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Famous Conductors from Israel

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List of notable or famous conductors from Israel, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in Israel and even some popular conductors who immigrated to Israel. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Israeli conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from Israel is included when available.

This list has everything from Itzhak Perlman to Daniel Barenboim.

This historic conductors from Israel list can help answer the questions "Who are some Israeli conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from Israel?" These prominent conductors of Israel may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Israeli conductors.

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    Amos Meller

    Amos Meller (1938-January 23, 2007) is best remembered as an Israeli composer and conductor. He was born in Kibbutz Ein HaHoresh and died in Tel Aviv. In his lifetime, he was a member if the Israeli volleyball team, a flutist, a violinist, and a poet. During his career he led orchestras in China, Moscow, and France. In March 2003 he was asked to direct the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra and also the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra of Taiwan. He was the first Israeli to direct these orchestras....  more
    • Age: 83
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    Daniel Barenboim, KBE (German: [ˈbaːʁənbɔʏm]; Hebrew: דניאל בארנבוים‎; born 15 November 1942) is a pianist and conductor who is a citizen of Argentina, Israel, Palestine, and Spain. The current general music director of the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and La Scala in Milan. Barenboim is known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Barenboim has received many awards and prizes, including seven Grammy awards, an...  more
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Daniel Oren (Hebrew: דניאל אורן; born 1955) is an Israeli conductor....  more
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Israel
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    Eliahu Inbal (born 16 February 1936, Jerusalem) is an Israeli conductor. Inbal studied violin at the Israeli Academy of Music and took composition lessons with Paul Ben-Haim. Upon hearing him there, Leonard Bernstein endorsed a scholarship for Inbal to study conducting at the Conservatoire de Paris, and he also took courses with Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara in Hilversum, Netherlands. At Novara, he won first prize at the 1963 Guido Cantelli conducting competition. Inbal made most of his early appearances in Italy, but a successful British debut in 1965 with the London Philharmonic led to a number of other engagements with British orchestras. He subsequently worked with a number of...  more
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine