International Ernest Bloch Society – People involved


Steven Isserlis CBE


Associates Musicians

Natalie Clein cellist
Danny Driver pianist
Rivka Golaniviolist composer, conductor, teacher
Miriam Kramer violinist
Piers Lane pianist
Jack Liebeck violinist
Malcolm Singer composer, conductor, teacher
Raphael Wallfisch cellist
Benjamin Wolf composer, conductor, teacher

Vice Presidents

Derek Aviss Former Principal and Executive Director of Trinity Laban, Greenwich
Bob Boas music patron, London
Philip Bohlman Professor, University of Chicago
Martyn Brabbins BBC conductor, London
Stephen Cleobury CBE conductor, Kings College, Cambridge
David Cohen CBE music patron, London
Rob Cowan journalist and BBC broadcaster
Philippe Dinkel director, Geneva Conservatoire
Yosif Feigelson international cellist
Brian Foster OBE FRS Professor, Oxford University
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood Principal, Royal Academy of Music, London 
Isaac Frenkel Goldenberg President, Beethoven Foundation, Chile
Howard Goodall composer and broadcaster
Joseph Horovitz composer, Professor, Royal College of Music, London 
David Z Kushner Professor Emeritus, Florida University
Colin Lawson Director, Royal College of Music, London 
Jonathan Mills Director, Edinburgh International Festival
Christopher Nupen film maker, Allegro Films, London
György Pauk international violinist and Professor, Royal Academy of Music, London
Charles Peebles conductor (Macbeth UCL Opera)
Sir Curtis Price KBE AM Warden, New College, Oxford
Gerard Schwarz international conductor, USA
Maurice Summerfield Past Master, Worshipful Company of Musicians
Jacques Tchamkerten composer, Library Director, Geneva Conservatoire

Executive Committee

Geraldine Auerbach MBE (Secretary) founder and former Director, Jewish Music Institute SOAS University of London
Sagi Hartov cellist, dean and director of the London College of Contemporary Arts, creator of the Ernest Bloch music competition 2009 – 2012
Jennifer Jankel Chair of the Jewish Music Institute
Alexander Knapp (Consultant) Bloch Scholar former Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music, SOAS, University of London
Malcolm Miller (Consultant) musicologist and teacher
Ruth Rosenfelder scholar
Judy Obrart (Treasurer) 
Malcolm Troup (Former Chairman) Professor Emeritus of Music City University, London


Inernational partners

IEBS is working with partner Bloch Societies in Switzerland (where Bloch was born), in Agate Beach, Oregon in the USA (where he died) and also with enthusiasts in China, Israel and Japan, where there is considerable interest in his works. 

America: Frank Geltner: Ernest Bloch Legacy
China: Li Jin
Israel: Prof. Dalia Atlas, Conductor, founder director
Japan: Akinori Itoh A young person’s guide to Ernest Bloch
Switzerland: Alain Hirsch Oliver Margulies Bloch’s Swiss family and supporters have set up a website which contains Ernest Bloch concerts and other activities for the jubilee and beyond. Based in Zurich, the site contains the names of those involved


Appreciation of former officers who have contributed so much to the society

J Audrey Ellison (March 1928 – June 2018)
Secretary of the International Ernest Bloch Society, London, from 2006 – 2017. July 2018

Ernest Bloch II (November 1938 – August 2018)
Grandson of Ernest Bloch and a driving force behind the Ernest Bloch Legacy Project Agate Beach, Newport, Oregon July 2018


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