B i o g r a p h y
Ohad Stolarz was born in 1989 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Since 2013 he is based in Berlin. In 2014 he founded Hebräischer Chor Berlin, an amateur choir specializing in Hebrew Song, which he conducted until 2017 while contributing a multitude of original choral arrangements and compositions.
From 2016 to 2020 Ohad Stolarz studied Choral Conducting with Jörg-Peter Weigle and Justin Doyle at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, with input in composition from Peter Aderhold and in orchestral conducting with Manfred Fabricius. In 2021 he began his graduate studies in Music Theory at Hanns Eisler with Jörg Mainka and Maria Baptist.
Since 2010 Stolarz has also worked as a music typesetter, with The Marc Lavry Heritage Society, Israel Music Institute, Michael Wolpe, and Cantor Matthew Austerklein, among others.
His first book of choral arrangements, "Sephardic Folk Songs" (Wiesbaden, Breitkopf & Härtel) appeared in September 2019. His second book, "A Hebrew Choral Songbook" (Breitkopf & Härtel), in two volumes, appeared in July 2022. His third book, "Hedwig, Rudi, Irmgard, Heinz: Eine jüdische Familiengeschichte in Briefen und Memoiren" (Berlin/Leipzig, Hentrich & Hentrich) appeared in August 2022.
Ohad Stolarz has been a fellow at Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk since 2016.