Netta Hadari has played in concert halls in Japan, Israel, Italy, Portugal, and the US, as a touring violin soloist and has led many orchestras as concertmaster including the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the Connecticut Virtuosi. During his varied musical career, Netta helped lead Music Haven, a non-profit organization, from start-up to maturity as Development Director, founded his own conductorless chamber orchestra – the Live Music Project – and educated and mentored many young people as music director of the Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra and as professor and orchestra director at Fairfield University. Currently, Netta is the conductor of the String Orchestra at Choate Rosemary Hall and was appointed Interim Orchestral Director and Violin Professor at Mount Holyoke College in 2018. This year, he will be working with Maestro Ng Tian Hui and the Pioneer Valley Symphony as Interim Assistant Conductor this season and has been invited to conduct the New Britain Symphony Orchestra. Netta holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from Southern Methodist University where he studied with Emanuel Borok, and a Master’s degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music studying with Syoko Aki. At Yale, he earned the Horatio Parker award – the highest award presented to a student at the school. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and composing children’s songs. He lives with his wife and two daughters in New Haven.