(born 1952) is an Israeli composer. His works include three operas—among them “The Inn of Spirits” after Natan Alterman
’s play of the same name—as well as works for symphony orchestra, chamber groups and choirs. His works and arrangements have been performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
, the , the and the Baltimore Symphony
, among others. He has also written music for theatre productions at the Habima
theatres in Israel and for the Inbal
and Bat-Sheva dance companies.
Zorman studied composition with Prof. Leon Schidlowsky
and Prof. Tzvi Avni
. After graduating from the Tel Aviv Music Academy, he studied at New York University with George Pearl
and participated in composers’ seminars in Vermont (with Mario Davidovsky) and in Canada (with John Cage
). He returned to Israel in 1985.
Zorman was a member of the Board of Directors, and initiated a series of concerts dedicated to Israeli composers. He is also a member of different music committees in the Israel Ministry of Education. From 1990 to 1996 he was the head of the Music Department at the Levinsky Teachers’ College in Tel Aviv. He continues to teach at the College, and is currently head of the at the Einav Cultural Center in Tel Aviv.
His awards include the Prime minister’s prize for composers (2002), “the Sam Spiegel School” in Jerusalem for music for film, (2002) and the “Akum” prize for music (1993).