With great sadness we announce the untimely death of Rabbi Moshe Cotel on October 24, 2008, 25 Tishrei 5769.
Moshe Cotel's bio in exactly 100 words
At 13, Morris Moshe Cotel composed a four movement symphony in full score.
At 23, after graduating from Juilliard, he became one of the youngest winners of the American Rome Prize in Music Composition.
At 33, he began presenting music inspired by his Judaic studies.
At 43, he conducted the New York world premiere of his opera, Dreyfus, subsequently produced in Germany and Austria.
At 53, while Chair of Composition at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, he commenced rabbinical studies.
At 63, Rabbi Cotel reached the 63rd performance of his one-man program, Chronicles: A Jewish Life at the Classical Piano.