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Bracha Bdil – Biography

Bracha Bdil, composer, conductor and pianist, born in 1988, has a B.ed in Music Education from Levinsky College and a Master's degree in Music Education and Composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, led by Professor Andre Hajdu o.b.m. and Professor Haim Permont.


Bracha studied classical voice training with Hadassah Ben-Haim, classical piano with Dina Orlov and Dr. Irena Berkowitz, jazz with Marina Lewinsky, and piano chamber music with Professor Alexander Tamir. Bracha studied conducting with Elli Jaffe and Evgeny Tzirlin.

Bracha's music has been recognized internationally, winning first prizes in the International Symphony Orchestra Composition Contest named after Michal Kleofas Oginski, Molodechno, Belarus; the “Electo Silva” International Choir Festival, Santiago de Cuba, the VIII International Piano and Composition Competition, ULJUS, Smederevo, Serbia (2021); the Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award, Germany (2018) and the Yardena Alotin Composition Competition, Bar-Ilan University, Israel (2016).

For her Symphonic Poem "Genesis" Bracha was awarded the 2020 ACUM Award. With her composition "Yizkerem", for A-cappella choir, she has been chosen as one of the composers in presenting Israel at the Asian Composers League Festival, Taiwan (2018). The same composition won a prize in the International Choral Writing Competition named after A.D Kastalsky – Moscow (2018). 

For her Symphonic Poem "Genesis" Bracha was awarded the ACUM Award, Israel (2019-20). Her Variations for solo piano won the Renee B. Fisher Composer Awards 2022-3, New Haven, Connecticut. Her electronic work UrbaNature won the Lala Awards competition held by Pleroma Records, Poland (2020). With her composition Yizkerem, for a-cappella choir, she was chosen as one of the composers in representing Israel at the Asian Composers League Festival, Taiwan (2018). That same year, Yizkerem was also awarded a prize in the International Choral Writing Competition named after A.D Kastalsky – Moscow (2018). 

Bracha's repertoire spans many mediums including orchestral music, chamber, vocal and electronic music, as well as music for dance and theater. Her musical compositions and edited works have been performed around the world, including: 

 The International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the frame of "Rossi Fest", Belgrade-Serbia 2021,2019; BEAST FEaST, University of Bermingham, England; Concept:Collaboration Recordings, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane-Australia (2020); Meridian International Festival (ISCM), Bucharest-Romania; EAI-Woman Composers Around the World Recital, Garner-North Carolina; Spiral Staircase Duo Recital, Texas Wesleyan University &  Southwestern Oklahoma State University; RDU SAI, Smithfield-North Carolina (2019); "Festival Ecos Urbanos", México; "Festival DME", Lisbon-Portugal; WOCMAT, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; ACL-Asian Composers League Conference and Festival, Taipei-Taiwan; SiMN–Simpósio Internacional de Música Nova-Universidade Estadual do Paraná, Brazil; "China International Choir Festival", Beijing, "International Youth Art Festival", Tianjing, "Belt and Road World Choir Festival", Hong Kong; "International Jewish-German Festival", Bavaria; "mid-residency recital", California; "6:30" Concert Series-UWGB MUSIC, University of Wisconsin (2018); "Bezanson Recital Hallon", University of Massachusetts; Concert sponsored by the "Russian Musical Union", Saint-Petersburg; "The Schnittke Festival", Seratov-Russia; "UNK New Music Festival", University of Nebraska; "Société de Concerts de Montréal", Canada (2017); "Australian Percussion Gathering", Griffith University, Queensland Conservatorium, Melbourne-Australia; "One Minute Project", Athens-Greece (2016).

In Israel her works are broadcast on the Israel Radio Voice of Music program and were performed at various events, including: TARF-Tel Aviv International Recorder Festival (2020), Voice of music young artist competition, Israeli Music Festival, Zimriya Festival (2018), Israel Festival (2017), Piano Festival (2015), Concert Series of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (2019), "Excellence-The Future Generation" Series, Eden-Tamir Music Center, Ein Kerem (2014-2019), "Singing with the Sinfonietta" Series, the Be'er Sheva Symphony Orchestra (2014), and more. 

Bracha Bdil is a member of the Israel Composers' League and her works are published by the Israel Music Institute. Bracha has been a lecturer for the faculty of music at the Levinsky College of Music Education, the Jerusalem College, and at the Ron Shulamit Conservatory, she has also worked as a pianist in dance classes at the Wingate College and in theater performances. Beginning in the fall of 2018, Bracha became the artistic director and chief conductor of the Zmora Women's Orchestra in Jerusalem.

Starting from season 2018-9 Bracha is the artistic director and chief conductor of the Zmora Women's Orchestra in Jerusalem.