Guest Artist

Yaacov Bergman, Conductor and Music Director, has received consistent rave notices and standing ovations for his interpretations of a highly varied repertoire, and has been acclaimed world-wide as an intensely communicative musician. Maestro Bergman is Music Director of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Walla Walla Symphony, The Moscow ID Summer Rendezvous Chamber Players Ensemble, former Music Director of the Colorado Springs Symphony, and the New York Heritage Chamber Orchestra.
His versatility has led to frequent guest appearances across the globe conducting the symphonic, operatic, oratorio and pops repertoires.

Maestro Bergman’s interest in new music and multi-arts concepts is reflected in his programming of many new works. He has presented premieres of pieces by noted American and international composers.

His success in July of 1996 in Japan as conductor of the Osaka Opera Company's premiere performance of Verdi's opera Macbeth led to subsequent engagements which included La Boheme and La Traviata in Osaka and Kobe and symphonic concerts with the Osaka Symphonica.

Maestro Bergman guest conducted with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the San Diego Symphony, the Vancouver, the Edmonton and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonys in Canada & the West Virginia Symphony, a debut performance with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic in New York and a concert tour with the Israel Sinfonietta and The Israel National Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra.

Past engagements also include a series of concerts with the Mostly Mozart Festival in the Philippines, for which he served as Music Director, a North American Tour with the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic of Lodz, Poland, Concert tour of Porgy and Bess in Germany, and La Traviata with the Lodz Opera, Black Box Opera Theater of Seattle, guest conducting appearances with the Manhattan Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall, a series of opera performances for the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila, where he has also conducted numerous symphonic concerts as principal guest conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.