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The Music Room: Discovering Ben Haim with Omer Meir Wellber

The Music Room continues! After exploring Beethoven with The Music Room: Reflecting Beethoven (2020), now follows The Music Room: Discovering Ben-Haim. On four dates, the Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim will be discussed by the Omer Meir Wellber and different guests from various points of view. The episodes can be viewed via the BBC Philharmonic website, …

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Omer Meir Wellber receives the special prize of the Associazione Nazionale Critici Musicali

Omer Meir Wellber, Music Director of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, receives the special prize of the Associazione Nazionale Critici Musicali. The jury’s reasons: “[…] after months of silence, homages to Beethoven and a surprise evening of jazz, shone in the empty church of the Spasimo, where the versatile fantasist Wellber played accordion and piano. …

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Omer Meir Wellber with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

On 16 April, Omer Meir Wellber leads the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Swedish premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s The Hidden Treasure: Contrapunctus 8, a free orchestration of Bach’s Die Kunst der Fuge. Additionally, two further interpretations will be performed, Ella Milch-Sheriffs Contrapunctus XIV and Aziza Sadikova‘s Mirroring Contrapunctus 12. For Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto …

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Omer Meir Wellber receives the “Cielo D’Alcamo” literary prize

Omer Meir Wellber receives the literary prize “Cielo D’Alcamo” in the category “Premio Speciale Internazionale” for his novel “Storia vera e non vera di Chaim Birkner”, which was published in January 2021 by the Italian publishing house Sellerio Editore. On 25 March, the award ceremony of the literary prize took place. The novel was published …

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Omer Meir Wellber with the Filarmonica Toscanini and Avi Avital

On Friday, 19 March at 20:30 Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the Filarmonica Toscanini in Parma with a program of works by Beethoven, Dorman and Strauss. With mandolinist Avi Avital and himself on the harpsichord, he will present Dorman’s Concerto for Mandolin and and Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052, adapted …

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Omer Meir Wellber in the second issue of the new #Sharp magazine!

Omer Meir Wellber is the focus of the second issue of the new magazine #Sharp, founded in 2021. In a conversation with director Johannes Erath, with whom he staged the innovative production “Twilight of Dreams” (“Il crepuscolo dei sogni”) at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in January, he explains why this production is so special …

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