Itay Talgam

Itay Talgam

Itay Talgam is a world renowned orchestra conductor, author, keynote speaker, and leadership expert.

Itay is a protégé and disciple of the great Leonard Bernstein, has conducted many prominent orchestras and ensembles worldwide, including the Orchestre de Paris, the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic and the Leipzig Opera House.

He was awarded the ‘Best Performance of the Year’ by the National Council for the Arts for his role as music director at the Tel Aviv Symphony Orchestra and of Musica Nova Consort Talgam.

In 2015 he published his book The Ignorant Maestro, which explores leadership nuances through renowned conductors’ diverse styles.

Itay has presented his inspirational keynote speeches across the world, from the UK and the US, to Germany, France, Switzerland, Greece, and The Netherlands.

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As we make our way up the ranks, we become less connected to the front lines and may often know less than we feel comfortable admitting. Itay Talgam encourages us to open our minds and shows us that our ignorance can be our greatest advantage.
Simon Sinek

I learned more about leadership in that half an hour, than in my entire career.
Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States

Will get you thinking, regardless of what you know about conducting or leadership.
Management Today

Talgam inspires us to think beyond leadership dogma and for the first time learn to truly listen.
Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Itay uses his knowledge of leading an orchestra to provide unique insight into business leadership. When Itay speaks of the orchestra–conductors, players, and orchestral dynamics–his perspectives translate beautifully to the business world.
Anne Loehr, Huffington Post

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