Eliazer Kramer

Eliazer Kramer: Winnipeg New Music Festival

Eliazer Kramer is a pianist and composer from Montreal.

Eliazer began bachelor studies in piano performance at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal and completed them at the Musikhögskolan in Piteå, Sweden. Following this, he obtained a master’s in piano interpretation from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and then spent one year of supplementary studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. In 2015, Eliazer obtained his Diplôme d’études professionnelles approfondies in piano performance from the University of Montreal under the guidance of Paul Stewart, and in 2017, he completed his master’s in composition under the tutelage of François-Hugues Leclair and Denis Gougeon.

Eliazer regularly collaborates on music for film and video games; in 2016, he composed the music for the viral animation video, Le clitoris. In 2017, Eliazer was named one of three winners of the Concours de l’OUM, the University of Montreal’s orchestral composition competition. In 2018, Eliazer completed his Diplôme d’études professionnelles approfondies in composition with Denis Gougeon. In 2019, he was chosen to participate in the Orchestre de la Francophonie’s “Contemporary Orchestral Composition Workshop.” In 2020, he became a student member of the Analysis, Creation, and Teaching Orchestration (ACTOR) project and was selected to compose a piece for one of their “Composer-performer Research ensembles” (CORE).

Eliazer is currently pursuing his doctorate in composition at the University of Montreal under François-Xavier Dupas and Caroline Traube. He is researching the effects that virtual orchestration can have on live orchestration. Eliazer’s works have been performed in Canada, the USA, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Cyprus, Turkey, and Finland.