Biography

 

 

                                                                      

 

Amit Arieli was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and spent his early years between there and Florence, Italy . He began studying clarinet at the age of six and continued on to a Bachlor of Music degree from the Florence Academy of Music.
After graduating from medical school he decided to return to his true passion of music. Amit has won many awards and competitions during his career to include First Prize from the American-Israeli Foundation (Israel), Best Original Composition from the International Klezmer Festival (Germany), a grant from the European Association for Jewish Culture (UK), plus multiple first prize awards at national and international competitions.
Amit generally performs solo concerts throughout Europe and Israel and the US though he has also played with the Jackonville Symphony Orchestra ,  the Arena Orchestra (Italy), the Classica-Israel Orchestra .
Amit has composed and arranged for many national television and radio programs and for show and movie soundtracks.


Amit collaborates with many great interpreters, including Antonella Ruggiero, Avi Avital, Yair Dalal, Miriam Toukan, Roberto Abbado and the Jerusalem Quartet. Since 1998 he has toured in duo with his brother, Omer.
Arieliís discography has begun in 2001 with a CD for the Italian label Ethnoworld including classical music and klezmer. Together with some of the greatest clarinetist in the world, he recorded the new complete Weber edition produced by Taurus Classics.
In 2005 Ethnoworld released Arieli's first composition New Old Klezmer.
Critics and public alike have come to recognise Arieliís interpretations as communicating a deep emotion, he created contemporary Jewish music that combined the joyous and mystical Yiddish tradition.

Amit also writes and lectures on Jewish music and klezmer.

 

 

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