YANIV DINUR has been named assistant conductor at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, where his primary duties will be to lead the orchestra’s youth, family, and community engagement concerts. He succeeds FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG, who is now assistant conductor at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Dinur, who also serves as director of orchestral activities at American University in Washington, D.C., will make his podium debut with the Milwaukee Symphony accompanying the film The Snowman on December 5. He was born and educated in Israel, where he was awarded first prize in the 2005 Aviv Conducting Competition. Dinur has conducted numerous orchestras in North America and Europe, and was a featured conductor in the League of American Orchestras’ 2011 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview.    

Posted September 18, 2015