Adi Bar

           Conductor & Pianist

The young conductor Adi Bar was born in Israel and received his first piano lessons at the age of six. A pianist who has been the recipient of numerous international prizes, he discovered his passion for opera and the symphonic repertoire and established himself as a conductor within a short time.

In the 2017-2018 season Adi Bar is working as a Conductor and Assistant to the music director at the Opera Poznan, he will lead Productions of Verdi´s "Don Carlo" and "Rigoletto", Prokofieff´s "Cinderella" and Bizet´s "Carmen" and will be conducting symphony concerts with the Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha, the Academic Symphony Orchestra Gdansk, Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Grand Theater Poznan.

In the 2016-2017 season Adi Bar worked with the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin as Assistant Conductor to Iván Fischer. He conducted the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, the Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha, the Anima Musicae Orchestra and led productions of Verdi´s "Otello" and „La Traviata“.

In the 2015-2016 season Adi Bar worked as conductor at the Baltic State Opera Gdansk, conducted performances of Krzysztof Penderecki´s opera „The Black Mask“ in Danzig and at the Warsaw National Theater. He conducted concerts with the Orchestra Filarmonica Banatul and the Kammerorchester Bach at venues including the Berliner Philharmonie and Leipzig Gewandhaus  and led the productions of Puccini´s „Tosca" with the Orchestra of the Constanta National Theatre, Mascagni´s "Cavalleria Rusticana" and Leoncavallo´s "I Pagliacci" with the Smetana Philharmonic Orchestra Prague.

In the 2014-2015 season Adi Bar had a contract as guest Kapellmeister at the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern, conducting orchestras including the orchestra of the Constanta National Theater. Adi Bar conducted gala concerts and performances of Verdi's „Nabucco“ and Bizet´s „Carmen“ at the Opera Classica Europa.

In the 2013-2014 season he conducted symphony concerts with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecce, with the Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta and took over the the musical direction of Lehár's „Lustige Witwe“ at the Frankfurt Chamber Opera.

In the 2012-2013 season Adi Bar made his debut at the Mannheim Nationaltheater with Mozart's „Zauberflöte“. This was followed by a large number of concert invitations, among them the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Berlin Chamber Philharmonic and guest conducting appearances, including at the Sopot Opera Festival.

In the 2011-2012 season Adi Bar was a musical assistant at Dresden's Semperoper and conducted many concerts with, among others, the Stettin Opera orchestra at venues including the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

In the 2010-2011 season Adi Bar conducted the  Südwestfalen Philharmonic and led concerts with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic and concerts at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt in the family concerts series.       

2008-2010 Adi Bar was Kapellmeister at the Augsburg Theater. There he conducted numerous opera and ballet productions, including Mozart's „Zauberflöte“, Stravinsky's „Histoire du Soldat“, Rossini's „Il Barbiere di Seviglia“, Offenbach's „Orpheus in der Unterwelt“, Lehár's „Das Land des Lächelns“, Lorzing's „Zar und Zimmermann“, symphonic and youth concerts.