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Born 1981, Noam Zur is in equally high demand as a guest conductor for both the operatic and the symphonic repertoires. His repertoire includes over 30 operas and more than 250 symphonic works from all styles and periods.

Since 2015, he is the Artistic Director and Chief Conductorof the "Tino Pattiera International Opera Arias Festival" in and in 2016 was appointed as Principal Guest conductor of Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Croatia.
In the years 2011-2015 he was the Principal Conductor & Artistic Associate with the Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt.
Previous positions included Principal Resident Conductorat the Aalto Theater Essen(2007 - 2010), Principal Resident Conductor and Deputy Music Director of the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra of Heidelberg (2005-2007).  He was assistant to Maître Pierre Boulez as well as consultant and conductor for the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra (2006-2008).

2016 highlights included the CD recording and performance of his own arrangement to Debussy's First book of preludes with the WDR Radio Orchestra (Funkhausorchester) in Cologne, Germany, his return to Xalapa Mexico, The Bucharest National Opera, and other concerts in Israel, Germany, Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic, Argentina & Romania. Maestro Noam Zur is also in demand as an arranger and orchestrator. His orchestrations have been performed in Germany, Israel, Mexico and the Netherlands. 

In May 2015 he gave his successful debut with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn. In the 2014-2015 season Noam Zur expanded his work in South and Middle America significantly. He gave his first appearance in Mendoza, Argentina, as well as being engaged as a guest professor in UNCUYO University in Mendoza and the Unviersidad Nacional des Artes in Buenos Aires in October 2014. He was also invited to perform with the orchestra of Xalapa (Mexico, April 2015) and gave his debut at the Baltycka State Opera Gdansk (Poland, March 2015). Additionally, he returned to numerous orchestras and opera companies in Europe and Israel, such as the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Maestro Noam Zur is also in demand as an arranger and orchestrator. His orchestrations have been performed in Germany, Israel, Mexico and the Netherlands. In August 2016 he will record the world premiere CD of his orchestrations for chamber orchestra of Debussy's piano Preludes with the WDR Funkhausorchester in Cologne, Germany.

In the summer of 2013 Zur was a faculty member of the „International Vocal Arts Institute“ (in conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera), where he was in charge of a new production of “Le Nozze di Figaro” in Tel-Aviv.

In September 2013 Maestro Noam Zur celebrated his German Radio Début with the WDR Rundfunkorchester (Cologne), gave his debut with the Louisville Orchestra (KY, USA) in November 2013 and appeared for the first time with the ENESCU Philharmonic Orchestra

Bucharest in January 2014. He also returned, a.o., to the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Camerata, and the Israel Symphony Orchestra.

In 2012-2013 he performed for the first time with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen (Germany), the Orchestre d’Auvergne (France), the Plzeň Radio Philharmonic(Czech Republic) and the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Łódź (Poland) a.o.

In addition to his yearly concerts with the Filarmonica de Stat Transilvania, Romania, he was also a guest professor between 2012 and 2014 at the "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy and led masterclasses for conductors and concerts with the academy orchestra.

In August 2012, Zur gave his highly praised North American Début at the Chautauqua Festival in NY, USA, (August 2012).

During the same season he conducted the Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt at theKulturwald Festival in Bavaria (Die Zauberflöte & Symphony concert with Pianist Daniil Trifonov), the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic,the Jerusalem Radio Symphony Orchestraand gave his débuts with the Israel Symphony Orchestra and the Israeli Opera, the Romanian National Opera Iasi, and the National Opera Bucharest, as well as performing with many other orchestras in Europe.

During the previous years, his engagements took Mº Zur for a tour with the Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt in Israel, as well as on numerous débuts and return visits such as with the Israel Camerata, Thüringer Symphoniker, Netania-Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra and the Musikcollegium Winterthur,  at the Wiener Volksoper with Die Zauberflöte, Die Fledermaus, and Hansel und Gretel, with the Bratislava Radio Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano, and the Northern Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Teplice.

Since 2001, Zur performed in major concert halls and with leading orchestras in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Estonia, Romania, Scandinavia, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Argentina and Israel.

 

Updated January 2017
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