Israeli conductor Karin Ben-Josef has recently conducted Don Pasquale (Donizetti) in the Israeli Opera House. She is the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the ‘Israeli Musical Fest’ held in Bat-Yam for it’s 4th year and Assistant Conductor at the Israeli Opera House since 2011. Her former engagements include Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Ben-Dorit Symphony orchestra (2008-2013) and Resident Conductor at the Israeli Sinphonietta Be’er-Sheva (2007-2011).
Frequently in demand as a guest conductor, Ms. Ben-Josef has led the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, The Oxford Philomusica, The Brandenburger Symphoniker, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, The Israel Symphony orchestra Rishon-Lezion, The Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Ra’anana Symphonette, and more. In 2011-2012 She led the Jerusalem-Weimar Symphony Orchestra in several honorary concerts in Germany and Israel, and has conducted the Polyphony Foundation Chamber Orchestra in a concert tour around New-York.
Ms. Ben-Josef holds a master degree in orchestral conducting from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She was the recipient of some prestigious awards as the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award for Excellence in Conducting in 2008 and First Prize winner of the Hanna Yidor-Avni ‘Haydn Conducting Competition’ in 2007.