Florie Namir

Art Discipline: 
Somerville, MA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jul 9, 2012 to Jul 27, 2012

Florie Namir's music has been described as "Expressive and vibrant". In her music she explores possibilities of motivic work, both pitch and rhythmic. Florie is a winner of the John H. Rauch Competition and recipient of Diploma D'onore from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Italy. Her piece "Dialogue for Two Pianos" was praised by The Paul Hindemith Institute Frankfurt. The piece integrates unused sketches by Hindemith and can be found in the Institute's collection. In 2009, her piece "R. II" was selected for Prometheus Ensemble Composers Workshop in Antwerp, Belgium. She was Invited Composer at the Académie Musicale De Villecroze, France and the International Summer Academy of Music, Germany. Native of Israel, where she graduated her Bachelor's from Tel-Aviv University. In 2005, Florie moved to the U.S. for her Master's studies at Rice University. Presently she is a Ph.D. candidate at Brandeis University, where her research focuses on the Absolute Music and String Quartet No. 3 of the Argentine Composer Mauricio Kagel.