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Schirmer Signs 30 year old Avner Dorman

G. Schirmer, Inc. has signed Israeli-American composer Avner Dorman. Dorman, who is only 30, joins a roster of Schirmer composers that includes John Adams, Elliot Carter, as well as Dorman's own teacher John Corigliano.

Dorman has quickly risen to become one of Israel's most successful and renowned composers. At the age of 25, he became the youngest composer to win Israel's prestigious Prime Minister's Award.

Currently, he is a C.V. Starr fellow in the Doctoral program of the Juilliard School of Music, where he studies with John Corigliano. Recent performances of Dorman's work in the 2003-2004 season include Variations Without a Theme, premiered by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta in November 2003

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