Noam Aviel, conductor

Biography

Noam Aviel has emerged as a dynamic conductor on the international scene. Hailed for her artistic excellence, versatility, and charismatic stage presence, Noam Aviel has been recognized for her deep understanding of stylistic approaches in a wide range of repertoire including opera, symphonic, and jazz with a rare sensitivity to the needs of the artists with whom she collaborates.

Born in Israel, Noam Aviel studied voice performance and orchestral conducting at Tel Aviv University, and later continued her studies in orchestral conducting at Illinois State University in the United States. In 2017, Noam Aviel was appointed Assistant Conductor and was later promoted to Associate Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony, where she has led the orchestra’s extensive educational, community and outreach concerts programme and acted as the cover conductor throughout the orchestra’s main season working closely with Sebastian Lang Lessing. In this role, Noam Aviel quickly gained recognition for inventive programming and has been praised as one of 25 “Renaissance Women” who have shaped the city of San Antonio.

Noam Aviel has also worked on numerous productions at Opera San Antonio, including La Traviata, La Bohème, Macbeth, Carmen, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, as well as Las Fundaciones de Béjar by Joseph Julian Gonzalez. She was music director and conductor for the opera production of A Dinner Engagement by Lennox Berkeley as part of the Illinois Festival Opera, and she conducted performances of Street Scene by Kurt Weill at Illinois State University, where she served as Assistant Director of Orchestras.

In recent years Noam Aviel made highly successful debuts with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva as well as the Raanana Symphonette, and she has been immediately reinvited for the 2021/22 season. Her upcoming engagements also include a symphonic debut in Sweden with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and an operatic debut with Opera Orlando in the US conducting performances of a contemporary work Lizbeth by Thomas Albert.

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Review
Reflecting on the Spring season of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra concerts
Dailymaverick
Tue, 2022-11-29
The third concert: Fauré, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn The most invigorating sounds of the season came in the third week, which was conducted by the Israeli dynamo Noam Aviel. The opening work was the lovely Pelléas et Mélisande suite by Fauré. Fauré’s music is both ethereal and refined, written with a subtle artfulness that somehow still peers deep inside. It offers visions of the world within, that words cannot reach. Aviel and the JPO cushioned his music written for the tragic love story in lucid, affectionate warmth that immediately brought out the special charms of his work, even in something so miniature. The concert ended with Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, one of the most enlivening in the repertory, and the one with the brightest opening. Aviel’s luminous energy matched Mendelssohn’s radiant sunniness marvellously, and the sparks she emitted were enough for any jaded listener to prick up his ears as soon as the first notes sounded in the woodwinds. Aviel highlighted each melody as it bounced around the orchestra, and her dynamism clearly flowed out into the audience too, which met the end of the concert with a resounding ovation.
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Photo: Siggi Ragnar

Photo: Siggi Ragnar

Photo: Siggi Ragnar

Photo: Siggi Ragnar

Photo: Siggi Ragnar

Photo: Siggi Ragnar

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