A formidable and incandescent presence on the podium, conductor Gisele Ben-Dor is described by the Los Angeles Times as "a star on the rise - a ferocious talent." "Ben-Dor casts her spell," the Boston Globe reported, "a tremendous musician, expert technician, charismatic performer." These comments reflect the overwhelming praise Ben-Dor has garnered in her appearances as guest conductor with major orchestras and ensembles around the world .

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March 2016,  Orquesta Nacional de Costa Rica, works by Ginastera, Alberto Williams,

Luis Bacalov and Piazzolla


May 2016,  Boston Pro-Arte ChamberOrchestra , works by Tchrepnin, Stravinsky and Ginastera


July 2016,  Israel Chamber Orchestra, works by Grieg and Ariel Ramirez


Feb 2017, Israel Chamber Orchestra, works by De Falla, selections of Zarzuela and Ginastera


Gisele Ben Dor featured in Fanfare Magazine

The Must-Have CDs 


Ginastera: Popol Vuh - The Mayan Creation

Gisele Ben-Dor, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ginastera – Estancia, Panambi, Suite de Danzas Criollas (world premiere of orchestral version), Ollantay






Jan 2016    Tel-Aviv Soloists  . Israel,   works by Dvorak, Mozart and Piazzolla



Dec 2015- Jan 2016 Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Holland, works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Piazzolla, J. Strauss.


September 2015 SODRE, Orquesta Nacional, Montevideo, Uruguay, works by Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, Dvorak.



 May 2015 Boston Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, works by Ginastera and Piazzolla


Dec 2014- Jan 2015 , Opera et Orchestre National de Montpelier, works by Dvorak,   Gershwin, Piazzolla, J. Strauss


Nov 2014, Tel-Aviv Soloists, Debussy, Mahler


May 2014, Belgrade Philharmonic , Serbia, works by Moncayo, Marquez, Revueltas and Ginastera


March 2014, Orchestre de Cannes, France, All Dvorak program ( Violin Cto, Cello Cto, Czeque Suite )


September 2013, Boston Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra, Haydn, Beethoven, Revueltas


June 2013, Tel-Aviv Soloists, Israel - works by Solomone Rossi “Ebreo”, Handel, Piazzolla and traditional Ladino songs


February 2nd, 2013-  ClassiCameri Festival in Eilat, Israel, Israel Chamber Orchestra

Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances, Opera Arias (Handel, Mozart, Gounod),

Piazzolla (Oblivion, Tanti Anni Prima) and Beethoven's 7th Symphony.


November 2012 - Chicago Sinfonietta , works by De Falla, Ravel, Revueltas, Blas Galindo, Chavez, Piazzolla, Marquez, Moncayo and Bacalov


November 2012 - Gisele Ben Dor will open the Israeli Chamber Orchestra's "Seasons" concert series with a program including music by Mascani, Puccini, Castelnuovo Tedesco and Ginastera.


May 2012 - Gisele Ben-Dor featured on the City of Annapolis campaign in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Symphony Orchestra of Annapolis



April 2012 - With Arco Ensemble, works by Piazzolla, Turina, Rodrigo, Revueltas and Alberto Williams.



August 2011 – Uruguay, Nueva Congregacion Israelita ( N.C.I), 75th Anniversary celebration. Works by Bloch, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Verdi, Bacalov, Piazzolla, Gershwin, A.L. Weber and traditional Jewish and Israeli music.


June 2011 - Ensemble Meitar, Tel-Aviv “Einav” Hall , Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde


June 2011 - Hong-Kong Cultural Centre Hall. Debut with the Hong-Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme including Estancia by Ginastera, The Four Seasons and the Concerto for Bandoneón Aconcagua by Piazzolla and La noche de los Mayas by Revueltas,


April 2011 - National Concert Hall, Taiwan, Philharmonia Taïwan / National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in a programme including: Four dances from Estancia by Ginastera, Concerto for Bandoneón by Piazzolla and Dvorak's Symphony No. 7 in D minor.


March, 2011- Tulsa Philharmonic, Brahms Symphony #3, Liszt Les Preludes, Prokofieff, Piano Concerto #1


March, 2011- Eilat Festival, Israel - Nino Rota 100th Anniversary, ( music for Fellini, Visconti and Zefirelli’s films)



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