Yaron Gottfried, Conductor
Yaron Gottfried is a conductor, composer and pianist – a multidisciplinary musician who bridges classical, contemporary and jazz music. He held the position of Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Netanya-Kibbutz Orchestra during 2002- 2013. He graduated the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, under Maestro Mendi Rodan. In 2014 he was awarded the “Israeli Prime Minister’s Award for Composers”. Gottfried is a frequent guest at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and he is regularly invited to conduct major orchestras worldwide such as: WDR Funkhausorchester, Maggio Musicale Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Beijing Symphony, Tbilisi Symphony ,Thüringen Symphony, Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra Debrecen, New Chamber Orchestra and Chorus of Potsdam, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Israel Symphony Rishon Le Zion, Jerusalem Symphony, Camerata Jerusalem, Raanana Symphonette, Beer-Sheva Sinfonietta among others. His works are published by SIKORSKI Music Publishing. Gottfried is head of the Composition and Conducting Department at “Rimon School for Contemporary music and Jazz”.