Prof. Zeev Dorman
Zeev Dorman has made a significant mark as a conductor, instrumentalist, educator and administrator. He studied Musicology and Conducting at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel-Aviv University, and at the Guildhall School of Music, London. In 1987 he was recipient of the Francois Shapira Prize in conducting.
Zeev Dorman joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, and after completion of his professional studies in 1985, was appointed principal bassoonist and assistant conductor to Zubin Mehta. He was active in both capacities until his retirement from the IPO in 2011. He has conducted the Israel Philharmonic on numerous occasions to great acclaim in concert series, special concerts, educational programs and large scale productions. Throughout the years, he was prominently involved in the orchestra's artistic administration, serving from 1992 as a member of the Executive Committee, and from 2000-2009 as its chairman.
Zeev Dorman has maintained a vibrant independent conducting career, leading every major orchestra in Israel as well as orchestras in the US, Europe, and South America in major venues such as the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Barbican in London, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Tonhalle in Zurich.
A significant portion of his career has been devoted to the training of musicians in Israel and the cultivation of future audiences. As Music Director of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in the years 1987-2004, he trained generations of young orchestra players and soloists that today occupy leading positions in orchestras and music schools around the world. In 2004 he co-founded the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University and was appointed head of its Orchestral Training Program. He subsequently served as Head of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music from 2009 to 2015.
Zeev Dorman has brought some of the world's leading artists to work with young Israeli musicians at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music and, prior to its inception, at the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. These include conductors Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev and soloists Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, Maxim Vengerov, Pinchas Zukerman, Julian Rachlin and Mischa Maisky.