2008Rahamana • Ha-Neshamah Lakh
Julian Dawes began his musical training in Birmingham, England, and continued at the Royal College of Music in London. He has worked extensively as an accompanist and teacher, holding posts at Drama Centre London, Birmingham University, the The Arts Educational Schools in London, and The Oxford School of Drama. He has directed music for numerous theatre productions in England and internationally. As Musical Director of The Cherub Company London, he composed scores for The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, and Kafka’s The Trial, among others. His Caucasian Chalk Circle and Edward ll are both recognized scores for these plays held by the Brecht Estate in Berlin and have been realized in many productions. In addition, he has composed many works for solo instruments and chamber music. His Songs of Ashes, a setting of fifteen poems by Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski about the Holocaust, has been broadcast in Israel. His cantata The Death of Moses and his oratorio Ruth were performed in London in 2003 and 2005. He is Music Advisor to the European Association of Jewish Culture. http://www.juliandawes.com