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B i o g r a p h y

Ido Romano (b. 1987) is a composer from Jerusalem, Israel. He holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

His contemporary musical language expresses original and profound influences of western classical music, electronic, jazz, folk traditions and Turkish classical music, in which he specializes and performs.

In 2018 he was chosen to participate in the 2018-2019 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme - an exclusive program working with and composing for the London Symphony Orchestra.

His notable works include a microtonal chamber piece, “Kinesis” (2018), commissioned by MIkroEnsemble (Finland) as part of the October Oulu new music festival and “Elevations” (2017) for chamber orchestra, commissioned by the Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, described as “Romano’s orchestration is vivid, bristling with shimmering, dissonant screens of sound… A celebration of exuberance and orchestral colour…” (Pamela Hickman, 2017). 

In 2016 and 2015 he won 1st place and 2nd place (respectively) in the Mark Kopytman composition contest, both performed by Meitar Ensemble (1st place for: “Detour”  and 2nd place for: “Glance Upon A Time”).

Additional compositions and arrangements have been performed at various places and venues across Europe and Israel: Ceme 2019 festival, the “Jerusalem Light Festival”, the “Israel Music Center”, "Oulu Music Center" (Finland), Liszt Academy (Budapest), Tel Aviv museum, Israel Conservatory of Music, Be'er-Sheva performing arts center and others.   

His past teachers include Prof. Yinam Leef, Prof. Ari Ben- Shabetai, Prof. Gyula Fekete, Dr. Boaz Ben- Moshe and Dr. Amit Weiner. Ido Romano was awarded the Academy President Prize for the 2015-2016 academic year for his Bachelors degree (with honors).

Ido Romano is a recognised member of the Israel Composers' League.

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