Talmon, Amos | conductor

Date created: 24.05.2016.
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Music Director of The Grand Symphonic Series, Herzliya


The year 1999 marks the beginning of Talmon's activity as a conductor.

Having been coached by conductors such as Etay Talgam, Gal Alterovich and Zeev Dorman, Talmon launched his career by conducting Israel's finest orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, Israel Symphony Rishon-LeZion and Jerusalem Radio Symphony.

In 2000, Talmon founded the Music Angels Foundation with the aim of supporting young Israeli soloists. A week of master classes held by the famous Italian soprano Katia Ricciarelli, culminated in a gala concert with Jerusalem Symphony at Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv, under the baton of Talmon, is a reflective example.

In 2001, Talmon was requested to fill in the new Herzliya Center for performing Arts with classical music substance: Talmon inaugurated the hall in a festive concert with the Israel Chamber Orchestra and since then, has been in charge of the Grand Symphonic Series. The Grand Symphonic Series, now in its seventh regular season, hosts Israel's finest orchestras such as: Israel Philharmonic, Israel Symphony Rishon-LeZion, Jerusalem Radio Symphony, Israel Camerata and others. Young Israeli soloists are frequently engaged, along with foreign soloists and leading foreign guest conductors.

In addition, Talmon appears regularly outside Israel: Numerous appearances is Sala Verdi with Orchestra Sinfonica d'Italia kicked off is appearances abroad followed by concerts with  Poznan Philharmonic, Wroclaw Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic North, Baltic Philharmonic Gdnask, Polish Radio Symphony Warsaw, Banda Sinfonica Madrid, Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony, Pilsen Philharmonic, Czech Radio Symphony, Capella Symphony St.Petersberg, Mexico state Symphony, Grosseto Symphony, Prague Philharmonia, Brno Philharmonic, Westphalia Philharmonic Germany, Slovak Philharmonic Bratislava, Cordoba Symphony, Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, Collegium Sinfonium Veneto, Venice etc.

Future plans include appearances with, Yeravan Philharmonic, Munich Symphony, Moravian Symphony, Janacek Philharmonic, Murcia Philharmonic, Mexico State Symphony, Czech Radio Symphony, Slovak Sinfonietta, Bari Symphony, Banda Sinfonica Madrid, Israel Symphony, Athens Symphony, Thessaloniki Symphony, Berlin Sinfonietta, Berlin Chamber Philharmonic, Daejeon Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, Extremadura Symphony, Spain, Klagenfurt Symphony, Austria, Ueco Milano and others.

Talmon has already appeared in some of the most prestigious concert halls, Reduta, Bratislava, Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv, Beijing Forbidden City, Prague Rudolfinum and Tonhalle Zurich, to name a few. Future concerts will take place in Vienna and Carnegie Hall, New-York.


This is what a Prague critic wrote about Talmon's performance with Prague Radio Symphony:

"… The concert opened with the enchanting overture to Gioacchino Rossini’s opera The Thieving Magpie, whose music acquired great temperament under the conductor’s original gesture."

"… The programme after the interval featured Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 4, which Amos Talmon captured with remarkable expressivity. There was much about his conception which could be described as wholly original: the first movement with its “unassuming” opening, gradually building up to a climax, and ending with a drawn-out ritardando in the last few bars; the uncommonly freely conceived second movement; then the sharp contrast of the brisk scherzo; and again the deftly graduated final movement. In many instances we were aware of unusual ritardandos, caesura and similar devices.

The orchestra, inspired by the conductor’s unrivalled gesture, accommodated his wishes and gave a convincing performance, conveying the maestro’s atypical musical ideas, both in the Rossini, and the Brahms."