Noam Zur

Conductor and composer Noam Zur is in equally highly 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 Conductor of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra’s "Tino Pattiera“ International Opera Arias Festival and from 2017, he is Music director of the State Symphony Orchestra of Salta, Argentina.

In the years 2011-2015 he was the Principal Conductor & Artistic Associate with the Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt. 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. Zur regularly performs with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn (Germany), with the Chautauqua Institution Symphony Orchestra, (NY, USA), the Orquesta Sinfonica UNCUYO in Mendoza and the Camerata IUNA in Buenos Aires (Argentina), with the symphony orchestra of Xalapa (Mexico), the Baltycka State Opera Gdansk and the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Łódź (Poland), the WDR Rundfunkorchester (Cologne), the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Radio Orchestra, the Israeli Opera in Tel-Aviv and the Volksoper in Vienna amongst many others. In 2006, Maître Pierre Boulez chose Noam Zur as his assistant as well as consultant and conductor for the Lucerne Festival Academy (2006-2008). Noam Zur was Principal Resident Conductor at the Aalto Theater Essen until August 2010. During 2005-2007, Noam Zur was Principal Resident Conductor and Deputy Music Director of the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra of Heidelberg, Germany. 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. In addition to his composing and conducting carreer, Zur is also an active educator, having led masterclasses for conductors, instrumentalists and singers and having been engaged as guest professor in Israel, Argentina, Mexico and Romania. 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 August of 2016, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra appointed Noam Zur as Principal Guest Conductor.