Coriolan Overture‚ Op. 62 / L. v
"Temerari... Come scoglio... Così ognor", Così fan Tutte / W. A. Mozart, Yael Front - Conductor
Scheherazade, Op. 35 / N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Mvt. III - Yael Front, Conductor
"Ei Parte... Senti... Ah No!", "Per pietà" - Così fan Tutte/ W. A. Mozart - Yael Front, Conductor
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
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.
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|