Uri Netanel

National Committee: 
NC Member

Uri Netanel is a composer and a ‘cellist and is active as a musician in Israel and abroad.

Uri Netanel was born in Jerusalem and lives near Tel Aviv, Israel. Uri studied music at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem and at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, graduating with a Master’s degree. Among his teachers were prof. Zvi Avni, prof. Yitzhak Sadai, prof. Leon Schidlovsky (composition) and prof. Shmuel Magen (‘cello). In his catalog of works are songs, chamber music, orchestral and choral music.

Participated for 2 years in the “Speaking Arts” conferences in Jerusalem, hosted by the Jerusalem Foundation and the Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Center until 2012 and which promoted the Arab-Jewish dialogue in the performing arts.

His works were performed since 1981 in various places in Israel, among them the Felicia Blumenthal Music Center in Tel Aviv (2016), the Jerusalem Music Center (2015) and Kibbutz Sde Boker (the Sounds in the Desert Festival, in 2015 and 2017). Performances abroad included "Osmose Intermezzo" in Brusselles, Belgium (2019) and “New Music on the Bayou” in Louisiana, U.S.A (2017).

Participated in the “Liberty-Otherness-Responsibility” project of the Modalius Ensemble with his work “An African Story” (performed in BeerSheba, Israel, 2016 and recorded in 2018).

Participated in the 5th World Art Games festival in Belgrade, Serbia, 2019, in which he performed in a concert with Orly Netanel and presented two of his compositions and received a golden medal for his musical activity in the festival.

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