Nizan Leibovich

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Born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1969, Nizan Leibovich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv with degrees in both Composition and Conducting. He studied with Leon Schidlowsky and Noam Sheriff. Mr. Leibovich received his Master's of Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, under the direction of Juan Pablo Izquierdo. During his studies he also served as Assistant Conductor to Mr. Izquierdo and the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Orchestra. In this position, he assisted in preparing the orchestra for the 75th Anniversary concert of the composer Iannis Xenakis at Carnegie Hall, NY in April of 1996. During its 1996/97 concert season, Nizan Leibovich was appointed Resident Conductor to the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and held the position of Adjunct Professor of Composition at Duquesne University. After completing his residency, he served as Assistant Conductor in the Italian opera houses of Genoa and Rome. In September 1999, he was invited to conduct the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in the opening and final concerts at the "Israeli Music Days" Festival in Jerusalem in a live radio broadcast, and has since been called upon to regularly conduct in this prestigious festival. In 2001 he was appointed the Festival's Artistic Director. Currently Nizan Leibovich conducts orchestras and ensembles in the United States, Europe and Israel. He is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships, and in 1992, won the Klon Prize for Young Composers from the Israeli Composer's League.