Maestro YOAV TALMI begins this season his tenure as Music Director of the Quebec Symphony. During this past August, he shard a tour with Kurt Masur, conducting the Orchestre Mondial de Jeunesses Musicales in Canada, the USA and Germany, in December 1998 Talmi was awarded the TZ-ROSE by the TZ newspaper in Munich for his outstanding achivment in performing the 'Enigma Variations' by Elgar with the Munich Philharmonic.
Yoav Talmi regularly conducts major orchestras in Europe, North America, Israel, Japan and New Zealand. He will begin his tenure as Chief-Conductor of the Hamburg Symphony in September 2000.
Among other orchestras Mr. Talmi conducted in Europe are the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw; the St. Petersburg, Oslo, Stockholm, Warsaw and the 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 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, Indianapolis, Dallas, Seattle, Vancouver and Utah, as well as the New York Chamber Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Yoav Tatmi's summer activity includes appearances at the Bergen Festival of Norway, Helsinki Festival, Jerusalem Festival, and in the USA - at the Aspen, Chautauqua, Waterloo and Houston's Mostly Mozart Festivals.
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 [1989-96].
Born in Israel, Yoav Talmi is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and the Juillard School in New York, both as Conductor and Composer. He was a recipient of the Koussevitzky Memorial Conducting Prize at Tanglewood  and the Rupert Conductors' Competition In London .
Talmi conducted many televised concerts for the Dutch, Belgian, Spanish and Norwegian Televisions as well as the Hungarian, Polish and Russian National Television.
Maestro Talmi has recorded for CHANDOS (London), DECCA (France), TELDEC (Germany), EMI (London), PRO-ARTE (USA) and NAXOS.
His recording of Bruckner's 9th Symphony (complete version) with the Oslo Philharmonic (on CHANDOS) won the prestigious "Grand Prix du Disque" in Paris, while his recording of Schönberg
& Tchaikovsky with the Israel Chamber Orchestra (TELDEC) was chosen "Record of the Month" by Germany's Fono-Forum magazine. The London Penguin Guide gave this same recording its highest rating.
His NAXOS recordings with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra consists of a Berlioz cycle: the complete Overtures, 'Romeo et Juliette', 'Harold in Italy', 'Reverie et Caprice', excerpts from 'Les Troyens', 'Symphonic Fantastique' and 'Les Nuits d'été'.
Yoav Talmi also recordes as pianist, accompaning his wife, flutist Er'ella Talmi.
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