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Rafi Kadishson

Rafi Kadishson - a conductor and composer, is regularly conducting orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestrathe Jerusalem Symphony, the Jerusalem Camerata and also conducted the London Symphony Orchestra. His works and arrangements were played by various orchestras such as thePittsburgh SymphonyTokyo SymphonyRome Opera Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic as well as other Israeli orchestras under the batons of such conductors as Zubin MehtaGary Bertini and others. 

Mr. Kadishson collaborated with artists such as Lalo Schifrin - orchestrating and conducting Schifrin's "Kol Nidrei". Violinist and former music Director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra Shlomo Mintz performed a commissioned work, "Yefe Nof", in numerous concert-tours. The violinist Yuval Yaron performed and reordered the "Fanatsia" for violin and Piano. "Concerto for Peter and Orchestra" was recorded by Peter Wertheimer (in 1996) with the Symphonett Ra'anana conducted by the composer. 

Mr. Kadishson won the Israel Film Prize for his film scores "Fantasia on a Romantic theme", and "Summer Holiday Blues". He also won the ACUM Music for the Theater Prize and the prestigious Prime Minister Prize for Composers 2008

Rafi Kadishson teaches at the Israel Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem and various other colleges and institutions. He is engaged in composing, score arrangements, as a pianist and as a conductor. Among his works are over one hundred and fifty scores for the Theater, and the music for dozens of Film, Ballets and TV series in Europe and in Israel. 

Rafi Kadishson is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Tel Aviv Rubin Academy of musicMr. Kadishson studied with Ilona Vinze, Itzhak Edel, Sergiu Natra, Noam Sheriff, Rina Waldman and Mendi Rodan.