Yoav Talmi


Kansas City Symphony


"Guest conductor Yoav Talmi led the orchestra with assurance, without score for all three works, with forthright phrasing and adamant closing gestures ... Talmi demanded full voice as the work came to its exciting, succinct conclusion." [Brahms Serenade No. 1]




Israel Chamber Orchestra


"… In Puccini’s I Crisantemi, transcribed for string orchestra by Yoav Talmi, the ecstasy of the beautiful melodies put the hall on edge. The strings muttered the Andante mesto’s yearning, sad ending in a soothing ritual. Seven minutes in which God was present on the main floor of Bellas Artes."

LA NACION (Costa Rica)



Scottish Symphony Orchestra


“… [Yoav Talmi’s] carefully measured overview appropriately reflected Bruckner’s granite-like structural blocks, but there were remarkable elements of insight and flexibility which, particularly in the concluding slow movement … reached astonishing heights of passion and emotion.”


SCOTSMAN (Glasgow)



Orchestre Symphonique de Québec


“… Talmi evoked a magical atmosphere …”




Israel Chamber Orchestra


"Silky sonority, perfect intonation, exact and resolute arch strokes in the strings, refinement and richness in the winds section, distinguished the executions of the Israel Chamber Orchestra from the technical aspect. At the same time, on the interpretive side of the performance, conductor Yoav Talmi molded the musical phrases with sensitivity and elegance, while balancing the sections, handling the rhythmic agility and caring for the fluency and unity."

EL UNIVERSO  (Ecuador)



Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra


Haydn’s Symphony No. 96 (The Miracle) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. both received breathtaking readings under the baton of guest conductor Yoav Talmi.”





San Diego Symphony


“Talmi’s control of the orchestra’s attacks was a blessed refinement in the Mozart [Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216] and a cause for huzzahs in the Bruckner Symphony No. 4 … this might have been a recording-ready performance …”




Munich Philharmonic


“It is not always that the Munich Philharmonic works under a guest conductor with such an animated and disciplined manner, as it did in the last subscription concert.  It was immediately evident that the Israeli conductor Yoav Talmi developed a good link with the musicians and induced them with his temperamental, sweeping manner to an impressive achievement.”