Dr. Osnat Netzer, composition and theory
Dr. Osnat Netzer is a composer, songwriter, pianist and educator.
A native of Haifa, Israel, Netzer studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Mannes College of Music and New England Conservatory. During her time at NEC, she received a grant from the Beebe Foundation that funded both studies in experimental theater at Universität der Künste in Berlin and the completion of her opera, The Wondrous Woman Within, which was described as “riotously funny” in The New York Times when its first scene was performed at New York City Opera’s VOX festival in 2012 and “challenging and fascinating” by critic Amir Kidron when it received its premiere in a sold out run at Tel Aviv’s Cameri Theatre in 2015.
Her compositions have been performed in Israel, France, Germany, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and the United States, published by Edition Peters and earthsongs, and recorded on Bridge Records. Recent and upcoming works have been commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Patchwork, and the Radcliffe Choral Society.
Netzer also serves on the faculty of Harvard University, where she has taught composition, theory and musicianship since 2013.