Noam Aviel has recently emerged on the international scene as one of the most dynamic young conductors. Hailed for her artistic excellence, versatility and charismatic stage presence, Noam Aviel has been recognized for her deep understanding of stylistic approaches in a wide range of repertoire from opera, jazz to symphonic, and rare sensitivity to the needs of the artists she collaborates with.
Born in Israel, Noam Aviel studied voice performance and orchestral conducting at Tel Aviv University, and later continued her studies in orchestral conducting at Illinois State University in the US. In 2017 Noam Aviel was appointed Assistant Conductor, later promoted to Associate Conductor, of the San Antonio Symphony where she has led the orchestra’s extensive educational, community and outreach concerts programme and acted as the cover conductor throughout the orchestra’s main season working closely with Sebastian Lang Lessing. In her role Noam Aviel quickly gained recognition for inventive programming and has been praised in the US press as one of 25 “Renaissance Women” who have shaped the city of San Antonio.
In her previous role as Assistant Conductor of the Opera San Antonio, Noam Aviel has worked on numerous productions including La Traviata, La Bohème, Macbeth, Carmen, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, as well as Las Fundaciones de Béjar by Joseph Julian Gonzalez. She was music director and conductor for the opera production of A Dinner Engagement by Lennox Berkeley as part of the Illinois Festival Opera, and she conducted performances of Street Scene by Kurt Weill at Illinois State University, where she served as Assistant Director of Orchestras.
In recent seasons Noam Aviel made highly successful debuts with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, the Raanana Symphonette as well as Opera Orlando in the US. Her upcoming engagements include first appearance at Mobile Opera Alabama conducting Donizetti's L’elisir d'amore, a symphonic debut with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony in C, a concert with the San Antonio Philharmonic in the US and a return to Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva.