Adi Bar Soria

           Conductor & Pianist

Adi Bar Soria 

Israeli conductor and pianist, is a winner of many international awards that have led him to give performances at leading music centers, including the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Berlin Philharmonie and the Alte Oper Frankfurt.

Adi Bar Soria began his career as resident conductor (Kapellmeister) at the Augsburg Theater. He later worked at the Dresden Opera (Semperoper), and as resident conductor and deputy musical director at the Poznan national opera. He also conducted productions at the opera houses in Mannheim, Warsaw, Craiova, Gdansk, Kaiserslautern etc.

Adi Bar Soria also worked as Assistant conductor to Ivan Fischer at the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra.

His productions of Penderecki's opera Die Schwarze Maske at the Warsaw National Theater with the collaboration of the composer, Verdi's Don Carlo at the Craiova Opera Festival and Richard Wagner's concert gala in the Markgräflichen opera house in Bayreuth were very favourably received.

The list of operas he has conducted includes Otello, Aida, Rigoletto, Don Carlo, Nabucco, La Traviata, Tosca, La Bohéme, Madama Butterfly, Fidelio, Cavalleria Rusticana, i Pagliacci, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Mozart's Da Ponte operas.

Adi Bar Soria has led many ensembles including the Augsburg Philharmonic, the Budapest Symphony orchestra, the National Theater Orchestra Mannheim, the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva, the Thüringen Philharmonic Gotha-Eisenach, the Orchestra of Grand Theatre of Poznán, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecce, the Südwestfalen Philharmonic, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot and the Prague Smetana Philharmonic.

Adi Bar Soria studied piano, Lied interpretation and conducting in Berlin, Jerusalem, Madrid and Frankfurt and has won numerous international music competitions. As a soloist and chamber musician he has given concerts all over the world and made many recordings and radio and television productions including for SWR, DeutschlandRadio Berlin, RSB, ARD, Kol Israel and Israel Culture Channel.

Adi Bar Soria holds guest lectures and conducts masterclasses in universities all over Europe, such as Napoli, Pescara, Cracow and Gdansk.

Adi Bar Soria´s next projects include among others productions of „Lohengrin“, „Andrea Chenier“ in Versailles, „Otello“ at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, concerts in Bayreuth, Bonn (Beethovenhaus), Jerusalem, Frankfurt and Wiesbaden as well as a CD recording of belcanto music with the Prague Symphony orchestra.