Ofer Pelz

  • Haifa (Israel), 1978
  • Composer • Performer (piano)

Ofer Pelz is a composer, pianist and improviser of music for diverse combinations of instruments and electroacoustic media. He is the co-founder of Whim Ensemble together with Preston Beebe. He has studied composition, music theory, and music technology at Jerusalem, Paris, and Montréal. The work of Ofer Pelz has been recognized by the reception of many international prizes including two ACUM awards and the Ernst Von Siemens Grant. Meitar Ensemble, Cairn Ensemble, Ardeo String Quartet, The Israel Contemporary Players, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Neue Vocalsolisten, Quasar quartet and Architek Percussion are among the ensembles that played Pelz’s music. His music is played regularly in Europe, USA, Canada and Israel at La Biennale di Venezia and Manifeste IRCAM/Pompidou among others.