Dinur Receives Solti Conducting Award
Yaniv Dinur, Music Director of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, has been named 2019 Solti Fellow by the Solti Foundation U.S. Dinur, who is also the Associate Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, is the tenth recipient of The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, a $30,000 grant that opens door for young American conductors in the United States and provides access to distinguished mentors.
“Yaniv Dinur is a young conductor whose career we have followed closely since first awarding him a Career Assistance Award in 2016. It is with pleasure that we announce him as the 2019 Solti Fellow," stated Solti Foundation U.S. Board Chair Penny Van Horn. "Yaniv has continued to go from strength to strength, growing in experience. We look forward to watching the continued development of his career nationally and abroad."
Artistic and Awards Committee Chair Elizabeth Buccheri said, "On behalf of the Artistic and Awards Committee, congratulations Yaniv! You are a wonderful example of the talented musicians The Solti Foundation U.S. has assisted over the past 19 years; young American conductors who are dedicated to honing their craft."
NBSO President and CEO David Prentiss stated, “We are extremely proud of Yaniv’s accomplishments and look forward to his continued excellence in leading our orchestra.”
Now in its fifteenth year of assisting outstanding young U.S. conductors to further develop their talent and careers, The Solti Foundation U.S. is the foremost organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to helping young conductors. Established in 2000 to honor the memory of the legendary conductor Sir Georg Solti by lending significant support to career-ready young American musicians, the Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in grants to American conductors since 2004 and now concentrates its award program to assisting talented young American conductors early in their professional careers.