Ariel Zuckermann

Ariel Zuckermann has been Music Director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra since the 2015/2016 season and is one of the most sought-after conductors of the younger generation. He studied conducting with the legendary Jorma Panula at the Royal Music Academy of Stockholm and later with Bruno Weil at Munich’s Musikhochschule where he graduated in May 2004. In January 2007 he was appointed Music Director for the renowned Georgian Chamber Orchestra.

The 2017/2018 season takes off with an exciting tour with the Australian Youth Orchestra with six performances throughout Australia and a CD recording. Other reinvitations lead him to the Tonkünstler Orchestra with appearances at Vienna Musikverein, DalaSinfoniettan and the Telavi Festival in Tbilisi. Ariel Zuckermann is making conducting débuts with MDR Sinfonieorchester and Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock.

Zuckermann started off his conducting career in 2003/2004 as Assistant Conductor to Iván Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra, resulting in a number of critically acclaimed performances. He then made well-received débuts with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at Berlin’s Philharmonie in 2007, and with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi on tour in Spain in 2009.

Other recent engagements have included concerts and recordings with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Riga Sinfonietta, Bayerische Staatsorchester, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, KBS Radio Orchestra Seoul, Bremen Philharmonic, Hungarian National Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, as well as Zurich, Basel and Stuttgart Chamber orchestras and Camerata Salzburg. He made his opera début at Munich’s Gärtnerplatztheater leading a new production of Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma.

Winner of numerous international competitions, Ariel Zuckermann began his musical career as a flautist. He studied flute in Munich with Paul Meisen and András Adorján.

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