A formidable and incandescent presence on the podium, conductor Gisele Ben-Dor is described by the Los Angeles Times as "a star on the rise - a ferocious talent." "Ben-Dor casts her spell," the Boston Globe reported, "a tremendous musician, expert technician, charismatic performer." These comments reflect the overwhelming praise Ben-Dor has garnered in her appearances as guest conductor with major orchestras and ensembles around the world .

News & Highlights

CultureBuzz Converses with Gisele Ben-Dor - An int'l conductor with an Israeli touch

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Gisele Ben Dor featured in the January-February 2011 Fanfare Magazine

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Chicago Sinfonietta celebrates Dia de los Muertos, classically

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Upcoming performances include:

October 2012 – Prague Radio Autumn Festival, works by Poulenc, Renier, Boulanger and Debussy.

November 2012 -  Israel Chamber Orchestra

November 2012 -  Chicago Sinfonietta , works by De Falla, Ravel, Revueltas, Blas Galindo, Chavez, Piazzolla, Marquez, Moncayo and Bacalov

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New CD release

Ginastera: Popol Vuh - The Mayan Creation
Gisele Ben-Dor, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales


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Notable recent performances

 June 2011 - Hong-Kong Cultural Centre Hall. Debut with the Hong-Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme including Estancia by Ginastera, The Four Seasons  and the Concerto for Bandoneón Aconcagua  by Piazzolla and La noche de los Mayas by Revueltas, with violinist Karen Gomyo.

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   June 2011 -  Ensemble Meitar, Tel-Aviv “Einav” Hall , Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde

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   August 2011 – Uruguay, Nueva Congregacion Israelita ( N.C.I), 75th Anniversary celebration. Works by Bloch, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Verdi, Bacalov, Piazzolla, Gershwin, A.L. Weber and traditional Jewish and Israeli music.


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