<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Uri Mayer
(born August 4, 1946 in Târgu-Mureş
) is Romanian
-born Canadian violist
Mayer moved to Israel
at a young age, and studied at the Conservatory of Music of Tel-Aviv and the University of Tel-Aviv. His conducting debut took place in 1964
while he was still in high school.
He was Assistant Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Israel (1964-1970), and was a member of the Israel Philharmonic
(1967-1968). After winning a scholarship in 1968, he moved to New York City
to study with Jean Morel at the Juilliard School
. He was Assistant Conductor of the New York Youth Symphony
and principal violist with Leopold Stokowski
’s American Symphony Orchestra
. In 1970
, he became assistant principal violist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra
, and in 1980, he became Associate Conductor.
, Mayer was Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
. He was also Principal Conductor of Orchestra London (1988-1994), Artistic Adviser to the Israel Sinfonietta (1991-1999), and Principal Conductor of Kansai Philharmonic (1994-2000).
Mayer currently resides in Toronto
Where he is the Resident Conductor of the Royal Conservatory Orchestra.