Avner Biron, Conductor
Avner Biron is the founder, Music Director and Permanent Conductor of the Israel Camerata Jerusalem. He has conducted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva and orchestras throughout the world. He was Music Director of several festivals, including Abu Gosh and the Music and Nature Festival in the Galilee. During 1994-2005 he was head of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he established the department of Arabic Music, the department for Multidisciplinary Music and the Academy Chamber Orchestra. He was a member of the Standing Committee of the organization of Academic Institutions for Music in Europe (AEC). Biron began his musical career as a flutist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and as a solo flutist with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. He studied biology at the Jerusalem Hebrew University and conducting in Vienna and the Salzburg Mozarteum. He has also been active as a solo flutist and a flute teacher. In 2005 he was awarded the Minister of Education Prize.