ELINOR RUFEIZEN (Israel), both a conductor and a clarinetist, recently graduated from The Juilliard School with a master’s degree in orchestral conducting. She has appeared in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre; in Cleveland at Severance Hall; and in Paris at the Cité de la Musique. Her 2019/2020 engagements included debuts conducting The Juilliard Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, and St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. A 2020 semi-finalist at the Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition, Rufeizen was also a finalist for a position as assistant conductor for the Dallas and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras. She has served as an assistant conductor for John Adams, Barbara Hannigan and Marin Alsop, and was invited to participate in the Tanglewood Music Festival. She is a recipient of the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship and Charles Schiff Conducting Award. Rufeizen studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and the Cleveland Institute of Music.