Yeruham Scharovsky

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Yeruham Scharovsky received his early musical education studying flute, double bass, composition and conducting with teachers from the Buenos Aires National Conservatory of Music and Teatro Colon Opera House. During the early 70’s he immigrated to Israel where he graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, under the baton of Professor Mendi Rodan.

In 1990 Yeruham Scharovsky was chosen by Maestro Zubin Mehta to receive the Israeli “Young Artist of the Year Award” -Francoise Schapira- award. Consequently, he was given the privilege of conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a gala concert, as well as conducting all major orchestras in Israel.

In November 1991 Maestro Scharovsky was invited for a concert tour in the former USSR, conducting the Moscow Philharmonic, the Riga Philharmonic and the Yaroslavl Philharmonic Orchestras as the first Israeli conductor ever to do so.

From 1991 to 1996, he was the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the “Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra” in Israel. Under his baton the orchestra became one of the Israel’s most popular symphonic ensembles, performing hundreds of subscriptions concerts both for adults and for youth, performing for many radio and television recordings, and going on three concert tours in France and Germany.

From 1998 to 2004, Maestro Scharovsky was the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro. During this period, the orchestra increased its number of subscribers and its concert series significantly, made tours in Brazil and the USA and recorded 4 CDs including repertoires by Rimsky Korsakov, Beethoven and Brazilian composers Carlos Gomes and Guerra Peixe.  During the first year of his administration, Maestro Scharovsky founded the Young Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, comprised of approximately 100 of the most talented young Brazilian musicians and quickly became recognized as one of the Brazil’s outstanding ensembles.

In 2002, Maestro Yeruham Scharovsky was declared by the city council “Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro”, for his artistic and social contribution to the city. In September 2001 Yeruham Scharovsky led the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in a concerts tour in the USA including a concert in the New York’s Central Park in front of an audience of 50,000 people and a concert in the Lincoln Center, both concerts to unanimous enthusiastic reviews. At this time, he founded the NTB Nelson Freire (“New Talents from Brazil” competition) serving as Jury President together with pianist Nelson Freire.

During his career,  he has conducted more than 50 well known orchestras in over 20 different countries; the Israel Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Moscow Philharmonic, Finnish National Opera, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Israel New Opera, Riga Philharmonic, Marseille Philharmonic, Cannes Chamber, Avignon Symphony, Budapest Dohnányi Symphony, Roma Symphony, San Remo Symphony, Macedonia Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Poznan Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Quebec Philharmonic,  Valladolid Symphony,  Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Opera, Santiago de Chile National Symphony, Colombia Philharmonic and National Symphony, Sao Paulo Teatro Municipal Symphony and  Brazilian Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, among others.

In 1985 he conducted the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra-Broadcasting Authority for the first time. Since then, he has frequently conducted this orchestra frequently in concerts and recording sessions, including two successful South America concerts tours, in June 1998 and in August 2010 in some of the most important cities of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. In April 2000, he has shared a series of concerts with Maestro Lorin Maazel, conducting in the ‘Munich  Philharmonic Hall” in Germany, and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra together with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra in concerts dedicated to the City of Jerusalem.  Maestro Scharovsky was also appointed by Maestro Maazel to be a member of the Jury of the "Maazel International Conductors Competition" held in 2002.   

His lyrical career includes concerts with the Finnish National Opera, the Opera of Avignon, the New Israeli Opera and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, conducting:  Nabucco, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Otello, Rigoletto, La Forza del Destino, Macbeth and Aida by Verdi; Il Barbiero di Siviglia, L'italiana in Algeri and La Cenerentola by Rossini; Don Giovanni, Les Noces de Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart;
Carmen and The Pearl Fishers by Bizet; Romeo and Juliet and Faust by Gounod; Don Pasquale by Donizetti; Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni; Il Pagliacci by Leoncavallo; Werther by Massenet and Porgy and Bess by Gershwin. He has recently conducted three “Prestige Lyrical Concerts” with the soloists Stephanie d’Oustrac’ Nathalie Manfrino and Veronique Gens at the Opera of Avignon. Maestro Scharovsky was also chosen to conduct the opening concert of the new “Performing Arts Center” in Tel-Aviv, as well as one of its first productions: “Nabucco” by Verdi, with the participation of singers such as Ghena Dimitrova, Leo Nucci, Feruccio Furlanetto and Pahta Burdchalaze.

In October 2010 he conducted a concerts tour in South Korea with the Avignon-Provence Symphony Orchestra.
In parallel with his artistic career, for the last 25 years Maestro Scharovsky he developed a long and successful career in the field of education, giving orchestral conducting  master classes worldwide, in places such as the Kfar Saba Conservatory in Kfar Saba, Israel;  “Unirio” University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Universidad Javeriana and Universidad Andina in Bogota, Colombia;  at the Lubeck Conservatory in Lubeck, Germany; at the Rome Arts Academy in Rome, Italy; at the Badajoz Conservatory in Badajoz, Spain; and at the Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, Hungary), and serving as General Director of the Mate Asher Conservatory of Music from 1985 to 1990, General Director of the Conservatory of Music and Ballet and Music Foundation of Kfar  Saba from 1990 to 2011 and as General Director of the New Conservatory of Music in Hod Hasharon, since 2011, and conducting about 60 productions of a TV program named “Musi-Kef”.     

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