Czernowin, Chaya (Composition)

Born in 1957 in Haifa. Chaya Czernowin is a composer of  operas, orchestral and chamber works which have been played worldwide. She was composer in residence in Salzburger Festspiele and Lucerne Festival. She is Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music at Harvard University and was a Professor for Composition at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the University of California San Diego.

Czernowin works imaginatively and analytically with metaphors as a means of reaching a sound world which is unfamiliar and is never taken for granted attempting to give a voice to what is internally hidden from one’s view. Main pieces: the opera Pnima, the orchestral piece Maim, HIDDEN for quartet and electronics and the opera Infinite Now.


Czernowin’s work was awarded the Composer’s Prize of The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Guggenheim Fellowship, Fromm Music Foundation and Kranichsteiner Music Prize at Darmstadt Sumer Course, among others. Her work is published by Schott Music and she is a member of the Academy of Arts Berlin.

Chaya Czernowin, Photo: Zvia Fridman
Website Chaya Czernowin

Born in 1957 in Haifa. Chaya Czernowin is a composer of  operas, orchestral and chamber works which have been played worldwide. She was composer in residence in Salzburger Festspiele and Lucerne Festival. She is Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music at Harvard University and was a Professor for Composition at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the University of California San Diego.

Czernowin works imaginatively and analytically with metaphors as a means of reaching a sound world which is unfamiliar and is never taken for granted attempting to give a voice to what is internally hidden from one’s view. Main pieces: the opera Pnima, the orchestral piece Maim, HIDDEN for quartet and electronics and the opera Infinite Now.

Chaya Czernowin, Photo: Zvia Fridman
Website Chaya Czernowin