Omer Shteinhart is a versatile conductor, pianist and drummer with a wide-ranging knowledge and passion for a diverse range of repertoire, from Baroque to contemporary classical to rock music.
Omer is a finalist and Critics award winner of the Guido Cantelli 2022 competition and was a participant of the prestigious Gstaad Conducting Academy 2022. He has worked with the BBC Philharmonic performing pieces by Schumann, Bloch and Musgrave and has conducted Orchestra del Teatro Regio Torino, Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra, Gstaad Festival Orchestra and the Norwegian Marine and Navy bands.
He was the Music Director of the Settle Orchestra during the 2020\21 season, took part in the highly regarded 2020 London Sinfonietta masterclass and has founded the UnHeard Hybrid collective for new music, Manchester. He was awarded the The Mortimer Furber Prize for Conducting for 2020/21.
Omer has assisted at the BBC Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra working with conductors such as Simone Young, Omer Meir-Wellber, Ludovic Morlot, Julian Rachlin, John Wilson, Andris Poga and Alpesh Chauhan, among others.
Omer is also active in the contemporary music field and has conducted works by Haas,
Boulez, Vivier, Adams and Gupta. He has performed with Manchester’s new music
ensemble, Psappha, and has assisted the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s
Ensemble 10/10 with works by Adès, Martland, Davies and more. Omer works with
many young British composers and has premiered various pieces in England, Norway
In previous years, He has appeared with various orchestras such as Haifa Symphony
Orchestra, Royal Bucharest Camerata, and Danube Symphony Orchestra, and has
worked with the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, the British Royal Marines band and
Tel-Aviv Soloists. In masterclasses, Omer has been mentored by conductors such as
Antony Hermus, Baldur Brönnimann, Gianandrea Noseda, Jaap van Zweden, Sir Mark Elder and Professors Nicolás Pasquet, Johannes Schläfli and Christian Ehwald.
Omer is a recipient of the Helen Rachael Mackaness award for 2019/20 and the
Waverley Fund for 2020/21. He has graduated from the prestigious RNCM Conducting
Programme with Mark Heron and Clark Rundell. Currently he studies with Bjarte
Engeset and Peter Szilvay at the UiS, Stavanger. His undergraduate degrees are from
The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Tel-Aviv, where he studied Piano performance
with Dr Mark Shaviner and Conducting with Yoav Talmi. As an orchestral pianist he has
played under the baton of conductors such as Zubin Mehta and performed as a soloist
and chamber musician. In his younger years Omer was an award-winning rock