Israel Contemporary Players open their 25th season with concerts under chief conductor and music adviser, Hungarian-born Zsolt Nagy. Over the years, the ensemble has made a great cultural contribution by introducing local audiences to major pieces of 20th-century classics, as well as commissioning pieces to Israeli composers. In addition, the ensemble’s home – HaTeiva, an intimate hall in Hatzerot Yafo, hosts intriguing music and musical theater productions.
Nagy is an internationally renowned conductor who has been active as an opera and concert conductor since 1987. He leads major orchestras throughout Europe, as well as America and the Far East. He has premiered more than 500 new compositions, has made a number of radio and CD recordings, and has received an award for excellence in performing new Israeli music.