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Omer Meir Wellber

  • Conductor

Biography

Omer Meir Wellber performed with the Israeli Sinfonietta, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, The Jerusalem symphony orchestra, Haifasymphony Orchestra the Israel Symphony Orchestra of Rishon Le’Zion. He conducted approximately 10 Premiers of Israeli and modern music.

The Israeli Sinfonietta performed his Suite for Strings Orchestra, Bassoon and Clarinet, Piano Concerto no. 1, and His Mandolin Concerto. In the field of Chamber Music, His music is performed by several ensembles including "Kaprisma" which performed Wellber's "Music for Ten Instruments" during their European tour, "Musica Nuova" which performed his Oboe Quintet "The last Leaf" and "Amber Trio-Vienna" with whom he performed playing the Accordion in his own “Piano Trio and Accordion”.

In December 2004, Wellber conducted the world premier of his Viola Concerto which was dedicated and performed by Amichai Grosz-Viola (The Jerusalem Quartet) and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. For the past five years, Wellber has been receiving the full scholarship for excelled musicians from the America– Israel CulturalFoundation.

During the 2005/2006 season, Wellber conducted the productions of Die Zauberflute and Un Ballo in Maschera at the New Israeli Opera – Tel Aviv.

In February 2005, Wellber was a second assistant conductor at the Wozzeck production at the Israeli Opera under Maestro Asher Fisch with whom he still works today.

In the past seasons, Wellber conducted La Traviata, La Forza del Destino, Turandot, Madama Butterfly and La Gioconda, L'elisir D'amore, Il Trovatore and Cosi fan Tutte at the Israeli Opera.

In February 2007, Wellber conducted a Gala concert in Beijing, China, with the Bejing Philharmonic Orchestra.


In September 2008, he conducted a special concert for the 60th anniversary of Israel. Shlomo Mintz will play with Wellber and both the Istanbul symphony orchestra and the Raanana Symphonette.

In October, Wellber conducted the production of Aida in Teatro Verdi – Padova. He was chosen as one of 2008 surprise artists in Italy by the Classic Voice Magazine.

 

Last season, Wellber conducted both the productions of Boito's Mefistofeles and Janacek's The Cunning little Wixen at Israeli Opera-Tel Aviv and assisted and studied with Maestro Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden – Berlin and at La Scala in Milan. He conducted Aida with the Orchestra of La Scala at Israeli Opera-Tel Aviv and symphonic concerts in Verona and at La Fenice in Venice, with great success of public and critics.

 

He recently obtained a huge success with Tosca at Berlin Staatsoper.

 

Future engagements include: a new production of Daphne at Sempreoper in Dresden, three new productions of Trovatore, Rigoletto and Traviata in Wien-Festwochen, Tosca and Werther at La Scala, Aida, Eugene Onegin and Mefistofele in Valencia, Carmen and Tosca at Berlin Staatsoper, La traviata in Tel Aviv, Tosca at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, as well as symphonic concerts with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra de Paris, Orchestra della RAI di Torino, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Filarmonica della Scala and Russian National Orchestra.