Michael Seltenreich (born in 1988) is a New York based Israeli composer of contemporary music whose eclectic style is shaped by having lived and studied in Israel, France, and the United States. Having won prestigious awards such as the Toru Takemitsu Composition Prize (Japan), the Martirano Competition (USA), and the Prime Minister Award in composition (Israel) secured his place as one of the central voices of his generation.
This uncompromising approach gathered Michael Seltenreich many domestic and international distinctions. Some of his recent engagements include residencies with Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (US), Beijing Modern Music Festival (CN), Festival Messiaen (FR), Manifeste - IRCAM (FR), Arts Letters & Numbers (US), Yaddo (US), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (US) as an Associate Artist with Georg Friedrich Haas, and many more.
2019 highlights include a string octet to be premiered by the Jack and Mivos quartets for the Lucerne Festival, an Aspen Music Festival commission for a new piano trio, a Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival commission for piano and wind sextet, an ASCAP/SCI commission for Sound Icon, in addition to premieres by Ensemble Mise-en and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).