Robert Canetti-international conductor, violinist, professor, music director and conductor “The New Israeli Chamber Ensemble” He is Artistic Director and founder of "The Canetti International Music Festival", "The Canetti International Violin Competition" Robert Canetti Maestro Canetti is The President of The Canetti Foundation, which helps make contacts and exchange musicians.
Subsequently received his training at The Juilliard School of Music in New York. Studied with Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas , as well as The Juilliard Quartet. Played in the New York City Opera; was concertmaster of Cullowee Music Festival in North Carolina; founded the Hebrew Art School String Quartet in New York. In 1978 Mr. Canetti accepted the invitation of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra to return to Israel, and during the next 13 years he acted as concertmaster, soloist and conductor with the orchestra.
In 1996 Maestro Robert Canetti founded "The New Israeli Chamber Ensemble". This musical group includes the 13 leading string players of the major orchestras in Israel, who joined to work together on a regular basis in the Ensemble. Senior woodwind players join the group when needed. Maestro Canetti is the music director and conductor of the Ensemble, at times playing as soloist. The Ensemble plays a varied repertoire from baroque to contemporary music and has also been invited to perform in unique Festivals of vocal music (Abu Gosh, Nazareth, and more). "The New Israeli Chamber Ensemble" has achieved a reputation as the best of its kind in Israel.
Maestro Canetti is guest Professor of the Lvov Music Academy. He has been giving Master Classes in violin and chamber music in world known music academies and Music Festivals: Jerusalem Music Academy, Moscow conservatory, Paris - Boulogne Conservatoire, Brussels Conservatoire, Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, Lithuania Music Academy, University of Arts in Seoul- Korea, College of Arts in Tainan- Taiwan, Indianapolis University in Athens ,Music Academy in Riga- Latvia, Shanghai and Beijing conservatories , Athens Music Consevatory, Magnitogorsk Music Academy, Tokyo Spring Music Festival, Musicalta (France), Kazakhstan (Astana) Music Festival, etc. Orchestras with whom Canetti has worked with include : "Hermitage Orchestra"-Saint Petersburg, Moscow Chamber Orchestra,Lisbon " Metropolitan" Orchestra, Korea "Euro-Asian" Orchestra, Patras (Greece) Chamber Orchestra, Riga Philharmonic Orchestra , Vilnius Chamber Orchestra, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra , Greensboro Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra,Atlas Camerata,etc.