Yitzhak Santis

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In 1976, I was accepted both by the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for theory and composition. My first teacher was Henry L. Lasker, in music theory, composition and piano. My career, however, was in non-musical pursuits, but my dream always was to return to my first love, musical composition. Several years ago, determined to compose again, I began to write, despite the demands of a full time job and family. I studied with composer Dr. Martin Rokeach in the Bay Area.

My music is influenced by a wide range of late 19th, 20th century and contemporary composers: Mahler, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Britten, Part, Bernstein, Danielpour, Glass, Bartok, Barber, Poulenc, and many others.

I live in Israel at Kibbutz Hannaton in the Lower Galilee.

I can be contacted at yitz.santis@gmail.com