"…a great performance by both orchestra and conductor. Moshe Atzmon is Aalborg Symphony Orchestra's new principal conductor and the partnership bodes well for the future."Jyllandsposten
Moshe Atzmon has been Chief Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra (he is now their Conductor Laureate), Basel Orchestra Society, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the KBS Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul.
Moshe Atzmon was born in Hungary where he began his musical education in Budapest. When he was thirteen his family emigrated to Israel where he continued at the Academies of Music in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem studying the cello, horn, conducting and composition and when he graduated he was a professional orchestral horn player for several years. In 1960 he took up his conducting studies again at the Guildhall School of Music in London, working with the late Antal Dorati and three years later he won second prize at the Mitropoulos Conducting Competition in New York and the Leonard Bernstein Prize at Tanglewood.
In 1964 he was awarded the First Prize at the Liverpool International Conducting Competition and since then Moshe Atzmon has conducted in all the important music centres of the world working with many of the great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic and the major London Orchestras.
In addition to symphonic work, Moshe Atzmon is well-known in the opera house. He was General Music Director of the Dortmund Opera for several years and has conducted at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Basel State Opera and Royal Danish Opera amongst others. His many recordings have been mainly with Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and EMI.