Dalia Faitelson

(born in 1963, in the Negev Desert, Israel, resident in Denmark) composer, vocals and guitar. Her mother is Bulgarian and father Israeli. She studied at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, followed by Berkleee Collage of Music, Boston. After graduating from Berklee with high grades in 1991 Dalia moved to Europe, making Copenhagen her new home. She has 10 solo albums to her credit and has recorded and toured with Randy Brecker, Adam Nussbaum, Manolo Badrena, cafè, Chris Cheek and Jerry Bergonzi, among others. She is the band leader of 2 groups. The first is PILPEL, an acoustic quartet. The music style is world/jazz/folk. The language is Hebrew & the music is a journey through the Middle East, Balkan & Scandinavia. Second group is titled THE ORIENT WEST CHOIR, this group involves 11 men on stage – 6 singers, 4 musicians & a dancer. It is a modern, contemporary interpretation of the musical connections between the three monotheistic religions of the world: Christianity, Islam & Judaism. Original music based on old Gregorian chants.
Discography: Pilpel, 2007, Label: Double Moon, Germany; Spring Alliance, 2007, Label: Calibrated, Denmark; Movable Clouds, 2004, Label: Enja, German; Point of no Return, 2001, Label: Stunt Records; Diamond on the Day, 1999, Label: Stunt Records; Rising Spirits,: 1996
Label: Stunt Records; Common Ground, 1994, Label: Storyville Records.
Awards: She received the Danish equivalent of a Grammy for Jazz in 2000, and the 2005 Composer of the Year Award given by the Danish Composer Association. Dalia was also nominated 3 times for a The Danish World Music Award with her band Pupil.

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