Talia Ilan, Conductor
Talia Ilan is the Music
Director of the Israel Stage Orchestra, Music Director of the Campus
Symphony Orchestra, and resident conductor of the “Reflex” ensemble of
contemporary music (NY – Tel Aviv), conductor and co-founder of the "Classical
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 made her debut with the Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra, June 2017. She has guest conducted in China with the Macao Orchestra
2009 and the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra 2015, as well as in Italy at the Ischia
Music Festival 2007, New York with the Reflex Ensemble, at the Symphony Space,
and in the Czech Republic with both the Janáček Philharmonic, Ostrava 2000 and
the Moravian Philharmonic, Olomouc, 2001.
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 the 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 seventeen 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.
Talia is often invited
to serve as a jury member of national musical competitions and awards,
including the Prime Minister Prize for Composers and the Paul Ben Haim
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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