A versatile composer and prolific songwriter, Alcheh began playing the piano at age seven, and was seriously pursuing the path of a composer by his teens. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in composition at The Music Academy at Tel-Aviv University, completing his thesis as a visiting scholar at Chicago’s Northwestern University, by invitation of the Music Technology Department. While still a student, Alcheh began his career in film music as a soundtrack producer for Dover Kosashvili’s feature Late Marriage, one of Entertainment Weekly’s Ten Best Films of 2002 and Newsweek’s Top 15 Films of 2002. His score for the award-winning horror-comedy The Man Who Collected Food was named ‘The Discovery of 2011′ by AmericanMusicPreservation.com and selected among the ‘Top 10 Film Scores of 2011′ by industry insider AintItCoolNews.com. Other recent feature films and television programs include the feature documentary Together In Guangzhou (the official 2010 Asian Olympic Games film); HDNet’s comedy series, Svetlana, and the feature drama Son of Stars. Along with his passion for film scoring, Alcheh is an accomplished concert composer who is currently working on several American and European commissions for 2012. He was recently named composer in residence in the Concerti in San Martino festival in Sqitzerland, where a new septet will premiere in May, along with the Beethoven septet op. 20.
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