Alon Sariel is one of the most multifaceted young talents emerging from Israel, managing a double career as an instrumentalist and conductor. He has won numerous awards in international competitions (Biber Competition, Bloch Competition, Ben Haim Competition, Calace Competition, Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition and Aviv Competition to name but a few) and has appeared with ensembles such as Berlin Chamber Orchestra (DKO), Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, NDR-Radiophilharmonie, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Tel Aviv Soloists, Munich Chamber Orchestra (MKO), Barokksolistene and the Trondheim Soloists.
Alon Sariel’s poetic sense of style and his innovative approach to the instrument have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He has toured throughout Europe, the U.S.A, Latin America, the Middle and Far East, and appeared at Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Festival de Musique de Menton, Les Musicalles de Bagatelle, Göttinger Händel Festspiele, Royal Albert Hall, La Scala, Vienna Musikverein, Hamburg Leiszhalle and Kölner Philharmonie.
While being a devoted performer of contemporary music (has premiered dozens of works dedicated to him), Sariel is also at home in the historically informed performance field. During his studies in Hannover, he was called for the musical director post at the Camerata Medica and the Youth Symphony of Göttingen. At the same time he has taken lessons with lute players such as Nigel North, Hopkinson Smith, Joachim Held, Pascale Boquet and Konrad Junghänel.
Between 2007 and 2012, Alon Sariel was actively involved at the West Eastern Divan Orchestra (Daniel Barenboim), between 2010 and 2015 he was a member of Live Music Now (Yehudi Menuhin) and from then on he’s active at Rhapsody in School (Lars Vogt). 2015 have seen the creation of two of Sariel’s ensembles, PRISMA and Concerto Foscari.
Sariel was trained first at the Beer Sheva Conservatory and the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance, and later at the Brussels Royal Conservatory, the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen and the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, where he graduated with distinction. Alon Sariel has given lectures master classes in institutes as Trinity College of Music (London), Celaya Conservatory (Mexico), Lilla Akademien (Stockholm), Kazan State Conservatory (Russia) during the Cambridge Performance Master Classes.
In December 2015 Alon Sariel released “Paisiello in Vienna” for Brilliant Classics, a concept album marking 200th year for the composers’ passing, using original instruments from the early 1800’s. His playing was transmitted by Arte, BBC4 , Kol-Hamusica, WQXR, WNYC, and can be heard on Naxos Online.