The Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem is the leading chamber orchestra in Israel today. The Camerata was founded in 1983 by Avner Biron, who has been its music director and permanent conductor since then.
The orchestra performs more than 100 concerts a year in Israel and abroad. Its activities include subscribers’ series, festivals, special concerts and unique educational projects all over the country.
The Camerata’s repertoire ranges from the Baroque to contemporary music. In addition to the traditional repertoire the Camerata is involved in performances of unknown and newly discovered music of different periods as well as performing premiers of contemporary works, Israeli music and works written especially for Avner Biron and the Camerata.
The Camerata has been invited for many concert tours around the world. The orchestra has successfully performed in Europe, the U.S. and the Far East at the most importnat venues in Amsterdam, Berlin, Leipzig, Munich, Bonn, Paris, New York, Washington, Los Angles, Chicago, Alaska, Beijing, Shanghai among others.
The performances and recordings of the Camerata conducted by Avner Biron has been highly praised by both music critics and audiences alike.