Talia Ilan, Conductor

Talia Ilan is the Music Director of the Israel Stage Orchestra, Music Director of the Campus Symphony Orchestra Ramat Hasharon, and resident conductor of the “Reflex” ensemble of contemporary music (NY – Tel Aviv).

Regular guest conductor with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta Be'er Sheva, Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra to name a few. Talia has guest conducted in China with the Macao Orchestra in 2009 and the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra in 2015, as well as in Italy at the Ischia Music Festival 2007, New York with the Reflex Ensemble at Symphony Space, 2008 and in the Czech Republic with both the Janáček Philharmonic, Ostrava, 2000 and the Moravian Philharmonic, Olomouc, 2001. Talia is invited to conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in June 2017.

As a long serving music director of two orchestras, Talia strives to bring the orchestras up to their highest standards as well as to nurture the connection between each orchestra and its community. Talia has initiated and directed various programs to build a community and culture of music around the orchestra, through a combination of community outreach programs, international orchestral and conducting workshops, and concert series aimed at all parts of the community, from lovers of classical music and opera, popular, folk, musical theater, and children's concerts. Talia is also the creator of dozens of educational concerts that are widely performed by several orchestras in Israel. Over sixteen years as a professional conductor, she has performed an extensive range of mainly symphonic repertoire, emphasizing on Classical to Romantic to 20th century. Several recordings of her concerts were broadcast on the Israeli classical music radio channel.

Born in Tel Aviv, Talia Ilan graduated from the Jerusalem Rubin Academy (M.Mus and Artist Diploma) majoring in Orchestral Conducting under the guidance of international conducting teacher, Prof. Mendi Rodan.

Talia was invited to study with Maestro Daniel Barenboim in Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden and with Michael Tilson Thomas in The London Symphony Orchestra, New world Symphony Orchestra (Miami), and the San Francisco Symphony.

Twice First Prize winner at the international competition and masterclass with the Janáček Philharmonic, Ostrava (Czech Republic), 2000 and with the Moravian Philharmonic, Olomouc (Czech Republic), 2001.

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