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Talia Ilan is an Israeli conductor and a Radio Music Editor at the IPBC Classical Music Radio Station. 

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. Talia is a former Music Director of the Israel Stage Orchestra (2006-2019), and former Music Director of the Campus Symphony Orchestra (2001-2019). She is the resident conductor of the “Reflex” ensemble of contemporary music (NY – Tel Aviv), and the conductor and co-founder of the "Classical Women" Orchestra. She has guest conducted in China with the Macao Orchestra 2008, the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra 2015, and the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra 2019, 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 has strived 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 eighteen 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 Ilan

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 Competition.


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.

Talia is the conducting teacher at the Ono Academic College School of Music.

Talia Ilan is one of 51 Revolutionary Israeli Women appearing in the Best-Seller book: "Agadot Amityot" (Real Legends), telling the stories of 51 pioneering women throughout the history of Israel.


Talia Ilan on Wikipedia (Hebrew)

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