Department of Performing Arts
Additional Positions at AU
- Director of Orchestral Activities
Yaniv Dinur is the winner of numerous international conducting competitions: the Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition in Mexico City (2009), the Yuri Ahronovitch First Prize in the inaugural Aviv Conducting Competition in Tel Aviv (2005), a grant recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and The Zubin Mehta Scholarship Endowment. In 2011, he was chosen by the League of American Orchestras to be a featured conductor at the Bruno Walter National Conducting Preview. He has conducted orchestras in the US, Canada, Portugal, Italy, Russia and Mexico. In Israel, he has conducted most orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Yaniv Dinur has worked closely with such world-class conductors as Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pinchas Zukerman and Kurt Masur. He studied conducting with Prof. Kenneth Kiesler at the University of Michigan, and in Israel - with Dr. Evgeny Zirlin and Prof. Mendi Rodan. Yaniv Dinur also lectures regularly about the connections between music and the visual arts, a subject that he has been exploring in the past decade. In 2012, he founded the conducting studio at the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Doctor of Musical Arts, Conducting, University of Michigan
Artist Diploma, Conducting, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
B.MUS, Conducting, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance