I believe education is continuous. I regularly talk about my work and its traditions with university audiences and general public. To discuss scheduling a lecture, contact me.

Main lecture topics include:

Sources and Trends in the Music of Israel, an outline of the development of the art music of the new Israel.

The Composer in the Mirror of His Time and Place, an introduction to my work from the "Mediterranean" period of the mid-50's through the experimental 60's to my latest works.

Sounds and Images, an illustrated discussion of music and the visual arts as reflected in my various works, related to paintings by Picasso, Chagall, Kandinsky, Dali, Klee, Da Vinci, El Greco, Magritte, et al.

Music in The Bible and The Bible in Music, an illustrated lecture on the various aspects of music as reflected in the holy scriptures and a selection of music masterpieces based on Biblical topics.



Short documentary in honor of receiving the 2015 Emet Prize for Music

Enjoy the video below, and read more at the 2015 Emet Prize announcement, including their official statement: “The Emet Prize is awarded to Prof. Tzvi Avni for his wide range of works in various genres, for his unique style that blends the traditional with the innovative, and for his years of work towards the advancement of music initiatives and organizations in Israel.”


Tzvi Avni צבי אבני – On the 85th Anniversary of his Birth

An exhibition and concert in my honor, sponsored by the Jerusalem Music Center Foundation ACUM.


An essay for my 80th birthday, by Michael Dym b"h, my late nephew. Read the essay (in German).

Additional interviews and articles being added to this website soon!



You can find upcoming events at my events calendar.



World premiere of Metamorphosis, a new piece for oud and piano quartet, performed by Octopus, the Israel Pianists Quartet, together with veteran oud player Taiseer Elias, at the Tel Aviv Museum, September 9, 2016. Read more details about the performance at The Oud Couple in the Jerusalem Post.

Inauguration of the Tzvi Avni Hall at the Saarbruecken Music School, following a recital by Heidrun Holtmann on January 12, 2016. Read more about the inauguration here: Tzvi Avni Saal -Feierliche Einweihung im Anschluss an den Klavierabend mit Heidrun Holtmann (Tzvi Avni Hall - Inauguration following the recital with Heidrun Holtmann).

Gescharim (Bridges), a film about Tvi Avni‘s activities in the Israeli music life, followed by a panel including Richard Berman, chairman of the Jewish community Saar; Gabi Heleen Bollinger, film-author; Dr. Burkhard Jellonnek, Head of the Regional Center for Civic Education; and Dr. Friedrich Spangemacher, musical director of SR 2 Culture Radio. The event was sponsored by Ursula Thilmany–Johannsen, Saarland Radio. February 26, 2014 in Saarland, Germany.

A full (but far from complete!) list of performances is being added to this website soon.