Yaron Traub, native to Israel, Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Valencia Orchestra from 2005 to 2017, is one of Spain’s most regarded conductors.
Since winning the 1998 Orchestral Prize at the IV Kondrashin International Conducting Competition in Amsterdam, Traub has conducted numerous prestigious symphonic orchestras worldwide, including the Israel Philharmonic, both Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Radio Symphonic Orchestras, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, National de Lyon, Mannheim and Hamburg Symphony Orchestras, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, and Guangzhou and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras in China. In Spain he has conducted the Symphony Orchestras of Bilbao, Seville, Barcelona, RTVE, Tenerife, La Coruña, Asturias and Gran Canaria.
Traub has contributed decisively to raise the recognition of the Orchestra of Valencia as a high-level ensemble and increased the frequent presence of prestigious international soloists in its concerts. Daniel Barenboim, Gidon Kremer, Emmanuel Pahud, Radu Lupu, Truls Mork, Waltraud Meier, Rudolf Buchbinder, Nicolaj Znaider among others have performed under Traub’s baton and shared with him and the Orchestra the ovations of an enthusiastic audience.