Yoram Youngerman, Festival Orchestra Conductor, viola
Violist and violinist Yoram Youngerman is the director of the Israel Music Institute (IMI) in Tel Aviv. Prior to his return to Israel in 2012 he served as a faculty in at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, Duke University, Northern Kentucky University, East Carolina University and University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music – where he was the violist of the internationally award winning Amernet String quartet. Yoram has performed in major venues worldwide including the Lincoln Center, New York; Barbican Center, London; and other venues in Washington, Toronto, Amsterdam, Zurich, San Francisco, and Berlin. As a quartet member he performed extensively around the country in recitals and performed the Martinu quartet concerto with the Cincinnati orchestra and Alan Gilbert conducting. In 2005, Mr. Youngerman founded MYCO @ UNC Youth Chamber Music program, a project for advanced studies in chamber music for talented pre-college musicians. Recognized for its excellence, MYCO chamber groups has been advancing annually to the final rounds of the Fischoff national chamber music competition. Yoram continues to serve as the Artistic Director of the organization, and its summer chamber music workshop at UNC. Mr. Youngerman is a regular participant at the Summit Music Festival in New York, where he also conducts the Festival Orchestra since 2005.