Opus Festival Artistic Director Announcement

Alexander Bernstein. Photo: PR/Opus

Twenty Seven year old Israeli conductor to become Opus Festival's new music director

Opus Festival for Classical Music, announced yesterday (Wednesday) the appointment of 27 year old Alexander Bernstein as its next artistic director.

Opus Festival Board of Directors has released the following statement:

"Following Alexander's brilliant debut with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and violinist Kolja Blacher last month, we have been looking for a charismatic young force to take over the artistic directorship of the festival."

"His high unsettling artistic standards, combined with his knowledge and managing experience of different projects, led us to believe he will be a worthy choice for this post. We wish him much success."

Alexander Bernstein started his music studies at the age of 9. At 15, he performed as a soloist with the Israel Galilee Chamber Orchestra at the Kfar Blum Music Festival. He studied trumpet performance and conducting at the Tel Aviv University, continued his conducting studies with Prof. Victor Yampolsky of Northwestern University and was mentored by Maestro Manfred Honeck and violinist Chaim Taub.