“She impressed me immensely with her absolute control of the orchestra and the musical material. All these were achieved by minimal elements and modesty on one hand but hand safe and determination on the other.” – Ella Milch-Sheriff
“I sang under the baton of Roit Feldenkreis and The Montevideo Philharmonic two 20th century works, Roit had a great success in leading the orchestra with her clear and musical conducting.” – Sivan Rotem
“Roit has an extraordinary artistic ability” – Gisele Ben-Dor
“I have worked with numerous conductors and I was impressed by her personality and spirit. Roit is the energetic modern conductor orchestras of today need” – Jacob Ter Veldhuis
Roit Feldenkreis started in the arena of classical music in the “classical” way. As a young girl, she trained in Israel and the USA to become a soprano singer with everything that entails, practice, discipline, and hard work in the face of challenge. This seemingly predictable beginning has converted into a road of exploration for Roit in which she has been constantly investigating and pushing the boundaries of the classical traditions as well as cultural and geographical boundaries as an international orchestra conductor.
Prizewinner at the London Classical Soloists Conducting Competition (2014) and a leading musician in the International music arena, Roit has served for 8 years as the Founder and Music Director of the Israeli Moshavot Chamber Orchestra, a leading orchestra in Northern Israel (2011-2019), located in the prestigious Elma Arts Hall. Under Roit’s leadership, the orchestra has dedicated itself to performing innovative world-premiere compositions by living composers from Israel and around the world, as well as regularly performing family-oriented concert series to promote classical music to underprivileged youth and annual charity concerts with talented young soloists.
In 2019 Roit relocated to Barcelona with her family, where she now is an Associate Conductor with the Catalan Chamber Orchestra in Barcelona and a guest conductor collaborating with numerous orchestras in Spain and Europe. A leading entrepreneur and innovator, Roit has created in Barcelona the “Musicians Talk Music” Live Series, which hosts first-class international musicians in comprehensive, down-to-earth conversations about music with viewers from all over the world and is a sought-after lecturer in the fields of music and leadership. An innovative, creative musician, Roit promotes interdisciplinary artistic collaborations to challenge the usual norms of classical music and create a deep audience connection and appreciation.
Internationally, Roit conducted at the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra (Uruguay) with soprano Sivan Rotem and cellist Virginia Aldado and the Zacatecas Philharmonic Orchestra (Mexico) with pianist Tiffany Poon, Campana Philharmonic Orchestra in Naples (Italy) with soprano Luana Lombardi, London City Orchestra (UK) with pianist Jayson Gillham, National Congress Symphony Orchestra of Paraguay with flutist Adriana Aquino Navarro, Bombay Chamber Orchestra (India) with violinist Hadar Rimon amongst others. Roit is invited this season to conduct in Mexico, Cyprus, and more.
To name a few Israeli orchestras whom Roit conducts regularly to date: The Israel NK Orchestra, Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra, Be’er Sheva Sinfonietta, Ramat Ha’sharon Symphonic Orchestra, Carter’s Symphonic Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, and others. She is also a dedicated music educator, creating children’s music programs and special interdisciplinary concerts.
Starting her musical career as a soprano singer, Roit Feldenkreis has performed as a soloist with the Philharmonic Choir of Israel and the Israeli Opera Choir, among others. She has also conducted choirs in Israel and around the world, including the Philharmonic Choir in Maestro Daniel Oren’s production of Puccini’s “Madam Butterfly” with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. A classically trained soprano, Roit puts a focus on the score’s melodic lines, to create a powerful orchestral melody in every piece.
A Tel Aviv University graduate, Roit holds a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University’s Buchman-Mehta School of Music, where she studied with Yoav Talmi and Mandy Rodan. Other conductors with whom she has studied include Noam Sheriff, Zsolt Nagy, Achim Holub, Avi Ostrovski, Ze’ev Dorman, Helmut Riling, Manfred Honneck, and Julian Raichlin, to name a few.