Yfat Soul Zisso (born 1987). Ever since commencing on her music studies at the relatively late age of 15, Soul has been dedicated to her dream of becoming a composer. She graduated from Cardiff University, studying with Arlene Sierra and Robert Fokkens and for a brief time studying with Alison Kay, before commencing her Masters degree in composition at Birmingham Conservatoire under the tuition of Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton. She has had pieces performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra of the Swan and Sinfonia Newydd. Her interests range from the use of different musical soundworlds to children’s books and the exploration of various extended techniques. She is also interested in writing for dance and has composed music for Rambert Dance’s Vintage Rambert project. In addition to composing, she is also a singer, having been a member of BBC National Chorus of Wales for three years, and a choral conductor, having conducted several student choirs.
LISTEN: Expansions and Contractions for Recorder Quartet
The Birmingham Conservatoire Recorder Department: Charlotte Hiller – Treble I; Descant
Juliana Day – Treble II; Philip Mizen – Tenor; David Westcombe – Bass