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In his lifetime, he was a member if the Israeli volleyball team, a flutist, a violinist, and a poet.
During his career he led orchestras in China, Moscow, and France. In March 2003 he was asked to direct the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra and also the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra of Taiwan. He was the first Israeli to direct these orchestras.