The Galilee Music Center is a leading cultural institution in Israel, dedicated to the belief that music provides a universal language that transcends our differences and has the unique capacity to build bridges of understanding between people. The center is known for regularly presenting excellent concerts throughout different communities in the Galilee, promoting cultural co-existence through its choice of venues, performers and exposure to different audiences. The concert series which the center produces, has already become synonymous with excellence, and has an impressive subscribers’ list.
Israeli conductor Ada Pelleg, Music director of the Galilee Music Center is an inspiring and powerful voice on the Israeli music scene who passionately believes in music as a vehicle for bringing the different ethnic groups of Israel together.
She has conducted orchestras and choirs in Israel and abroad, including the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Oregon Bach Festival's orchestra and choir, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Opera Choir. She directed the International Music Festival in Columbia Maryland, founded the Israel International Flute Competition and The International Competition for Composition.
A prolific writer and sought after lecturer, Pelleg has published numerous articles in professional publications and has lectured in prestigious institutions, including the School of Architecture at the Israel Institute of Technology, London University SOAS, Middlebury College, Haifa University and Indiana University. S. Her current series of program on Israel’s Voice of Music Radio titled “Dialogue with God” is gaining great success.
She was awarded numerous fellowships and awards, among them a conducting fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival, a conducting scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and a fellowship to a master class with Max Rudolph at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She received First Prize in the Molly Margolis Piano Competition in Chicago as well as other scholarships and distinctions. The Israeli Association of women in Management chose Ada Pelleg as "Woman of the year 2006".