The music of Israeli composer Oren Lok has been performed in Israel, Italy, Germany, and the United States.
In 2016, a symphonic work by Oren was performed by Raanana Symphonette Orchestra in a tour in North Italy. Another orchestral piece - “Humoresque” was performed at the Gala Concert of the annual Israeli Music Festival, 2016. The orchestra commissioned also a concerto for duo mandolin, that was performed in a series of concerts in April 2017. Future engagements include a new work for Mandolin and guitar, to be released on a CD by Naxos music.
As an arranger for the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra, Oren works with the country’s leading popular singers, as well as traditional Andalusian cantors.
As a film scoring graduate student at NYU, Oren has scored many short films and documentaries.
In April 2017, his score for a short animation won the NYU annual film scoring competition, and has been performed by the NYU Symphonic Orchestra.
Also a pianist, Oren writes and performs for the instrument in a piano duo dedicated to original music that he formed with his wife, Rinat Tsodyks.
Oren holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Tel Aviv University, where he studied with Mark Shaviner and Assaf Zohar, and in composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he worked with Michael Wolpe. As of 2016, he is studying composition for films and multimedia at NYU Steinhardt with Mark Suozzo and Chris Hajian.
Photo by Maria Rosenblatt