Ella Milch-Sheriff has signed a new agreement that will see her future works published by Edition Peters, joining past works such as her opera Banalitäten der Liebe and her fantasy for flute and orchestra, Noam.
Born in Haifa, Israel, Milch-Sheriff studied composition with Professor Tzvi Avni at the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University. Her experience as a singer combined with her linguistic expertise, sensitivity and innate understanding of the human voice led her to specialize in composing opera, chamber music, orchestral works and vocal music.
Her opera Baruchs Schweigen, based on the true story of the composer and her family, was commissioned by the Staatstheater Braunschweig and premiered in February 2010. Her first piano concerto premiered in October 2008 with the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva and in May 2010 with the pianist Michal Tal and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra conducted by Noam Sheriff.
Ist der Himmel leer, a work for speaker, mezzo-soprano & orchestra, based on the diary written by Ella's father in World War II, achieved great success at its premiere in Berlin in 2003. The work has been translated into numerous languages and performed multiple times in Europe and the USA.
In 2005, Ella Milch-Sheriff was awarded the prestigious Israeli Prime Minister Prize for her compositional work and in the same year she received the Rosenblum Prize.