Biography

Elinor Rufeizen is an Israeli conductor graduated from The Juilliard School with a master’s degree in orchestral conducting studying with mentors Alan Gilbert and David Robertson. She made appearances at Alice Tully Hall, Kaufman Music Center, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Severance Hall, Cité de la Musique and Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival.

She is a recipient of the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship, Charles Schiff Conducting Award for Outstanding Achievement, Morse Teaching Fellowship award and scholarships given by the American-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Elinor conducted the Dallas Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, The Juilliard Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Metropolis Ensemble, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Hagalil Orchestra among other ensembles.

She collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Daniil Trifonov, Susan Graham, members of the Ébène, Kronos, Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets, and collaborated with living composers Jörg Widmann, Shulamit Ran, Steven Stucky, Steven Mackey, Philippe Hersant and Andrew Norman.

Elinor Rufeizen

Season 2021-22 includes her residence as a conducting fellow with the Dallas Opera, her conducting debuts with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra and Stadttheater Giessen. She was an assistant conductor for the New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra and Orlando Philharmonic.

In December 2021, Elinor was selected to work with Riccardo Muti and conduct Nabucco with Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini in Fandazione Prada, Milan, and in 2020, she was chosen a semi-finalist at the Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition.

Elinor worked as an assistant conductor for John Adams, Barbara Hannigan, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Xian Zhang and Marin Alsop. She had masterclasses with Gianandrea Noseda, Matthias Pintscher, Louis Langrée and David Zinman, and was invited to participate at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2018.

As a clarinetist, she has a Bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, being mentored by Franklin Cohen, former principal clarinetist of the Cleveland Orchestra. She won the CIM (Cleveland Institute of Music) Concerto Competition on her freshman year and was invited to study at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Philipe Berrod, principal clarinetist of Orchestre de Paris. She continued her conducting training at the Buchman-Mehta Music Academy in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Calendar

August 13, 2022 @ 7pm | Lunenburg, Nova Scatia, Canada

EQUILIBRIUM Young Artists co-conducting with Barbara Hannigan

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Maurice Delage, Quatre Poèmes hindous - Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Ravel, Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

May 7, 8, 2022 @ 7pm | Steinmetz Hall, Orlando, Florida

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra assistant conducor

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George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Mozart: Symphony No. 35
Orff: Carmina burana

April 5, 2022 @ 10:30am| Carnegie Hall Link-Up concert

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra guest conductor

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Excerpts from:
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9
Copland, Appalachian Spring
Dvorak, 'New World' Symphony No. 9
Stravinsky 'Firebird'

Feb 3, 4, 5, 2022 @ 7pm | The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

National Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Missy Mazzoli: Violin Conerto ~ World Premiere
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Jan 27, 28, 29, 2022 @ 7pm | The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

National Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Beethoven: Overture to The Consecration of the House
George Walker: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3

Jan 20, 21, 22, 2022 @ 7pm | The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

National Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Beethoven: Leonore No. 3- Overture
William Grant Still: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Jan 13, 15, 17, 2022 @ 7pm | The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

National Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
George Walker: Sinfonia No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

18 Dec, 2021 | Hart Institute, Dallas Opera

Greater Bridgeport Symphony, conducting debut

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Rossini, La Gazza ladra overture
Arias from Freischütz, Don Giovanni and Fledermaus
Tchaikovsky, Waltz of the flowers
J. Strauss II, Donner und Blitz Polka
J. Strauss II, Kaiserwaltzer
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Mendelssohn, 'Italian' Symphony No. 4

1-6 Nov, 2021 | Hart Institute, Dallas Opera

Dallas Opera Residency, Conducting Fellow

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Prucell, Dido and Aneas
Mazzolli, Breaking the Waves

18 March, 2021 | The Juilliard School, room 543 Digital Concert

The Juilliard Orchestra, conducting debut

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Dorothy Rudd Moore, Transcension
Grieg, From Holberg's Time

8-19 Feb, 2021 | Hart Institute, Dallas Opera

Dallas Opera Residency, Conducting Fellow

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Mozart, Don Giovanni
Puccini, La bohème

28 Mar, 2020 @ 2:00pm, 7:30pm | Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

The Juilliard Orchestra conducting debut CANCELLED

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Promethean Fire by Paul Taylor

27 Mar, 2020 @ 11am, 7:30pm | Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

The Juilliard Orchestra conducting debut CANCELLED

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Promethean Fire by Paul Taylor

26 Mar, 2020 @ 7:30pm | Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

The Juilliard Orchestra conducting debut CANCELLED

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Promethean Fire by Paul Taylor

25 Mar, 2020 @ 7:30pm | Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

The Juilliard Orchestra conducting debut CANCELLED

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Promethean Fire by Paul Taylor

20-22 Feb, 2020 | Hallé St Peter's, Manchester, UK

Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition

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Hallé Youth Orchestra and Hallé Orchestra: Sibelius Finlandia and Panufnik Sinfonia Sacra

1 Feb, 2020 @ 8pm | Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Schumann: Manfred Overture
Mendelssohn: Piano concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite

Saleem Ashkar, piano

31 Jan, 2020 @ 10:30am | Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Schumann: Manfred Overture
Mendelssohn: Piano concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite

Saleem Ashkar, piano

19 Jan, 2020 @ 8pm | New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor

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Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2
Wagner/arr. Maazel: The Ring Without Words (NJSO Premiere)

Simon Trpčeski, piano

18 Jan, 2020 @ 8pm | New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2
Wagner/arr. Maazel: The Ring Without Words (NJSO Premiere)

Simon Trpčeski, piano

17 Jan, 2020 @ 8pm | New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2
Wagner/arr. Maazel: The Ring Without Words (NJSO Premiere)

Simon Trpčeski, piano

5 Jan, 2020 @ 3pm | Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor

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Smetana: "The Moldau" from Má vlast
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto (NJSO Premiere)
Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo & Juliet

Inon Barnatan, piano

4 Jan, 2020 @ 8pm | Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Smetana: "The Moldau" from Má vlast
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto (NJSO Premiere)
Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo & Juliet

Inon Barnatan, piano

3 Jan, 2020 @ 8pm | New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra assistant conducor

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Smetana: "The Moldau" from Má vlast
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto (NJSO Premiere)
Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo & Juliet

Inon Barnatan, piano

2 Dec, 2019 @ 7:30pm | Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY

Metropolis Ensemble conducting debut

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Gaby Moreno & Metropolis Ensemble: "iSpangled!"
Arrangements by Van Dyke Parks

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