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Moshe Atzmon

  • Conductor

Biography

Moshe Atzmon has conducted in all the important music centres of the world working with many of the great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic and the major London Orchestras. He has also recently returned to the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo and Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi of Milan. Moshe Atzmon was born in Hungary where he began his musical education in Budapest.


When he was thirteen his family emigrated to Israel where he continued at the Academies of Music in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem studying the cello, horn, conducting and composition. After graduating he became a professional horn player before continuing his conducting studies in 1960 at London’s Guildhall School of Music and working with the late Antal Dorati.


Three years later he took second prize at the Mitropoulos Conducting Competition in New York followed by the Leonard Bernstein Prize at Tanglewood and in 1964 he was awarded First Prize at the Liverpool International Conducting Competition.
Moshe Atzmon has made many recordings, principally for Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, EMI and BIS.