Keren Kagarlitsky is an Israeli conductor resident in Berlin and dividing her time between Israel and Europe. She is Conductor in residence designate of the Wiener Volksoper, starting in the 2022/2023 Season, and will conduct many opera productions there, such as Die Zauberflöte, Die Fledermaus, Yolanta, La Traviata and more.
Kagarlitsky conducted various orchestras in Israel and around the world, including the orchestra of the Teatro Massimo opera house in Palermo, The BBC Philharmonic, The Bretagne Symphony Orchestra (France), The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, The Camerata Jerusalem, The Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Raanana Symphonette orchestra, where she has been serving as Associate Music Director since 2016.
Kagarlitsky served as assistant conductor at the Manchester BBC Philharmonic during the 2019-2020 Concert Season, and as assistant conductor in various productions at several opera houses in Europe, such as the Semperoper Dresden and the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
She has been invited to write orchestral arrangements for many orchestras in Israel and in Europe, among which the BBC Philharmonic, the Teatro Massimo opera orchestra, the Bretagne Symphony Orchestra and the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra.
Keren is a prolific musical pedagogue. She created and wrote many concerts for children and worked with many symphonic -pedagogical institutions, such as the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance high school Symphony Orchestra, which she directed during 2018-2020.
Keren Kagarlitsky was born in Israel to parents who immigrated from Kyrgyzstan in the former Soviet Union. She began her musical path at the age of seven, studying the piano. Kagarlitsky graduated from the Jesuralem Academy of Music and Dance, where she studied composition with Prof. Menachem Wiesenberg and conducting with Prof. Stanley Sperber, Eitan Globerson and Prof. Avner Biron. In 2019 she began her M.Mus studies at UDK Berlin, studying with Prof. Steven Sloane and Prof. Harry Curtis. She is currently In the last stages of her studies there. She also received the Scholarship Excellence Award in 2015 and a scholarship from the American-Israel Cultural Foundation in 2018.