Speaker Itay Talgam’s Accomplishments Include…
A leading light of the contemporary Israeli music scene, Itay Talgam is not only one of the world’s most highly regarded conductors; the models for organizational behavior and inspired leadership he has found within the orchestra are applicable to team building, creativity and innovation in any organization.
Talgam began his international conducting career at the invitation of Leonard Bernstein, sharing a podium with him at a special concert with the Orchestra de Paris. Since then he has conducted many of Europe’s most prestigious orchestras, being the first Israeli conductor to perform with the St Petersburg Philharmonic and at the Leipzig Opera House. He has conducted orchestras across the United States, and also led and recorded all of Israel’s major orchestras, including the Israeli Philharmonic, the New Israeli Opera, the Jerusalem Symphony and the Israel Chamber Orchestra amongst many others.
Recipient of an Arts Diploma in conducting from the Jerusalem Rubin Academy as well as a cum laude degree in General Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Talgam has taught at the Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv University and the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance. He is a fellow of the Mantle School for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem and of the Israeli National Council for the Arts (music section). His unique “Maestro” leadership programs have assisted many thousands.