In 1982, his composition Kadim (East Wind) won first prize in a competition for young composers organized by the Israel Sinfonietta Be'er Sheba. It was subsequently played by the major Israeli orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which also played it on their tour of Australia in 1989. In 1998, Kadim was played in Finland for the 50th Jubilee of Israel.
Among Rasiuk's other works, Edom Mountains for string orchestra was performed by the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony. His vocal works include The Market Street and Sodom Square, which won the Yoel Engel Prize for original Israeli music (1991) and was recorded for Israeli television, and others. Avoda Zara won the 1991 ACUM Prize and was premiered by the Haifa Symphony in 1993. It was also performed in Osaka, Japan, in 1995 by the Century Orchestra under the baton of Uri Segal. The premier performance of his work "A Prophet at the Gate" took place in Jeruslaem on October 2011, with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Tel Aviv Chamber Choir, "Ma'ayan" Choir (Chorus Master: Anat Morag) and the tenor Gabi Sade under the buton of Michael Shani. Rasiuk was the Laureate of the Prime Minister Prize for Composition in 1995.
Moshe Rasiuk teaches composition and harmony at the Levinsky College of Education in Tel-Aviv. He is the conductor of the Kfar Shmaryahu Choir since 1991.
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