Yaniv Dinur

Named the 2019 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Fellow (the largest award for conductors in the US), Yaniv Dinur is currently Resident Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony and Music Director of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. The League of American Orchestras honored the New Bedford Symphony by selecting it to be one of the orchestras to perform at the 2021 League Conference. Mr. Dinur is lauded for his bold and beautiful programming, insightful interpretations, and unusual ability to connect with audiences.

Recent and upcoming highlights include subscription debuts with the symphonies of Detroit, Fort Worth, Houston, and Sarasota, as well as return engagements with the San Diego Symphony, and the Peninsula (Wisconsin) and Round Top (Texas) festivals. Among other U.S. guest conducting appearances are the Louisiana Philharmonic, New World Symphony, and the San Antonio Symphony.

Yaniv Dinur made his conducting debut at the age of 19 with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, which led to multiple return engagements. Following his European debut, he was invited to perform with the Israel Camerata in Jerusalem, making him the youngest conductor ever to conduct a professional orchestra in Israel. Since then, he has conducted orchestras around the world, including the Israel Philharmonic, State Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Portugal Symphony Orchestra, Torino Philharmonic, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.

Yaniv Dinur is also a professional-level pianist and a passionate music educator, who is committed to exposing new audiences to classical music. He often gives pre-concert talks and lectures in which he incorporates live demonstrations on the piano, aiming to reveal surprising connections between pieces, composers, and eras.

Mr. Dinur has worked closely with such world-class conductors as Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pinchas Zukerman, the late Kurt Masur, and Jorma Panula. He holds a Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, where he was a student of Kenneth Kiesler.


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Illinois Symphony Orchestra (NEW Date!)

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ TBD
ISU Center for the Performing Arts, Normal, IL
Concert Comments:  TBD

** Sunday, November 5, 2023 @ 3:00 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center, Springfield, IL
Concert Comments:  2:15 PM
** Note: Springfield concert takes place on a Sunday afternoon.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Family Pops (NEW Date!)

Friday, January 26, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center, Springfield, IL

Saturday, January 27, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
ISU Center for the Performing Arts, Normal, IL

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