The music of Amos Elkana has been performed in The United States, Europe and Israel by such ensembles and musicians as the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, Musica Nova Consort, Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Pianist Gabor Csalog, Berlin Saxophone Quartet, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Flautist Yossi Arnheim, The New Israeli Woodwind Quintet, Carmel String Quartet, Akademia String Quartet, ICSQ and many other noteworthy ensembles and soloists.
Elkana's ouvre includes compositions for orchestras, ensembles, individual performers, dance and theatre groups, electroacoustic music and film scoring. He frequently collaborates with other artists for working on joint projects - not only musicians but also video artists, poets, choreographers, and visual artists. Recent commissions include Schloss Neuhardenberg, The Jerusalem Symphony, The Berlin Festival, Tel Aviv Municipality, and the Israeli Ministry of Art.
Being well received by the critics: "Arabic Lessons, one of the most significant works composed in Israel" (The Jerusalem Post), "perplexing and beautiful music? (Listen.com), "haunting and evocative" (CD Baby), Elkana's CDs are frequently played worldwide. Elkana's music has also been performed in renowned festivals such as The Berlin Festival (Germany), Tempus Fugit (Tel Aviv), Schloss Neuhardenberg Festival (Germany) and venues such as Carnegie Recital Hall, Goethe Institute in New York, Berlin Hochschule der K?nste and the Henry Crown Symphony Hall in Jerusalem.
Elkana studied Guitar at the Berklee College of Music and Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music. Further studies in composition with Mich?le Reverdy in Paris and Master Classes with Paul Heinz Dietrich (Germany) and Edison Denisov (Russia). He is a Master of Fine Arts (Bard College, New York) and recently took a conducting workshop at the conductors Institute in New York.
Amos Elkana received grants from the Tytte and Lillemor Faurschou's Foundation from Copenhagen, The American-Israel Culture Foundation and The Rabinovitch Foundation in Tel Aviv. In 2003 Elkana received the ?Golden Feather? prize for his composition ?Arabic Lessons?.