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Ella Milch-Sheriff/Photo: Daniel Sheriff




 L I F E   T I M E   A C H I E V E M E N T   A W A R D

The Paul Ben-Haim ACUM Award for Lifetime Achievement to

composer Ella Milch-Sheriff:

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented this year (2022) to composer Ella Milch-Sheriff. Ella is one of the most significant and exciting composers in Israeli music. She composes wonderful works and does not refrain from coping with complicated and thrilling subjects.

Ella's collaboration with great poets and authors as well as her extraordinary fruitfulness led to musical masterpieces and tremendous success in Israel and around the world.

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

The Eternal Stranger, American premiere

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Omer meir Wellber

The Boston Globe/January 6, 2023

Jeremy Eichler

 "...Compellingly conceived..." 

Classical Scene/ Julian Gau January 7, 2023

"...vibrant, moving drama of The Eternal Stranger…Let us continue to enjoy the imaginative new horizons of Milch-Sheriff..." 

The Eternal Stranger, Switzerland premiere

Tonhalle Orchyester Zuerich, Omer Meir Wellber

Neue Zuercher Zeitung, January 14, 2023

"...Inspired by a dream of Beethoven...the Israeli composer deals with the uprooting of expellees and refugees in this touching piece..."

The eternal Stranger, UK premiere

BBC Philharmonic, Wellber, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review by Robert BealeTuesday, 8 March 2022

"...something extraordinarily powerful and moving...

If that didn’t stir emotions enough, the UK premiere of The Eternal Stranger and the Beethoven pieces was certain to do so..."

"The eternal stranger"/Italian premiere

Teatro Massimo, Palermo, 4-5 July 2020

"...The eternal stranger of (directed by) Wellber is enchanting.
A hymn to the human mercy on stage..."

The Banality of Love" – Opera by Ella Milch-Sheriff

Libretto: Savyon Liebrecht. Stage Director: Itay Tiran

World premiere: 27 January 2018, Regensburg, Germany

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 1 February, 2018, Achim Heidenreich

"...Ella Milch-Sheriff has created with virtuosity, a merciless opera... uplifting and disturbing journey, often ironic, about the rift in German-Jewish relations.

...It is a virtuoso operatic evening that raises questions that are not easy to answer."

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, 28 January, 2018, Eva-Elisabeth Fischer

Ella Milch-Sheriff's superb opera about the relationship between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger is premiered in Regensburg with great success... A Herculean undertaking which wins a grandiose success..."


"The eternal stranger" (2020)

a Monodrama for actor and orchestra

Text: Joshua Sobol

The Boston Symphony Orchestra

Eli Danker, actor

Omer Meir Wellber, conductor







"The eternal stranger" (2020)

"Der ewige Fremde"

a Monodrama for actor and orchestra

Text: Joshua Sobol

Tonhalle Orchester, Zurich

Eli Danker, actor

Omer Meir Wellber,

Latest video on youtube:

"The eternal stranger"

for actor and orchestra

Eli Danker, actor

Omer Meir Wellber, conductor

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