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Itay Talgam
Maestro & Speaker

Itay Talgam is an orchestral conductor turned into a ‘conductor of people’ – be it in government, academia, business, education or therapy –  anywhere the creation of human harmony through cooperation is desired.

Itay was keynote speaker to many of the world’s leading conferences, including TED Global (Oxford), Google’s ZeitGeist (California, London), DLD (Munich, Moscow), and the World Economic Forum (Davos). His talks, based on continuous dialogue, have been experienced either directly or online by millions of participants and viewers.

Itay sees himself as a disciple of his great teacher, Leonard Bernstein. His international conducting debut took place in 1987, when he was chosen and presented by Maestro Bernstein in a special concert, conducting the Orchestre de Paris, Bernstein himself conducting the second half of the same concert. Since that highly successful performance, Talgam conducted many orchestras in Europe, being the first Israeli conductor to perform with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Leipzig Opera house. He also conducted and recorded with all of Israel’s major orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

A native of Tel-Aviv, Itay Talgam received his Artist Diploma in conducting from the Jerusalem Rubin Academy. He then studied in France, Italy, and the US. He is also a graduate of General Philosophy Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


  • Creativity & Leadership
  • The ignorant master: Leadership for Innovation
  • Don’t mind the gap: Creativity through gaps
  • The keynote-listener: dialogue as the most important tool of innovation


marketing & innovation forum europe 2015 – Frankfurt am Main