born on November 24, 1973, in Jerusalem, Israel. He started to compose at the
age of 8. At the same age he started to study piano with Mrs. Esther Narkis, who
was then the Head of the Conservatory of Music affiliated with the Rubin Academy
of Music in Jerusalem, Israel. Continue...
graduated from the Music and Arts High School (affiliated with the Rubin Academy
of Music). Ido started his academic studies in Composition Department of the
Rubin Academy of Music in 1993. In 1995, he moved to the Department of Piano,
wherein he studied with Prof. Benjamin Oren.
2000, he continued his academic studies in the Department of Musicology of the
Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In March 1996,
Ido's piano composition titled “Sonata Fantasia in One
Movement", was played by Sasha Toperich, during a concert
tour of Mr. Toperich in several major cities in the USA
and in Brazil. At the same month, Mr. Toperich played this
work in a concert of the series "Youth at the Music
Centre” in Jerusalem, Israel, that was broadcasted live on
the Voice of Music in Israel. In December 1996, the
“Cantus Choir” performed Ido’s composition for a-cappella,
titled "Supplication" in a public concert in Jerusalem,
During 1997, Mr. Toperich played Ido Shirom's works for
piano in yet another concert tour of his of several cities
in the USA. The Pianist Ruth Rose played Ido's
compositions in public concert in Amsterdam, Holland, in
the same year. On Janurary 5, 1998, the pianist Aviram
Reichert played Ido's work titled "Supplication" (1996).
The concert took place in the Henry Crown Symphony Hall in
Jeruasalem and was broadcasted live on the Voice of Music.
In 2000, the pianist Oliver Deutch played Ido’s work,
“Supplication”, in two public concerts in Hungary.
On Feb. 08, 2001, the Voice of Music, Israel Broadcasting
Service, aired an hour-long special program on three young
composers. The Israeli Radio broadcasted then three works
that Ido composed, with introductory comments to each
prepared by the composer. In May 28, 2004 two compositions
composed by Ido were performed in the Abu-Gosh Festival:
the "Song of grief" for string orchestra, played by the
Ra'anana Symphonette, and "Lux aeterna" for choir and
strings played by the Ra'anana Symphonette and the
Tel-Aviv Chamber Choir, both under the baton of Michael
Shani. The same two compositions were performed by the
same performers in a season concert held at Kefar
Shmariahu, Israel, on January 10, 2005.