Born in Israel, Ms. Tomer moved to the United States at age 13. She earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at The Juilliard School and studied for her doctorate in aesthetics at New York University. For 10 years she was a professional classical pianist in solo and orchestral performances throughout the United States and Europe.
After transitioning from performance to arts management, Tomer worked closely with Harvey Lichtenstein at BAM on projects ranging from BAM Rose Cinemas to launching and programming the BAMCafé. Following her tenure at BAM, she became Executive Producer for Music at WNYC radio, where she produced such award-winning programs as “24:33,” a John Cage celebration; “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood,” a musical portrait of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; “The Tristan Mysteries;” and “Berlin Without Walls.” Simultaneously, Tomer became Adjunct Curator for Performing Arts at the Whitney Museum, where she created a performing arts department and presented dance, theater, music, and multimedia performances. Her curatorial credits at the Whitney include “Christian Marclay: Festival, a collaboration with David Kiehl,” “Steve Reich@ the Whitney” and “Meredith Monk Music @ the Whitney.”
She joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art as General Manager of Concerts and Lectures in July 2011.