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One of her first such pieces is (1990), for flute, piccolo, amplified flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.As one of America’s foremost composers whose gender happens to be female, Ran takes exception to the often politically overtoned label “woman composer,” which she insists she is not.The opera, which premiered in Chicago in 1997, was described in Opera News as “the most powerful new music-theatre piece to emerge from Lyric’s composer-in-residence program.” Its European premiere was given in 1999 at the Bielefeld Opera, in a German translation.
I work very carefully at the detail level, and very carefully at making that detail a part of the larger context.
She commenced piano studies as a young child, almost immediately demonstrating her natural gifts, and by the age of eight she began to compose short songs and melodies.
Two of her early songs were performed on an Israeli radio program, while she was still in her childhood.
At the age of fourteen Ran received a scholarship, along with further assistance from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, to attend the Mannes School of Music in New York, where she studied composition with Norman Dello Joio and piano with Nadia Reisenberg.
At that time her focus was set equally on composition and piano performance, and she acquired an outstanding reputation as a brilliant pianist on concert stages in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Argentina.