New Music at Carnegie Hall: Carnegie Hall Commissions
About The Composers

Matti Kovler

Matti Kovler
Carnegie Hall Commissions

Russian-born Israeli composer Matti Kovler has written music performed by Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Metropole Orchestra (Netherlands), and Fox Studio’s Symphony Orchestra, among others. His works often bring elements from the Jewish tradition in a contemporary context. The Escape of Jonah oratorio is a parody on the biblical story of the prophet Jonah. Cokboy for orchestra and narrator similarly tells the story of a displaced Jew—this time in America—in search for his cultural identity. Matti’s awards include fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival, as well as the Theodore Presser Award. He is a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship for study in the US.

Bio current as of February 2010