Noam Sheriff

Noam Sheriff (Hebrew: נועם שריף‎ * January 7, 1935 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli Composer.

Sheriff studied with Paul Ben-Haim in Tel-Aviv, Boris Blacher in Berlin und Igor Markevitch in Salzburg Composition and Conducting and at the university of Jerusalem Philosophy. From 1963 until 1989 he taught composition and conducting in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In 1990 he became Professor at the Rubin-Akademie in Tel Aviv, that he managed from 1998 until 2000. Besides this he was from 1973 until 1982 conductor of the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, he taught from 1983 until 1986 Instrumentation at the Musikhochschule Köln and he was from 1989 until 1995 musical director of the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon-LeZion. Since 2002 is he conductor of the Israel Chamber Orchestra.

Works
Festival Prelude, 1957
Heptaprism, Ballett, 1965
Israel-Suite, 1967
May Ko Mashma Lan..., essay for harp and string quartet, 1976
Essay for string orchestra, 1977
La Follia Variations, 1984
Mechaye Hamethim (Revival of the Dead), 1985
Sephardic passion, 1992
Scarlattiana, piano concerto, 1994
Psalms of Jerusalem, 1995
Wenn das Pendel der Liebe schwingt...", six songs after Paul Celan, 1996
Akeda, 1997