Composer, show creator and performer Guy Mendilow is fascinated by the power of music to shape the ways we experience stories, whether virtual, fictitious or real. A citizen of Israel, Great Britain and the United States, Mendilow began his professional stage career at age ten, touring internationally and domestically with the American Boy choir and singing some two hundred concerts a year in venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Years later, Mendilow directs an international ensemble combining world class musicianship with cinematographic storytelling to bring attention to under-represented music, cultures and language, with a specialty in Sephardic songs from the Mediterranean and Balkans.
Mendilow earned his Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College, his Masters in Music from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, and his International Certification in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from the Longy School of Music. He is currently a candidate for the advanced Dalcroze Eurythmics License degree under the mentorship of Lisa Parker.
Alongside enthusiastic reception at performing arts centers like the Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA), Port Theatre (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada), Teatró Principal (Zamora, Spain) and the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA), Mendilow’s ensemble is enthusiastically received at festivals like the Chicago World Music Festival (Chicago, IL), International Festival of Arts and Ideas (New Haven, CT) and Festival Mémoire et Racines (Joliette, QC, Canada). Mendilow is a frequent visiting artist in universities including Harvard University, University of Washington, Emory University, Cornell University and Brandeis University, where he presents on a range of topics from the responsibilities of artists working with traditional material to improvisation as a tool for leadership. He and his ensemble are sought out by leading cultural organizations like Celebrity Series of Boston for their community impact through immersive residencies and thoughtful outreach.