”Raveh conducted by heart, clearly and persuasively, like he had the scores in his eyes pupils, like he was the music itself. Watching him and his connection with the orchestra was a great experience.”

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Praised by the critique as “frankly speaking – a musical genius” after his debut concert in November 2011 with the Szczecin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gil Raveh is an acclaimed musician who is internationally recognized for its unique approach to musical performance.

In 2012, Raveh was appointed principal Guest Conductor of the Berlin Sinfonietta, and in 2013 had his first collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and his Austrian debut in Brucknerfest Linz.  In September 2012 Raveh was appointed artistic director of the Norddeutsches Philharmonisches Akkordeon Orchester. 

In 2013 Raveh was honored to be invited by the internationally acclaimed conductor, Michail Jurowski to perform as his assistant and to accompany him in his travels and recordings. Raveh and Jurowski worked closely throughout the 2013/14 concert season. This introduced Raveh to an opportunity to further develop his career, by working with some of the most renowned German and European orchestras, such as Staatskapelle Dresden as part of the “4. Internationalen Schostakowitsch Tage Gohrisch“, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Tonkünstlerorchester Wien, Dresden Philharmonic, Oslo Opera, and more. In 2014 Raveh was the assistant conductor in the studio album recording for the distinguished German label – Deutsche Grammophone in Berlin with the DSO Berlin and the  DG aritist, the Violinist Virtuoso Nemanja Radulović.

Less than a year since his appointment as its Musical Director in September 2013, Raveh led the NPAO to its all time greatest achievement with its debut outside of Germany in Brucknerhaus – Linz, accepting the invitation from the highly acclaimed International Bruknerfest in Linz, Austria.
The performance, presenting very demanding pieces by Bach, Mozart, Bruckner and Stockhausen won praising reviews, and marked the orchestra’s first appearance on the international stage.
In December 2012 Raveh conducted the world premiere of Markus Stockhausen’s “Ein Glasperlenspiel” – a concerto for Trumpet, Harp and accordion orchestra – in “Beethovensaal” in Hannover. The piece was specially commissioned and composed for Raveh’s NPAO. The performance received a superb reviews, and was published two month later on a commercial CD.

In 2012 Raveh founded “International Masterclasses Berlin “where he is the artistic and managing director. IMB is a group of motivated and exciting professional musicians who is interested in changing the way orchestral music is studied, taught and performed. Since then IMB organized international masterclasses for conductors, cooperating with the Berlin Sinfonietta, and some of the most important conductors and musical pedagogues such as Prof. Colin Metters, Prof. Kenneth Kiesler (USA), Maestro Lior Shambadal, Prof. Lutz Köhler (UdK Berlin) and Maestro Michail Jurowski.

Raveh’s repertoire is extensive and varies. It indicates a very broad world view. His work includes conducting pieces from Baroque to the music of our time. His affection to contemporary music is reflected in number of premieres of Israeli composers such as Leon ShidlowskyNoam Sheriff and more. Somewere composed especially for him. Raveh’s long years’ experience in many musical styles such as jazz, electronic and rock, led him to intiate unique collaborations, including a special concert with the Israel Chamber orchestra and the world renowned Saxophone player, David Murray in the Tel -Aviv International Jazz – Festival, and the successful concert series in 2005 – 2009 Abbey Road – Live! – Tribute to the Beatles, which he initiated, produced and was its conductor and musical director.

Gil Raveh, born in Haifa, Israel. In 2004 he graduated with honors from the Buchmann – Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv University, where he studied under Prof. Noam Sheriff and Prof. Ami Ma’ayani.  Right after completing his academic studies Raveh was appointed as the assistant of the musical director, Maestro Noam Sheriff, in two well-known orchestras in Israel, the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra.

Raveh took part in master classes with some of the world’s leading conducting teachers such as
Jorma PanulaGennady Rozhdestvensky and Collin Metters, and his work has won much support by the America – Israel Cultural Foundation, The Annie Eisler – Lehmann foundation (Mainz, Germany), The Israeli Music Academy Scholarships at the Tel Aviv University and by private donors.

Gil Raveh holds both Israeli and Bulgarian citizenship, and speaks English, German and Hebrew.

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