jons (Australia) and Lionty Wolf (Israel)