Born in England in 1963, Gila (Gillian) Carcas has composed over fifty pieces of music, ranging from solo and small chamber works and electro-acoustic pieces to full orchestral music and a chamber opera. She studied composition with Sebastian Forbes, John Casken, Peter Manning and Erika Fox and she received a PhD in Composition from Durham University in 1996.
Dr Carcas has continued composing as well as teaching at various institutions, including Southampton University and the Royal College of Music in London. In 2004 she moved to Israel where she has also created many new arrangements of Jewish melodies and continues teaching privately.
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