SERGIU NATRA was born in Rumania in 1924. He received his musical education at the Music Academy of Bucharest, where he studied with Prof. Leon Klepper. He settled in Israel in 1961 and has been active since both as a teacher and a composer. Until 1985 he was professor at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. In 1970 he won the Engel Prize and in 1984 he was awarded the Prime Minister's Composition Award to Israeli Composers.
Among Natra's works are the following compositions for harp: MUSIC for violin and harp (1960; IMI 010); PRAYER for harp (1970; IMI 181); DIVERTIMENTO for harp and strings (1976; IMI 6045); DISCOVERIES, a play for children with harps and percussion (1976); MUSIC for harp, horn, trumpet and trombone (1983; IMI 6473); MUSIC FOR NICANOR for harp, flûte, clarinet and string quartet (1988; IMI 6703); ANCIENT WALLS for trombone and harp (1990).