Israeli conductor Yaron Traub is one of the most highly-regarded conductors in Spain. He has been Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Valencia Orchestra in Spain since 2005. During this time he has achieved three goals: to improve and strengthen its artistic level, achieve great success among the public and critics, and attract a broad, stable and new segment of the public which now identifies the orchestra as its own. Committed to education through music, Traub has enthusiastically promoted educational activities with the orchestra, aimed both at children and teenagers. Under his direction Stravinsky’s ballets The Rite of Spring and Petrushka were staged in a choreographies in 2013 and 2014 respectively, in which one hundred adolescents from secondary schools shared the stage with the musicians of the Valencia Orchestra in an unprecedented educational experience.
Born in Tel Aviv, Traub comes from a family with strong musical roots. His father, Chaim Taub, was concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic for 30 years under the direction of Zubin Mehta. Yaron Traub studied with the legendary Sergiu Celibidache in Munich and with the great maestro Daniel Barenboim, working with him during several year as Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and at the Bayreuth Festival. Winner of the 1998 Orchestral Prize at the IV Kondrashin International Conducting Competition in Amsterdam, Traub has conducted numerous prestigious symphonic orchestras worldwide.
Yaron Traub is also a pianist and a passionate chamber musician. He lives in Spain with his wife and two children.