Eli Tamar’s compositions have been recognized for their high emotional intensity and personal expression. His multi-cultural background (Russian-born Israeli-American) contributed greatly to his ability to explore and synthesize different elements of styles while transcending spiritual barriers between various musical, literary, and religious traditions.

His works were featured in such venues as “De Boni Arte” Foundation sacred series and “Великие Имена Исскуства” [Great Names in Art] Foundation in Russia, Prokofiev Museum and Jurgenson Hall in Moscow, and Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, to name a few.

He has composed for such artists as countertenor Andrey Nemzer (Metropolitan Opera soloist); Yekaterina Scherbachenko (soloist of The Bolshoi Theatre); Pavel Bykov and Svetlana Polianskaia (soloists of The Moscow State Philharmonia); Bulgarian-American bass, Guenko Guyechev; and American soprano Charlene Canty.


Laudato Si

Release Date: April 8, 2016
Catalog Number: NV6036
Vocal Music
Navona records presents LAUDATO SI: IN THE SPIRIT OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, a tribute to the 13th century Italian friar and preacher. Beloved over the world for his charity, devotion to poverty, and delight in Creation, St. Francis portrays his love for the beautiful in his poetic writings. In this exquisitely crafted vocal-organ program soprano Charlene Canty, countertenor Andrey Nemzer, and organist Nicholas Will present a fresh musical take on the Franciscan poetic tradition with world premiere recordings of three contemporary settings of texts by (or attributed to) St. Francis written by the composer Eli Tamar. These works are complemented by a series of solos and duets from various settings of Stabat Mater from the Baroque period to the mid-twentieth century.