Avner Dorman writes music of intricate craftsmanship and rigorous technique, expressed with a soulful and singular voice. A native of Israel now living in the United States, Dorman draws on a variety of cultural and historical influences in composing, resulting in music that affects an emotional impact while exploring new territories. His works utilize an exciting and complex rhythmic vocabulary, as well as unique timbres and colors in orchestral, chamber, and solo settings. The world’s finest orchestras, conductors, and soloists have performed Dorman’s music, and many of his compositions have become contemporary staples in the repertoire.
Dorman is an active conductor, and he was recently named music director of CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra. He holds degrees from Tel Aviv University and the Juilliard School, and his major teachers include Josef Bardanashvili and John Corligliano. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College.