● Conductors

Yaron TraubYaron Traub

Yaron Traub has been Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Orquesta de Valencia, Spain, since autumn 2005. This ensemble can look back on a musical tradition of more than 60 years and boasts its own renowned concert hall - the Palau de la Musica. His first season there, which opened with Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony and closed with Verdi's Requiem, was hailed as a great success by both the public and the critics.

Yaron Traub works with some of the best-known soloists like Daniel Barenboim, Gidon Kremer, Radu Lupu, Alfred Brendel, Waltraud Meier, Victoria Mullova, Emanuel Ax and Hélène Grimaud.

Projects planned for the 2006/07 season include Wagner's Tristan und Isolde with Waltraud Meier, Schumann's Scenes from Faust and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Born in Tel Aviv, son of Chaim Taub, the former Concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Yaron Traub initially studied piano. After going to London in 1988 to study conducting, he went to train with Sergiu Celibidache in Munich. His path then led to Daniel Barenboim, who invited him to be his assistant at the Bayreuth Festival. This was followed by his appointment as Associate Conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position he held from 1994 to 1999, conducting the orchestra on numerous occasions. From 2002 to 2005 Yaron Traub was Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Israel Sinfonietta in Beersheba.

Since winning the Orchestra Prize in 1998 at the 4th International Kondrashin Conducting Competition in Amsterdam, he has conducted numerous orchestras world-wide including the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest of Holland. He has also worked in Australia with the Sydney and Melbourne symphony orchestras, with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon and the Kremerata Baltica. He has also appeared with the orchestra of the Accademia Santa Cecilia Rome, the Düsseldorf Symphony, the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hanover, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra.

In Spain he conducted the symphony orchestras in Seville, Barcelona, Bilbao, Tenerife, La Coruoa, Asturias and Gran Canaria before being appointed Principal Conductor of the Orquesta de Valencia.

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