Taiseer Elias

Taiseer Elias

2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence

September 24, 2018 – October 10, 2018

An internationally celebrated oud player, violinist, and composer, Elias has toured internationally; notably, with Bustan Abraham, where they brought together Jewish and Arab musicians. While staying true to his roots in traditional Arab music, he both composes modern works and performs works by contemporary composers such as Menachem Wiesenberg, who will perform with him in Berkeley, and masters such as Bach and Vivaldi. A Ph.D. in musicology from The Hebrew University, Elias has held academic appointments at several Israeli institutions and is currently a professor at the University of Haifa.

Israel Institute Awards: 
Visiting Artist Program
University of California, Berkeley