Dr. Elam Rotem is a harpsichordist, composer, and singer. He is the founder and director of Profeti della Quinta. He specialized in historical performance practice at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, and graduated with a master’s degree in continuo playing and another in improvisation and composition. In 2014, Rotem established the award winning resources website Early Music Sources (www.earlymusicsources.com). In 2016, he finished his PhD thesis with distinction ("Early Basso Continuo Practice: Implicit Evidence in the Music of Emilio de’ Cavalieri"), within a new collaborative program between the Schola Cantorum in Basel and the University of Würzburg, Germany.


- Rappresentatione di Giuseppe e i suoi Fratelli / Joseph and his Brethren
Musical drama in three acts, composed in the spirit of the early operas.
Pan Classics, March 2014.
- Quia Amore Langueo
Song of Songs and Dark Biblical Love Tales.
Pan Classics, May 2015.
- The Lamentations of David
YouTube and streaming services, April 2020


- Emilio de' Cavalieri, Lamentations and responsories for the holy week
Biblioteca Vallicelliana MS 0 31, Facsimile and critical edition by Elam Rotem, Quellenkataloge zur Musikgeschichte, Band 62 (Wilhelmshaven: Florian Noetzel, 2014). Now also available for free on IMSLP.
- PhD: "Early Basso Continuo Practice: Implicit Evidence in the Music of Emilio de' Cavalieri" (University of Würzburg, 2016) [link]
- The Carlo G Manuscript (ca. 1600–1620) 
Selected pieces, edition by Elam Rotem. Free online edition on IMSLP (2017).
- "The Carlo G manuscript: New light on early seventeenth century accompaniment and diminutions practices", in Basler Beiträge zur Historischen Musikpraxis 39, Schwabe verlag 2019. [Link to download].

Photo by Theresa Pewal