We are delighted that Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin will be our next speaker. This meeting will take a different format, using the music related books in the Rebettzin Jana Gottshall Memorial Library as a basis for an interview with Elena.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Elena Kats-Chernin studied music in Moscow, Sydney and Hanover.
She has created works across nearly every genre, from rags to operas and from compositions for robotic instruments to those for a full-scale choral symphony orchestra. Her music featured at the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the 2003 Rugby World Cup.