A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the former Solo Violist of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Zvi Carmeli studied the art of conducting at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and concertizes intensively through out the world as Conductor and Violist.
Carmeli has conducted orchestras such as the Kuopio Symphony and the "Savo Festival" orchestras – Finland , the Collegium Musicum Orchestra - Denmark with Violin Soloist Ivry Gitlis, the "Soestenberg Festival" Orchestra - Holland with Violin Soloist Julian Rachlin, the Salzburg Chamber Solists - Austria, the "Ambientazionimusicali festival" and "Perugia Musicfest" festival orchestras - Italy, the Muenster Hochschule fur musik Symphony Orchestra – Germany , the Natanya Chamber Orchestra and the Caprizma Ensemble Jerusalem - Israel, the Young Israeli Philharmonic, and the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance chamber orchestra .
He is the Founder and Conductor of the Berlin Chamber Soloists, an ensemble comprised of a dynamic international mix of some of Berlin's finest young Musicians. The BCS has performed in many prestigious festivals in Italy such as "Emilliaromagna", "Le dieci giornate della musica" Brescia and "Festival delle nazioni" Citta di castello. The BCS performed in Bresica at the "Armonie sotto la Rocca Festival" a world premiere of "Bach to me" - a revisiting of J.S. Bach 5th Brandenburg Concerto composed by jazz piano virtuoso Cesare Picco. This Performance was followed by the release of the album "Bach to me" by the Berlin - Edel classics CD label. Carmeli and the BCS have collaborated with soloists such as Shlomo Mintz, Massimo Mercelli and Massimo Quarta.
His appearances as have also included conducting: A mixed orchestra of the UDK Hochschule Orchestra and Jerusalem Music Center at the Young European Classics Festival - Konzerthaus Berlin and at the Philharmonie Berlin Concert hall.
A mixed orchestra of the Vienna Hochschle for Musik and Drama, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Jerusalem Music Center and the UDK Hochschule Berlin orchestras at the Berlin Majorminor Festival and Symposium, Grosse Saal UDK .
A mixed orchestra of the Franz Liszt Academy Budapest and the Jerusalem Academy Orchestras at the Big Hall of the Liszt Academy.
Zvi Carmeli is the Artisitic director of the Jerusalem Music Center "Huberman Program for exceptionally gifted young string players" – where he regularly conducts a string orchestra comprised of Israel's finest young string players.