September 9th, 2023
Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic, Rzeszow, PolandSpecial Concert commemorating the Beatification of the Ulma family
National Philharmonic Choir Warsaw
Alon Harari – Countertenor
He has been music director of numerous orchestras and festivals in Germany, Croatia, and Argentina.
Highlights of Maestro Zur’s 2022-23 conducting season include the launch of his CD Alchemy for Naxos, his Greek debut with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Rzeszów Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, and his Southeast Asian conducting debut with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in Manila, amongst others.
In November 2023 he is invited to give his debut with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Goiás in Brazil. Further highlights of 2023-2024 include his return to the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra and a special concert with soloist Philippe Quint in the Łancut Music Festival in Poland.
Diego Caetano – Piano
Masterclass for Singers focusing on opera interpretation and role preparation
In cooperation with the Mozarteum Salta
R. Schumann – Introduktion, Scherzo und Finale
J. Haydn – Cello Concerto in C Major
J. Haydn – Symphony No. 82 “The bear”
Z. Kodaly – A Summer’s Evening
G. Bottesini – Double Bass Concerto
A. Dvorak – Symphony No. 6
Season Closing Gala
Born into a family of musicians, Noam Zur started learning piano and trombone in childhood, before deciding to study conducting at the age of 15. During his studies at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, he also took lessons in double-bass and minored in Philosophy at the Tel-Aviv University. Between 2006 and 2008 he had the honour of working as an assistant to Mo. Pierre Boulez within the framework of the “Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra”.
Although having started his musical journey in a purely symphonic background, Noam Zur is equally at home in the opera pit as he is on the concert stage. With more than 20 years of professional experience, his repertoire includes about 50 operas and more than 450 symphonic works.
Noam Zur’s family background is international and multilingual. His mother’s family fled from Germany and Austria to Argentina in 1938, where his mother was born. His father’s family emigrated from Eastern Europe to Israel. Noam Zur holds a dual citizenship and grew up with four native languages (Hebrew, English, German, and Spanish).
After holding a series of Kapellmeister and assistantship jobs in the German-speaking region of Europe, Noam Zur greatly increased his international activities in the decade preceding the coronavirus pandemic. He has directed orchestras on five continents as a guest conductor, and has held music directorships in Germany, Croatia, and Argentina. Being “ Director Titular ” of the Salta State Symphony Orchestra in Argentina, he treasured the opportunity to be close to his last surviving grandparent in Buenos Aires during the last few years of her life.
While focusing his main artistic work in Europe and Israel, Noam Zur continues to cultivate his international activities well beyond those borders. He firmly believes that classical music is a globally understood art form which belongs to all humanity, regardless of cultural boundaries. His commitment to sharing this passion regularly leads him to appear with orchestras and opera companies on five continents and to engage with diverse audiences, making classical music accessible to EVERYONE.