Internationally acclaimed conductor Eve Queler is recognized as a pioneer in the world of opera, and one of the first women to establish herself in the traditionally male-dominated field of orchestral conducting. Ms. Queler is renowned for researching and unearthing seldom-heard masterpieces and featuring legendary opera stars including Montserrat Caballé, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, and Dolora Zajick. As founder and music director of the Opera Orchestra of New York (OONY), she conducted over 100 operas in concert at Carnegie Hall and amassed a dedicated following that has been selling out houses for 50 years.
Maestro Queler has guest conducted on podiums worldwide, including engagements with the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Hamburg, Bonn and Frankfurt Operas in Germany, the Opera Australia in Sydney, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, Opéra de Nice, the Rome Opera, Las Palmas Opera, Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, the Smetana Divadlo in Prague and National Theater Brno in the Czech Republic, the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Pretoria Art Museum in South Africa, and more. Equally at home with symphonic repertoire, she conducted numerous symphony orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo, Sicily.
Maestro Queler is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Lifetime Achievement award and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of the highest awards presented by the French government, for her commitment to French operas. She has also received the Sanford Medal, Yale University’s highest musical honor, and the Touchstone Award from Women in Music in recognition of her visionary spirit.