Conductor, composer and pianist Yaron Gottfried is one of the most prominent musicians of his generation in Israel, a multidisciplinary musician, who bridges classical, contemporary and jazz music. Gottfried held the position of music director and principal conductor of the Netanya-Kibbutz Orchestra between 2002 and 2013. Under his creative artistic leadership, the orchestra has become one of Israel‘s leading professional orchestras, presenting fresh revolutionary programs, packed halls, rave reviews and over 120 concerts in a season.
Gottfried studied composition with Noam Sheriff and graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem under Maestro Mendi Rodan. In July 2013 he was appointed head of the new composition and conducting department at Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.