Dan Weinstein

Practical Instrumental Approaches in Contemporary Music

Dan Weinstein is a virtuoso and versatile musician, teacher and lecturer, focusing mainly on contemporary, avant-garde and experimental music. As a cello player his repertoire is dedicated to exploring new ways of interpretation of contemporary music as a platform for modern and updated art form. Enthusiastic about the intersection between traditional and contemporary instrumental practices, close and open forms, improvisation and written music, Dan has inspired composers and instrumentalists alike for collaborative work as solo and chamber musician.

Dan Studied in the Rubin Academy of music in Tel aviv and than later continued in Paris, in the ‘Ecole normale de Musique’ focusing on chamber music and contemporary music. He in finishing his Master degree in the Hebrew university under the supervision of Dr. Assaf Shelleg, researching practical instrumental approaches in new music in the second half of the twentieth century in general and in the music of Xenakis, Scelsi and Zimmermann in particular.

Dan is a senior lecturer in the new-music department in the interdisciplinary school of art and society, Musrara in Jerusalem. Dan is co-founder of the advanced program studies of experimental music and sound art and conducting a open-social-orchestra (“Scratch Orchestra”) in the Israeli Center of Digital art, Holon.