I am an atheist jew, yet devout.

(it's very conflicted and VERY jewish…) I believe in something that i can not prove exists- I believe in music, its power, the inspiration it beholds.


I would like to thank the academy of German composers for the Jazz composition prize. It strengthens me in the notion that although we live in times of stimulus satiation, there are still people out there , who seriously grapple with music.  

Thank you for the beautiful laudation held by Wolf Kampmann and Frank Wingold.  


The award ceremony at the Berlin Ritz Carlton offered a lovely opportunity to meet new faces and discover new music. 

It was heartwarming to realize, that across the musical board, regardless the style- the passion for music is vast.  


all the best and a lovely spring, 


Efrat Alony