He is a French horn player and conductor who was born in Budapest, Hungary and emigrated to Tel Aviv, Israel, when he was 13 years old.
His musical education began in Budapest and he continued his musical education, studying French Horn at the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv conservatories. He started his career playing the instrument until he moved to London to study conducting with Antal Dorati at the Guildhall School of Music. He has won several conducting prizes, including the second prize in the Mitropoulos Conductors’ Competition and the Leonard Bernstein Prize at Tanglewood.
He has conducted many orchestras and opera houses including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic , North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Danish Theatre, the Hamburg Opera and the Nagoya Philharmonic, for which he is now Honorary Conductor. He has been the Chief Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and is currently the General Director of Music at the opera in Dortmund and, since 1999, the Principal Conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra .
Here he is conducting Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 Movement 1…