Biography of Rom Uri:
Was born in Tel Aviv in 1969. He began his conducting studies at the Rubin Music Academy in Tel Aviv, and completed them at the UdK Berlin in 1997. There followed an advanced study course with Rolf Reuter, as well as master courses with Neeme Järvi and Otakar TrhlÍk. He studied harpsichord as well as historical performance practice at the Schola Cantorum in Basle. Among others he gave concerts with the RIAS Youth Orchestra, with the German Chamber Orchestra and with the Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Kralové. At present he is conductor of the Junge Orchestra of the Freie Universität Berlin, as well as the Kammerakademie Berlin. He worked as a répétiteur and head of studies at the opera houses in Brandenburg, Lucerne and Flensburg, as well as a conductor and pianist at the Neuköllner Opera Berlin. At present, Uri Rom teaches orchestra conducting at the University of Arts Berlin. His activities as the director of opera productions also led him to engagements at the Festival Chamber Opera Schloss Rheinsberg, at the International Music Festival Freden, as well as the Music Festival Lausitzer Opernsommer. Uri Rom also performs as a pianist and harpsichord player in various chamber music concerts, and is known for various compositions (prizewinner at the Opera Composition Competition of the Neuköllner Opera Berlin 2003).