Yael Front

Yael Front


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2017Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segretoConductor
2016Pergolesi: La Serva PadronaConductor
2016Massenet: CendrillonConductor
2015Mozart: Cosi fan tutteAssistant Conductor
2015Handel: AriodanteConductor
2015Portman: The Little PrinceConductor
2014Ullmann: Der Kaiser von AtlantisConductor
2014Hans Krása: BrundibárConductor
2014Monteverdi: L'OrfeoConductor


BIO for Yael Front

Up and coming conductor Yael Front is looking forward to an
exciting 2017-18 season as music director of the Cincinnati Chamber Opera and
the University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, as well as Conducting Fellow
with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Originally from Israel, Ms. Front has been living and
working in the United States since 2013. 
Soon after her arrival, she was named music director and principal
conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Opera. With this vibrant new company, Ms.
Front has had the pleasure of conducting unique and challenging works,
including Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Victor Ullmann, Händel’s Ariodante,
Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, and The Little Prince by Rachel Portman. 

In 2015, Ms. Front was awarded 3rd Prize in the London
Classical Soloists Conducting Competition and was selected to take over the
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In summer of 2016, Ms. Front
served as assistant conductor for both the National Music Festival in Maryland
and the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine. She is a recent recipient of both the
International Peace Scholarship from P.E.O. International and a John L. Magro
Foundation Scholarship.

Ms. Front graduated with honors from the Thelma Yellin High
School for the Arts. There, she began composing and arranging Israeli art
songs, instrumental pieces and music for the theater. In 2011, Ms. Front completed
a Bachelor’s degree in orchestral conducting from the Jerusalem Academy of
Music and Dance (JAMD), with Dr. Evgeny Tsirlin. At JAMD, Ms. Front was
conductor of the JAMD Wind Ensemble and assistant conductor for the JAMD
Chamber Choir, JAMD Symphony Orchestra and JAMD Opera. During her bachelor
studies, Ms. Front formed the ‘Gvanim’ Children’s Choir, Ramat Gan and in 2012,
she participated in the ‘Tedarim’ project, a year-long contemporary music
program for outstanding young musicians.

Ms. Front is currently finishing her doctoral studies in
orchestral conducting at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of
Cincinnati, with Mark Gibson after completing her Master’s degree there in
2015. At CCM, Ms. Front has led a wide range of works, notably Mozart’s Così
fan tutte, Cendrillon of Massenet, Adam’s Giselle, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8,
Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Cruel Sister, by Pulitzer-Prize winning
composer, Julia Wolfe.

During the 2017-18 season, Ms. Front is scheduled to conduct
symphonic, operatic and music theater works across the United States.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segreto Cincinnati Chamber Opera 2017
Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona Immediately Cincinnati Chamber Opera 2016
Massenet: Cendrillon Immediately College-Conservatory of Music 2016
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Immediately College-Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati) 2015
Handel: Ariodante Immediately Cincinnati Chamber Opera 2015


London Classical Soloists competition - 3rd prize