Chaya Czernowin

born on 7/12/1957 in Haifa, Israel

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Chaya Czernowin

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Chaya Czernowin (Hebrew: ', Hebrew pronunciation: [aja tnobin]; born December 7, 1957, Haifa, Israel) is an Israeli composer,[1] and Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music at Harvard University.[2][3]

She is the lead composer at the Schloß Solitude Sommerakademie,[4] a biannual international academy of composers and resident musicians at the landmark Schloß Solitude, in Stuttgart, Germany.[5] She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.[6]

Education and early career

Czernowin studied at the Rubin Academy of music at Tel-Aviv University, Bard College, and received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 1993. At UCSD, she studied with Brian Ferneyhough and Roger Reynolds.

Czernowin spent several years after her formal studies on residencies and fellowships in Japan, Europe, and the United States.[7] She was awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Composers' Prize in 2003.

From 1997-2006, she was professor of composition at UCSD, and between 2006-2009 she was professor of composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

Musical works

Early works

  • Dam Sheom Hachol


  • "opera without words," PNIMA...ins innere. (2000), premiered at the Munich Biennale
  • A companion to Mozart's fragment, Adama/Zäide (2006)[8]

Recent works

  • Winter Songs, Maim Zarim, Main Gnuvim


  1. Chaya Czernowin - Profile. Schott Music (1957-12-07). Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  2. Chaya Czernowin. (2011-06-06). Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  3. Czernowin, Chaya – Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music | Harvard University – Office of Faculty Development & Diversity. (2010-03-09). Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  4. Akademie Schloss Solitude. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  5. Akademie Schloss Solitude. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  6. Chaya Czernowin – John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
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  8. Max Nyffeler. Gespräch mit Chaya Czernowin über "Adama". Retrieved on 2013-08-12.


  • Gur, Golan. Czernowin, Chaya. In: Bayerisches Musiker-Lexikon Online..
  • Seter, Ronit: Czernowin, Chaya. In: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. vol. 6, 2nd. ed. Stanley Sadie, London 2001, pp. 823f.

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