Michal Oren

    Grant Recipient

    Tel Aviv, Israel


    Michal Oren is a 22 year old conductor and a clarinet player from Tel Aviv.

    Michal has been playing the clarinet for the last 12 years and has also assumed conducting studies since 2014.

    Michal has played in many orchestras, including the Israel Sinfonietta of Be’er Sheva, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the IDF Orchestra and others. Performed as a soloist in Tel Aviv, Vienna and Apeldoorn.

    Michal regularly conducts the Buchmann-Mehta Chamber Orchestra and is a guest conductor at the Rehovot Classica Orchestra. In addition her guest conducting appearances includes the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonietta, Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra, Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, the IDF Orchestra and more.

    Michal finished her studies in “Ironi Alef” High School of the Arts in Tel-Aviv at 2015 as an “outstanding student” of the classical music department. During 2018-2019 and 2015-2016 Michal was granted a scholarship by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and won an appreciation credential in 2017-2018. In addition, Michal was granted a scholarship of excellence by the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music for her academic studies in the conducting department.

    Michal is currently studying at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv University in the conducting department under Mr. Yi-An Xu (senior lecturer in Orchestra Conducting and Opera/Lieder Coaching). In parallel she is studying clarinet with the IPO principle clarinettist Mr. Yevgeny Yehudin.

    Michal was admitted to many masterclasses as a conductor and a clarinettist. For example, Masterclasses lead by Mr. Charles Neidich, Prof. Kurt Franz Schmidt and Mr. Lior Shambadal.

    Among Michal’s teachers are the conductors Mr. Doron Salomon, Dr. Dale Lonis and the IPO principle bass-clarinet player Mr. Jonathan Hadas.