Young Israeli is Germany’s new music director

May 14, 2017 by norman lebrecht


Yoel Gamzou has been named music director in Bremen.

Yoel – who is 29, not 30 as stated in German media – is a multi-talented, thoughtful composer who has created and recorded his own version of Mahler’s tenth symphony. He has previously been Kapellmeister in Kassel, where Mahler preceded him.

Comments (7)

  1. Boris Asmaroff says:

    Yoel Gamzou is 30 years old… Was born on March 10, 1987. Please correct, Norman.

    1. norman lebrecht says:

      Yoel told me yesterday he is 29. Take it up with him.

      1. Zalman says:

        Is it significant ?

        1. David L. says:

          Yes… I would expect a future Music Director (who is supposed to be a social figure/leader) to be honest with himself, but more important – with his audience and colleagues. This example, is certainly not in his favor.

          1. Zalman Blaier says:

            You are exaggerating…maybe he will be 30 this year?

  2. Yoel Gamzou says:

    Just in order to clarify this – Norman is absolutely correct, I am 29, only turning 30 next year. I hope I don’t have to submit a copy of my passport in order to remove all doubt…?

    1. Zalman Blaier says:

      It’s O.K. My point is that it is not a significant detail to argue about…

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