About Uri Rom
Born in Tel-Aviv in 1969, Uri Rom studied conducting with Noam Sheriff in Tel-Aviv and with Rolf Reuter in Berlin, as well as Baroque music and harpsichord at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.
He worked as a conductor and pianist at a number of opera houses and directed numerous concerts and opera productions. Among others he conducted RIAS Youth Orchestra, the German Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Králové. Between 1997 and 2007 he was musical director of the Young Orchestra of the Free University Berlin and in 1999 he founded the Chamber Academy Berlin, a chamber orchestra, focusing on Baroque and classical Repertoire. In 2004 he initiated the first modern performance of Joseph Weigl’s early romantic opera “Die Schweizer Familie”, also issuing a world premiere recording of the work.
Uri Rom also performs as a pianist and harpsichord player in chamber music formations and is active as a composer and specialist on Mozart’s music. His “Rondo for Natural Horn and Orchestra” was published in 2001 by an Edition in Cologne. In 2002 he won a 3rd prize in the composition contest of the Opera of Neukölln (Berlin). In November 2006 his completion of Mozart’s horn concerto fragment K. 494a has been performed at the chamber music hall of the Philharmonie in Berlin. Published a few months later, it won him an enthusiastic critique by Ulrich Konrad in the Acta Mozartiana 2007 1+2.
Currently, Uri Rom teaches orchestral conducting at the University of the Arts in Berlin and is completing a PhD project on Mozart’s use of tonality under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christian Martin Schmidt (TU-Berlin).
For further information visit www.urirom.com