NOAM ZUR, Conductor/Dirigent

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Born into a family of musicians, Noam Zur decided to study conducting at the age of 15. During his studies at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, he also minored in Philosophy at the Tel-Aviv University. Between 2006 and 2008 he had the honour of working as an assistant to Mo. Pierre Boulez within the framework of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra.

His repertoire includes about 50 operas and more than 450 symphonic works from all styles and periods, which he has performed on five continents in over 20 years of professional experience.

After his graduation, he gained experience in the opera repertoire in the German system. Between 2005 and 2007 he served as Principal Resident Conductor and Deputy Music Director of the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra of Heidelberg, and from 2008 to 2010 as Principal Resident Conductor of the Aalto Theatre in Essen, Germany.

In the years 2011-2015 he was the “Principal Conductor & Artistic Associate” with the KammerPhilharmonie Frankfurt in Germany.

In August 2016, the musicians of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra chose him to be their Principal Guest Conductor. From 2015, he was the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the annual “Tino Pattiera International Opera Arias Festival” (Dubrovnik, Croatia) for four years.
In 2017, Noam Zur assumed the post of Music Director and Chief Conductor (Director Titular) of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta in Argentina, a position he has held until November 2020.

Noam Zur is also active as a composer and arranger. His composition “A Month of Sundays (Hommage à Steve Reich)” for solo violin and live electronics was premiered by the zamus Köln in a live-streamed concert in December 2020.
In August 2016, he recorded his own arrangement of Debussy’s Préludes (Livre I) for chamber orchestra with the WDR Funkhausorchester Köln for the German Radio. The Préludes have been performed in Germany, Israel, Rumania, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Argentina.

His chamber orchestra arrangement of William Grant Still’s “Dismal Swamp” was commissioned by Maestro Kenneth Woods and the English Symphony Orchestra. In July 2022, the English Symphony Orchestra gave the world première of this orchestration under the direction of Maestro Woods.

Noam Zur has recorded for Classic Concert Records and for Naxos, as well as extensively for radio, TV and Internet Streams across Europe and Israel, as well as Middle and South America.