Yoav Talmi

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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]. Maestro Talmi holds an Honorary Doctor degree from the Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Among European orchestras Maestro Talmi conducted are the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw; the St. Petersburg, Oslo, Stockholm, Warsaw and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestras; the Vienna and Prague and Hamburg Symphony Orchestras; the Orchestre National de France, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Rome’s Santa Cecilia, as well as all London leading orchestras and the Radio orchestras of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Poland and Sweden. In North America Maestro Talmi has conducted the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Detroit, Saint-Louis, Houston, Montreal, Indianapolis, Dallas, Seattle, and Vancouver – among others. Yoav Talmi’s Festivals activity included appearances at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Bergen Festival of Norway, Helsinki Festival, Jerusalem Festival, the Aspen Music Festival (USA), Montreal’s Festival Lanaudiere, Chautauqua Festival (N.Y.), Waterloo Festival (NJ) and the Houston’s Mostly Mozart Festival. Maestro 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], Music Director of the San Diego Symphony [1989-96] and Chief-Conductor of the Hamburg Symphony in Germany (2000-2004). Yoav TALMI is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Quebec Symphony in Canada.