Michael Seltenreich (born 1988) is a New York-based Israeli composer whose style is shaped by having lived and studied in Israel, France and the United States. Having won awards such as the Toru Takemitsu Composition Prize (Japan), Martirano Competition (USA) and the Prime Minister Award in composition (Israel), he has secured a place among the voices of his generation.
His music is a debate on social issues related to mental illness and exclusion, as well as concepts related to the perception of music and language.
Michael Seltenreich has become a guest of choice at major institutions in Europe and the United States. He was recently awarded the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) Young Composer's Award, where the jury described his music as "engaging, effervescent, energetic and confident".
His music has been performed on five continents by leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Jack Quartet, Mivos Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Alarm Will Sound, Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Intercontemporain, The Tokyo Philharmonic, etc.