Uri Netanel is a composer and a ‘cellist and is active as a musician in Israel and abroad.

Uri Netanel was born in Jerusalem and lives near Tel Aviv, Israel. Uri studied music at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem and at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, graduating with a Master’s degree. Among his teachers were prof. Zvi Avni, prof. Yitzhak Sadai, prof. Leon Schidlovsky (composition) and prof. Shmuel Magen (‘cello). In his catalog of works are songs, chamber music, orchestral and choral music.

Received scholarships by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Participated in the “Speaking Arts” conferences in Jerusalem, which were hosted by the Jerusalem Foundation and the Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Center until 2012 and promoted the Arab-Jewish dialogue in the performing arts.

Two Love songs to lyrics by his grandfather, Gedalyah Marmur, performed by Ayelet Cohen, soprano and the Carmel string quartet, were broadcast in Kol ha Musica, Israel’s classical radio station. His works were performed since 1981 in various places in Israel, among them the Felicia Blumenthal Music Center in Tel Aviv (2016), the Jerusalem Music Center (2015) and Kibbutz Sde Boker (the Sounds in the Desert Festival, in which his Trio for flute, viola and ‘cello “Homage to Arnold Schönberg” was recorded by the acclaimed Meitar Ensemble, 2015, and in which his “Psalm 106” was sung in Hebrew and Arabic by Katerina Ray-Chepelev, Marina Gurevich and Leonid Axelrud, accompanied by the Spectrum string quartet, 2017).

Participated in the “Liberty-Otherness-Responsibility” project of the Modalius Ensemble with his work “An African Story” (performed in BeerSheba, Israel, 2016 and recorded in 2018).

Participated in the “New Music on the Bayou” festival in Louisiana, U.S.A, 2017, with his work “Nouri” for flute, guitar and ‘cello and in the 5th World Art Games festival in Belgrade, Serbia, 2019, in which he performed in a concert with Orly Netanel and presented two of his compositions and received a golden medal for his musical activity in the festival.


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