Yair Klartag is an Israeli composer currently living in Tel Aviv. He has studied composition at Tel-Aviv University, Basel Musikhochschule and Columbia University with Ruben Seroussi and Georg Friedrich Haas.
His music has been commissioned by the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Münchener Kammerorchester, MATA festival, Münchener Biennale and ZeitRüume festival and performed by ensembles such as Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Sinfonietta, Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Musikfabrik, ensemble mosaik, Ensemble Linea, Meitar ensemble, JACK quartet and the MIVOS quartet in festivals such as Ultraschall Berlin, La Biennale di Venezia, Schwetzinger Festspiele, ECLAT Festival, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Tage für Neue Musik Zürich and others.
Yair Klartag received several awards and scholarships: Ernst von Simenes Composers Prize, 61. Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Henri Lazarof Prize, 31st Irino Prize, "New Classics" prize, Yvar Mikhashoff Prize, 1st place at the "I International Composition Competition Ireneu Segarra" (Spain), 2nd place at "7ème Concours Dutilleux" and "Concours de Genève ", Audience Prize at "Isang Yun Composition Competition", Israeli Prime Minister Prize, "Klon" scholarship from Israel Compoers' League, AKUM prize, STV-KHS Studienpreis, the Schweizer Bundesstipendium as well as artist residencies in Herrenhaus Edenkoben and Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD. He is currently teaching composition and analysis at the Jerusalem Academy of Music.