Tomer Adaddi, multi-awards winning composer, pianist and musical producer, who has worked and collaborated with international stars such as Andrea Bocelli, Mercedes Sossa, Il Volo the Tenors, Michael Buble and many others.
From the liner notes of the album:
"From an early age I wanted to record an album of instrumental-classical music, but was always looking for a special theme. There are many great concert pianists in the world! Over the past few years, I’ve felt a strong pull toward Jewish classical songs and ancient music from the synagogue. Growing up with a grandfather who was the Gabai of a synagogue in Tel-Aviv, I had the privilege of listening to these beautiful tunes sung every Shabbat and on every special occasion. I now find that these enchanting and mystic Jewish melodies have continued to follow me and inspire my music, so I decided to try and combine them with my love for the piano and classical music. I also wanted to give these masterpieces a different shade, different color, while remaining humble in their presence. Some of these melodies have survived for thousands of years. I hope that this album will leave you with a feeling of light, hope and family, and most importantly, with a smile. I want to thank my amazing family for making it all possible for me, and dedicate the album to my grandparents- Judith and Jacob Levy and Rina and Joseph Adaddi.
Born in Israel 1983. Composer, pianist, arranger and musical producer. Winner of the 2013 ACUM Award for composer (Israeli ASCAP/BMI). Finished his Masters in composition at Mannes College of Music in New York City receiving the Felix Saltzer Techniques of Music Award 2011. Graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music in 2009. In 2010 composed and arranged the song "Milim" (Words) for Harel Skaat, representing Israel in the famous Eurovision Song Contest, winning 3 Marcel Bezençon Awards including Composer Award. Composed songs for famous Israeli singers such as Harel Skaat, Boaz Shara'abi, Shlomi Shabat, Lior Narkis, Izhar Cohen, Gad Elbaz, Shiri Maimon, Liel and Ilanit. Accompanied Israeli singer Rita for three years as a pianist. Musically produced albums for different Israeli singers such as Ilanit, Shai Gabso, Boaz Shara'abi and others. Internationally, in 2007 arranged and conducted the “Jerry Lewis Telethon Orchestra“ in Las Vegas for singer Liel. In 2008 musically produced and arranged the 10th anniversary of the Peres Peace Center honoring Israel's President Shimon Peres, working with international artists such as Andrea Bocceli, Mercedes Sossa, Eliiot Yamin, Dave Koz and others. Tomer worked with the legendary band “The Scorpions” performing their famous hit “send me an angel” all over the world. Recently arranged and orchestrated Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” for the album of “The Canadian Tenors” published nationwide by Universal music. Currently he is working with American rising-star Karina Pasian together with the legendary Grammy-winner producer Barry Eastmond. Tomer composed music for several film projects including the award winning short film "Reverie" directed by Chris Dawson, which was chosen to be part of Cannes Festival Short Film Corner 2010. Tomer composed several symphonic and chamber works and conducted for different orchestras around the world. His piece "Integration for Orchestra" won the Bohuslav Martinů award at Mannes College of Music (NYC) and was premiered by the Israeli Chamber Orchestra at "Sounds in the Dessert" Festival 2010. Recently Tomer's Piano Concerto no.1 was premiered in New-York City at Mannes Concert Hall by Pianist Natalie Tenenbaum and Conductor Isaac Selya with the Mannes "Green" Orchestra. The same Piano Concerto had its Israeli debut with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra and Conductor Roi Azulai. Tomer is performing with songs from his new album "Origins" on stages all over the world, featuring classical interpretations for famous Jewish melodies, performed by piano and strings orchestra. Tomer was recently working with 16-Grammy-Award winning producer Humberto on the upcoming album "Songs from the silver screen" for America-Got-Talent singing sensation Jackie Evancho and "We are love" for Il Volo. Tomer has also worked on songs by the famous singer Michael Buble. Tomer orchestrated and arranged for strings for the successful TV show "The Voice" in Israel.