COMPOSER


Maestro SERGIU NATRA of international reputation is one of the greatest and best classical composers in the world. He is the best and most eminent composer in Israel, who composed some of the best and greatest symphonies, orchestral and chamber music works, at all times, among which the works mentioned bellow. 

NATRA's ingenious creations, that belong to the greatest, most imaginative, creative, original and of the highest quality, symphonies, orchestral and chamber music works, ever written worldwide, include among others: 
Symphony in Red, Blue, Yellow and Green for symphony orchestra, Horizons Symphony for symphony string orchestra, Invincible Symphony for symphony orchestra, Memories Symphony for symphony orchestra, March and Choral for symphony orchestra, Earth and Water Symphony for symphony orchestraTongues of Fire Symphony for symphony orchestraSpacetime Symphony for symphony string orchestraFestive Overture for symphony orchestraDivertimento In Ancient Style for symphony string orchestra with piano, Variations for Piano and Symphony orchestra, Song of Deborah for symphony orchestra, Pages from a Composers Diary for orchestra, Developments for viola and orchestra, Espaces Sonore for harp, flute and string orchestraSonatina for Harp, Ode To The Harp, Esqiusses for Flute and Piano, Music for Violin and Harp, Commentaires Sentimentaux for flute, viola and harp, Music for harpsichord/piano, flute, clarinet, 2 violas, cello, & double bass, String Quartet no. II, Three Street Cort├Ęges for concert piano, A Dialogue With Gabi for piano, Forevermore sonata for piano, Variations For Piano, Duo Piano Symphony, Dimension Continuum for two Pianos, Piano Trio no. I.
Dozens of his creations are phenomenal and very important. 

Already in his youth NATRA was considered a genius in composing music and having a brilliant mind.

He was awarded for the excellence in composing music already at the age of 21 and the age of 27 the very important and prestigious awards, the George Enescu Award for works written at the age of 19 and respectively the Country National Award for works written at the age of 25

His superb, very creative, imaginative and rich music works for the harp, which is one of the most difficult instruments to write to as well as to play, made him one of the most performed and heard living composers in the world during the recent decades. Having a very rare instinctive sense of music sounds including of the unique resonance and sound of the harp, in his compositions the harp literally sings.

The highest professionalism and phenomenal creativity, intelligence, the deep, abstract and analytical thinking, vast knowledge and expression ability, the modesty and personal integrity, are all revealed both in his personality and in his very serious writing. 

His extensive works with their unique characteristics in the past seventy-seven years, are sources of inspiration and influence that enrich immensely the world culture, leaving marks on composers, artists, musicians and listeners from all over the world. These works are also an important legacy for the future generations.


NATRA CREATING MUSIC
NATRA writes serious classic music and his works are of the highest quality, originality, creativity, interest, intelligence, complexity, innovativity, intensity and excitement, in a global scale. The works are highly successful and performed by world-renowned performing artists, conductors and orchestras, who praise the quality of his music. The composer and creations were defined, among other, by prominent composers, such as George Enescu- who personally awarded NATRA a prize named after him, Leon Klapper, Alfred Mendelson and by important conductors, such as Edward Lindenberg, Theodor Rogelsky, Mendy Rodan, Sergiu Comssione, as "ingenious", "masterpiece", "brilliant", "excellent", "monumental", "highest level of universal musical creation", "phenomenal". Works of his written for harp were defined as "the greatest work ever written for the harp"

Among his many masterpieces, there are the following additional works: 
Nehemiah Symphony for symphony orchestraOccurrences Symphony for symphony orchestraExistence Symphony for symphony orchestraMiracle of the Peoples for choir and orchestra, Music for Oboe and String OrchestraMusic for Nicanor for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet, Spacetime for string quartet, Prayer for Harp, Figurative Abstract for piano, Harmonic Sound Image, Modus Vivendi for piano, Music for Violin and Piano, Suite for Piano, Fantasia for Cello and Piano, Variations for Harpsicord / Piano, Ancient Walls for harp and Trombone and many other works.

His special affinity for writing to the harp standout, whether for solo or for ensembles. His works for harp are obligatory or optional works, in harp competitions, international festivals, music academic faculties, all over the world.

NATRA has a clear European orientation, a clear personal stamp and a particular writing style with melodic flow, polymodal language and ideas, gradual development and shaping of motive material. He makes use of an exceedingly rich palette of sound-colors, unusual instrumental combinations, central and non central registers of instruments (and voices), playing techniques which are natural and comfortable and succeed in producing optimal sound, with its fresh rhythms and sonorities. His creation is of the highest level and excels in its musical intelligence, themes, ideas, richness and imagination. His works are also characterized by the frankness and independence of expression, free of any constraints and without surrendering to fashions.

NATRA’s sources of inspiration are drawn, among others, from life, global events, the Bible and folklore. His works for orchestra, voices and choir, Sacred Service, Song of Deborah, Prelude and Nehemiah, Miracle of the People, A Book of Hebrew Songs, are masterpieces and very important works which were performed worldwide.

SONIA AND SERGIU NATRA 
The creation for NATRA is like the title to one of his works – a sacred work: it involves devotion, diligence, perseverance and giving the best. In addition to his phenomenal creativity, he has the rare ability to imagine/"hear" simultaneously in his mind, while composing music, multiple music sounds of multiple and different instruments as they would sound in reality. This ability allows him to compose music and to write the notes and chords directly on the manuscript, without playing them in advance. He has an absolute pitch and excellent skills in all the elements of creation, including the orchestration and in all writing techniques for the stringing, winds, brasses, percussion and of course the harp, which allow him to express ideas in a language with different characteristics and colors while exploiting the full range of dynamic possibilities of each instrument.

The composer SERGIU NATRA is a unique figure in the human and professional landscape. His music and life represent tremendous achievement and his work attests to the consistency of professionalism, excellence and incessant creativity in composing classical concert music in various arrangements - orchestral, chamber, solo and vocal. 

In addition to being a fascinating and brilliant composer, Prof. NATRA is a scholar and a man of the highest culture and spirit who among others speaks six languages. 

Scores and recordings of the composer are to be found at: The NATRA Archive, The Israel Music Institute, The Library of Congress in the United States, The Lee B. Harold Library in the United States, Harpospher France, The National Library of Germany, dozens of important universities libraries and education institutions around the world. The composer and his works appeared over the years thousands of times in books, encyclopedias, pen writings, articles and publications, which were published in several languages around the world including Hebrew, English, French, German, Romanian, Spanish and others.

His works were performed and broadcast worldwide, among others, in Israel, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Netherland, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Swissland, Czech, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Japan, Taiwan, Australia.














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