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Avi Taler - Conductor


Israeli conductor Avi Taler started his piano and choral training in the age of six. In 2016 he completed his orchestral conducting bachelor of music degree in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv University in the classes of Vag Papian, Yi-An Xu, Prof. Yoav Talmi and Prof. Ronen Borshevsky. In 2018 he completed his Master of Music in choral conducting at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music with prof. Ronen Borshevsky.

Avi has recently graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, studying conducting with professors Peter Stark, Howard Williams, Toby Purser and RCM visiting professor Martyn Brabbins. Avi conducted most of the performing ensembles and orchestras in RCM. He took part in an RCM recording session in Abbey Road Studio 1, where he conducted a student led orchestra with music by De Falla. He was supported by the Polonsky foundation, the Selma Manders and B'nai B'rith Leo Baeck (London) Lodge Scholarships and the Colton Foundation. He was earlier supported by the America-Israel Culture Foundation, the Ashdod Foundation and the Or-Shalom Memorial Trust. He is now supported by Talent Unlimited Charity (UK) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Avi is the holder of the Bob and Beryl Bursary for Young Conductors at the Havant Symphony Orchestra for the season of 2019-2020, where he assisted conductor Jonathan Butcher.

Avi held various educational positions, including being the conductor of advanced municipal youth concert bands and mentoring chamber ensembles and choirs in Israel. As a choral tenor at the Gary Bertini Israeli Choir he performed in operatic and choral projects with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Israeli Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mo. Zubin Mehta, Manfred Honeck and Marin Alsop.

Avi conducted the Karlovy-Vary Symphony Orchestra (2017), the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra (2017), the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra (2019-2020), the Royal College of Music Philharmonic Orchestra (2018-2020), the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra (2015-16), the Buchmann-Mehta Carter Chamber Orchestra (2016), the Buchmann-Mehta Oratorio and Chamber Choirs (2015, 2017-2018), the Havant Symphony Orchestra (2019-20), the Croydon Young Concert Orchestra (2019), the Ness Ziona Youth Concert Band (2016-2018), the Ashdod Youth Concert Band (2015-2017) and other large and small chamber ensembles.

updated January 2021