Zenamon, Jaime Mirtenbaum
Zenamon was born in Bolivia as the son of European immigrants. He studied guitar and composition in Israel, Spain, Portugal and in various countries in South America where he was a student of numerous teachers including Abel Carlevaro. Extended concert tours took him through South America and to Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition to touring, he composed a multitude of pieces for guitar and various instruments and instrumentations, guitar and chamber ensemble and guitar and orchestra. These pieces reflect the conditions of his nomadic professional life. Both the unconventional rhythm and harmony of contemporary guitar music as well as the South American folk instrument tradition have been major influences upon his compositional style.