The Conductor - SHIMON LEVTOV
Simon Levtov is the choir's conductor and musical director since the year of 2000.
Shimon Levtov's musical life began at age 7 when he sang in the famous "St.Petersburg Capella Boys Choir", in Russia.
He graduated at the "St.Petersburg Music Conservatory", conducted the "Teachers College Choir" and became the Chairman of the Conducting Department.
Shimon Levtov came to Israel with his family in1990.
In 1997 he founded the 80-member youth choir at the "Alon High School of Performing Arts", and in 2000 became the Conductor and Musical Director of the "Emek Hefer Chamber Choir".
He also conducts the Yoav Regional Choir.
In the past he lead the "Oratorio Choir at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University" ,and was a teacher at the "Levinsky College for Choral Music". All these choirs had performed with the leading Israeli orchestras. Maestro Levtov is often invited to join the panel of judges for local and international choral competitions and festivals.
Under the baton of Shimon Levtov, the Emek Hefer Chamber Choir participated at the "Abu Gosh Festival", Shirat Hayamim" Festival, the "Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod", in Wales, St.Petersburg's 300 years Anniversary Festival in Russia, and the "Kodaly festival" in Hungary where we performed the Kodaly's Missa Brevis with singers from Japan and Hungary.