"Music has the power to transcend language and touch the depths of our souls. With the composition for LEDI, I aim to create an emotional connection between the viewers and the survivors' stories, allowing the audience to experience the triumph of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable tragedy.” - Ella Milch-Sheriff
Ella Milch-Sheriff is one of Israel’s most performed composers in recent years. Born in Haifa, Israel, she began her career as a composer at the young age of 12, graduating in composition from the Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University.
Her work, “The Eternal Stranger” was commissioned by the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig to commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. It premiered in February 2020.
Ella was also commissioned by the Gewandhaus Leipzig to orchestrate Bach’s last fugue from “The Art of Fugue” which premiered at Bachfest 2019. Her last opera “The Banality of Love” commissioned in 2018, premiered in Regensburg Germany to great success.
Ella composes operas, chamber, orchestral and vocal music, as well as popular music and solo works. Her music is performed widely throughout Israel, including Israel’s preeminent orchestras and musical ensembles, most notably, Israel Philharmonic / Zubin Mehta, as well as in Germany, (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Bochum, Braunschweig) and throughout Europe and the U.S.
She was awarded the prestigious “Israeli Prime-Minister Prize” for her compositional works. That same year, her opera, “And the Rat Laughed” received the Tel Aviv “Rosenblum Prize” for outstanding achievement. Based on Israeli author Nava Semel’s book, Ella’s opera received extraordinary acclaim from the press and public alike in Israel. It toured Europe and then again in Toronto, Canada in 2009.
Her critically-acclaimed opera, “Baruchs Schweigen” (Baruch’s Silence) was commissioned by the Braunschweig Opera in Germany and premiered in 2010. The opera is based on the true story of Ella’s family.
Carousel of Life
Henriette Bamberg Cambridge
She Dreams of Flowers
Family Picnic Memories