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Yoav Talmi

Yoav Talmi

Maestro Yoav Talmi regularly conducts major orchestras. In addition to his post as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, he serves also as Principal Guest conductor of the Hamburg Symphony in Germany. Among orchestras Maestro Talmi has conducted in Europe are the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the St. Petersburg, Oslo, Stockholm, Warsaw, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras; the Prague, Hamburg, and Vienna Symphony Orchestras; the Orchestre National de France, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Rome’s Santa Cecilia, as well as all London leading orchestras. In North America Maestro Talmi has conducted among others, the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Detroit, Saint-Louis, Houston, Montreal, Indianapolis, Dallas, and Seattle. In Japan, Mr. Talmi has conducted the NHK Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic, and the Tokyo Symphony.Yoav Talmi’s summer activities includes appearances at the Bergen Festival of Norway, Helsinki Festival, Jerusalem Festival, the Aspen Music Festival (USA), the Montreal region Lanaudière Festival, Chautauqua Festival (New York), Waterloo Festival (New Jersey), and Houston’s Mostly Mozart Festival.Born in Israel, Yoav Talmi is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and the Juilliard School in New York, both as conductor and composer. He was a recipient of the Koussevitzky Memorial Conducting Prize at the Tanglewood Festival (1969) and the Rupert Conductor’s Competition in London (1973). Mr. Talmi gained his experience and recognition serving as Music Director of the Arnhem Philharmonic in the Netherlands (1974-1980), Principal Guest-Conductor of the Munich Philharmonic (1979-80), Music Director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the New Israeli Opera (1984-88), and Music Director of the San Diego Symphony in California (1989-96).Talmi has conducted many televised concerts for the Canadian, Dutch, Belgian, Spanish, and Norwegian Televisions as well as the Hungarian, Polish, and Russian National televisions. On the Analekta label, he has recorded Dancing for 100 Years with the OSQ, as well as French Showpieces with the OSQ and the Canadian violinist James Ehnes, which won the Felix Prize at the 2002 “Gala de l’ADISQ.” In June 2001, Maestro Talmi was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Laval University in appreciation of his contribution to cultural life in Quebec City.

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