Israel Camerata Jerusalem
The Israel Camerata Jerusalem is the leading chamber orchestra in Israel, performing regularly in Israel and abroad. The Camerata was founded in 1983 by Avner Biron, who has been its music director and permanent conductor ever since. During almost four decades of activity, the orchestra has toured all over the world, performing, among others, at Carnegie Hall in New York, Philharmonie Hall in Berlin, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and other major venues in Paris, Madrid, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Beijing, Shanghai, Melbourne, and Sydney.
The Camerata is highly acclaimed for its interpretation and recordings of an extensive repertoire, from the Baroque and Classical periods to the music of our time. In addition to the traditional repertoire, the Orchestra is involved in performances of unknown and newly discovered music of different periods, as well as premieres of contemporary works, Israeli music and works written especially for Avner Biron and the Camerata.
As a chamber orchestra of thirty-five regular members, the Camerata frequently collaborates with renowned instrumentalists and vocalists (soloists and choirs) from around the world. Additionally, the orchestra is highly active in advancing young Israeli musicians and musical culture in Israel in general.