Biography

Omer Frenkel was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1972. 

For over 2 decades he gained reputation as one of Israel's most recognized male voices, being a Radio and TV caster, narrator, news-anchorman and dubbing artist since 1994.

Omer completed his Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv, under the instruction of Prof. Mendi Rodan, Prof. Noam Sheriff, Mr. Vag Papian,  Mr. Yoav Talmi and Prof. Avner Itay.

 

In 2013, he moved to Berlin to develop his conducting career, and integrate into the city's musical scene. 

In 2015 he was offered to lead Berlin's Jewish boys’ choir - "KAJ boys"

and in 2016 he was appointed Musical Director and Conductor of the "Hebrew Choir Berlin".

In December 2017 Omer conducted a German version of the musical "Phantom of The Opera" on a 3 months tour, performing at more then 50 venues throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  

In 2018 he conducted the world premiere of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella Ballet Suite at the ID Festival Berlin. 

 

​In Israel, Omer was the music director of "Emek Heffer Orchestra", and has performed as guest conductor with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Rechovot Orchestra, Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, the "Campus" Symphony Orchestra Ramat Hasharon and Buchmann-Mehta School of Music's Symphonic Orchestra. 

As a singer member of the Collegium Tel Aviv Ensemble, Omer performed in various concerts, among which were the Abu Gosh Festival and the Israel Festival, as well as performances in Germany, Austria and Italy.

 

Omer has participated as the narrator in several stage productions: Stravinsky’s "A Soldier’s Tale", Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" - with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Mozart's "Magic Flute", Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf"- with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Strauss's "Also sprach Zarathustra" and many others.

As a composer for films and media, Omer has composed soundtracks for documentaries, short films and TV productions, being credited in some of them both as composer and sound-designer.

For the past 14 years Omer has undertaken the challenge of recording the entire Bible (Tanach),  and he completed narrating all the 929 chapters of the Old Testament in 2018.

Photos: Boaz Arad

© 2016 Omer Frenkel  עומר פרנקל