Israeli conductor wins US foothold

Israeli conductor wins US foothold


norman lebrecht

October 08, 2017

Noam Aviel has been named assistant conductor at the San Antonio Symphony.

She’s a graduate of the music faculties at Tel Aviv and Illinois universities.




  • George Marcus says:

    The beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

    • Steve P says:

      Mirror much?

    • Mark Henriksen says:

      non sequitur…

    • Ari says:

      George, the fact that you would stoop so low as to make such an insulting and misogynistic comment says more about you than anything else does. I actually know Noam personally (we did a conducting workshop together at the University of North Texas under David Itkin back in 2015). Not only is she beautiful, and not only is she kind, caring, friendly, and supportive to others, she is also a very gifted, talented, and intelligent conductor and musician. This wasn’t a beauty contest; this was a conducting position, and I can attest that she is by far more qualified than many others would have been. Why don’t you think about your words before you type them next time, okay?

    • Bruce says:

      It’s funny: so is good conducting.

  • Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

    Some (not ALL!) female conductors nowadays are like a piece of S. You can neither touch it nor put your foot on it even if it stinks, since otherwise you will become a “misogynist”.

    Why not just let her quality shine through the medieval, misogynistic jungle by showing us a video of her conducting? Maybe she is so good as Alondra de la Parra and her clip will go viral overnight?

    • RW2013 says:

      NO-ONE is as good as Alondra!
      Verstanden Analeck?

    • Ben says:

      There are a few YouTube videos of an “Noam Aviel” conducting at the Illnois State University from 2015. The clips are of rather low quality, but not as low as the orchestra’s intonation.

      Not sure if it’s the same “Noam Aviel”, however. The picture in this blog shows a much more photogenic and leaner person.

      • Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

        Sorry, I have to wash my ears after hearing a few bars of her KV 183.

        And here is an advice from a mom: Make your first date with a girl in a swimming pool. This is the only decent way to quickly find out how she actually looks like …

  • simonelvladtepes says:

    Since when is Noam a female name? Her parents expected a boy? Never heard of this practice (my first name is Noam).

  • George Marcus says:

    Ari Dear,
    Quod erat demonstrandum!

  • George Marcus says:

    You cannot be serious about de la Parra! Dudamel without.. and less BS