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Young Israeli is upgraded to GMD in Bremen

January 30, 2018 by norman lebrecht

4 comments.


Yoel Gamzou, hired last summer as music director of Theater Bremen, has been made Generalmusikdirektor and given a three-year contract extension.

Gamzou, 29, signed up last month with Michael Lewin’s agency in Vienna.

Amazing how quickly things can happen when an agent gets involved.


Comments (4)

  1. Olassus says:

    There is a long list now of impressive Israeli conductors:

    Inbal*
    Steinberg
    Oren*
    Fisch*
    Ettinger*
    Volkov*
    Meir Wellber*
    Shani

    … judging from (*) work I have heard. Must be a result of prioritizing musical education in that small country, and of capable teachers.

    1. Geniustracker says:

      All of these are middle of the road, not one of them being an exceptional musician.

  2. Theodore McGuiver says:

    Amazing how quickly things can happen when an agent gets involved.

    You said it. Especially with certain Levin plants.

  3. YoYo Mama says:

    While Jewish people often display great talent and leadership, Israel has a population of over 8 million, so it is not surprising if they produce a few good conductors in every generation. And they do have at least one good music school.


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