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Nurit Jugend


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Dr Nurit Jugend is a composer, music lecturer, and private tutor currently residing in California. She gives music appreciation classes at seminars, conferences, special events, and teaches regularly at the Stanford Continuing Education Program at Stanford University.

Her works are played by leading performers and conductors such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Zubin Mehta, St. Lawrence String Quartet at Stanford University, Calarts Contemporary Ensemble, Slovenian Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Sean Edwards (Croatia) and the EurOrchestra under Maestro Franseco Lentini (Italy). Jugend is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, namely the Arturo Toscanini Foundation Competition, Klon prize, Liebersohn award, Acum award, 2003-04 Giles Whiting Fellowship from the Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and 2007 Summer Composers Residency at Banff Centre (Canada).

Jugend is the filmmaker, director and producer of the documentary film They Played For Their Lives which speaks about the power of music to save lives, hope and human resilience.

Biography taken from composer’s website.

Above & Beyond | 2003 | 13 mins

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

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