“A first class singer with a warm timbre, outstanding expression, and an absolute artistry“
Bavat Marom began her artistic journey as a painter, a dancer and a composition student of Prof. Abel Ehrlich, Prof. Chaya Czernowin and Prof. Ruben Seroussi in her native Israel. She traveled to Austria to undertake vocal studies with Prof. Rudolf Knoll at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and subsequently was invited to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice and a Master’s Degree in Opera. While at Curtis, Ms. Marom performed Dorabella (Così fan tutte) with the Opera Company of Philadelphia as well as numerous roles with the Curtis Opera Theatre, such as Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Pauline (Pique Dame) (coached by Galina Vishnevskaya), The Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Arnalta (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Maddalena (Il viaggio a Reims) and more, while also working as a fashion model in her spare time. During her studies at Curtis, she participated in masterclasses with Luciano Pavarotti, Galina Vishnevskaya, Anna Moffo, Tom Krause, Betty Allen and Regina Resnick.
Following her graduation, Ms. Marom won – out of 4000 contestants – the prestigious American Berlin Opera Foundation Competition, and joined the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she met her mentor and voice teacher Ks. Kaja Borris. While at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, she performed numerous roles including Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Flosshilde and Rossweisse (Der Ring des Nibelungen) and more. Later, she performed Amneris (Aida) with Theater Plauen Zwickau, Schwertleite (Ring an einem Abend) with Nationaltheater Mannheim, The Mother (Mavra) with Opera Spanga. Additionally, she premiered leading roles such as The Grandmother (And The Rat Laughed) with the Cameri Theatre and the New Israeli Opera, The Dramatyczny Theatre in Warsaw, at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival and the Bucharest National Theatre and Aristophanes (The Symposium) with Opera Camera.
Ms. Marom frequently performs at concerts, galas, and recitals. Some of her past engagements include A tribute to Astor Piazzolla at Carnegie Hall; recitals with piano at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the music festival at Schloss Elmau, the Israel Festival, the Israel Music Festival, Valery Gergiev’s Red Sea Festival, the International Biennial for Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv, the Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra, the Jewish Arts Festival in Philadelphia and in New York, the Abu-Gosh Festival and others; Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben with pianist Shlomo Shem Tov at the Israel Festival; a Germany tour of La maja dolorosa with the guitarist Augustin Wiedemann; a European tour of two Yiddish recital programs: The Geula Project and Zwischentöne with pianist Eyal Bat; a German Lieder recital and a recital of contemporary arrangements of Israeli music, Hakol Za’hav, with soprano Sivan Rotem and pianist Eyal Bat; Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet’s The Juliet Letters and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Spectrum Ensemble; and The Sound of Voice and Saw at the 17th Israel Music Festival, among others.
Her symphonic performances include a Gala Concert at Lincoln Center in New York; concerts of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with the Blutenburg Kammerphilharmonie München, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, at the Ein Hod Festival, at Keshet Eilon and with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra; Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and the world premiere of Gil Shohat’s Stabat Mater with The Israel Chamber Orchestra; Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Orchestra Society; Wagner’s Ring an einem Abend with the Deutsche Oper Berlin and with Nationaltheater Mannheim; Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Lezion, The Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva and The Kibbutz Orchestra; De Falla’s El amor brujo with The Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva; Yedidia Admon’s The Song of Deborah with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; Stravinsky’s Les Noces with The Jerusalem Academy of Music Orchestra; Mozart’s Requiem with The Ra’anana Symphonette at the Abu-Gosh Festival; Haydn’s The Creation Mass and Mozart’s Missa Brevis with The Israel Kibbutz Orchestra; the world premiere of Boaz Ben-Moshe’s Jonah with the Tel Aviv Soloists; Mother Divine with the Ramat Gan Orchestra; Bach cantatas with The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra; a recital with orchestra at Memphis Opera and more.
Ms. Marom has sung under the baton of numerous conductors, including Jiří Kout, Andrew Parrott, Welisar Gentscheff, Marie-Jeanne Dufour, Johann M. Arnell, Paul Nadler, Friedemann Layer, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Gabor Hollerung, Dan Ettinger, Paolo Olmi, David Agler, Michael Ching, Doron Salomon, Noam Sheriff, Yoav Talmi, David Levi, Christopher Weik, Robert Ashens, Mark Ensley, Steffen Schubert, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Nathan Carter, Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Haim Elisha, Jörg Bierhance, Michael Shani, Yuval Zorn, Gil Shohat, Ori Leshman, Barak Tal, Aviv Ron, Yaron Gottfried, Stanley Sperber, David Hayes, Rodolfo Fischer, Sidney Rothstein, Oran Eldor, Donald St. Pierre, Rossen Milanov, Ford Lallerstedt, Franklin B. Zimmerman, Zvi Carmeli, Yael Wagner-Avital and Neomi Faran.
Ms. Marom dedicates much of her time to chamber music. She has performed with musicians such as Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel, Eyal Bat, Ady Cohen, Augustin Wiedemann, Daniel Propper, Gila Goldstein, Shiri Coneh, Chagit Glaser, Shlomo Shem-Tov, Dan Deutsch, Gil Shohat, Julia Rovinsky, Goni Eshed, Boris Zobin, Tali Glaser, Wolf Harden, Zvi Carmeli, Eyal Kless, Kobi Rubinstein, Natalia Paruz, Eckhart Lorenzen, Batia Steinbock-Lorenzen, Michal Schmidt, Sandrine Erdely-Sayo, Danielle Orlando, Mikael Eliasen, Susan Nowicki, Donald St. Pierre, Humberto Ridolfi, David Lofton, Yehonatan Berrick, Inbal Segev, Noga Ben-Azar, Aharon Yaron, Irit Rob, Tami Kanazawa, Yasuko Hirata, Jonathan Keren, Avigail Arad, Marina Minkin, Yuri Brenner, Uri Miles, Eileen Grycki, Tali Roth, Susan Ashbaker, and Rudolf Meister.
Being a composer herself, Ms. Marom has a special interest in contemporary music, and has premiered new compositions by Reinhard Flender, Ella Milch-Sheriff, Ron Weidberg, Ofer Ben Moshe, Gil Shohat, Sylvia Glickman, Boaz Tarsi, Ehud Pecker, and more. Composers such as Leroy Osmon, Abel Ehrlich, Ofer Ben-Amots, Udi Horev and Ady Cohen dedicated their compositions to her.
Ms. Marom won grants and awards from: the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition, American Berlin Opera Foundation, The Olga Forrai Foundation, The Arts Council of the Israeli National Lottery, The National Authority For Yiddish Culture, Joy In Singing Competition, The Young Women’s Christian Association Of The City Of New York, CWNY Vocal Competition, Gundaker Foundation Development Award, Margaret Rice Music Scholarship Fund, The Universität Mozarteum, and The Curtis Institute of Music.