Imri Talgam – 2014

Imri Talgam is a pianist and researcher focused on performance of 20th century and contemporary music. Since winning First prize in the Concours  international de piano d’Orléans (France) in 2014, Talgam has performed widely around the world, including solo appearances with Ensemble Modern, the Radio Orchestra of Saarbrücken, and the Israeli Contemporary Players.

Talgam has worked with composers including Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, Enno Poppe, Unsuk Chin, and Peter Eötvös, alongside collaborations with younger composers. He is also a recipient of the Yvar Mikhashoff commissioning prize together with Yair Klartag (2017).

Recent projects include multiple Xenakis performances on both piano and harpsichord for the composer’s centennial, as well as duo performances with Sarah Saviet.

Alongside his performance, Talgam is currently a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal. His research and teaching are focused on rhythmic complexity in contemporary Western Classical Music.

Awards :

  • First Prize Special Distinction “Blanche Selva”
  • Special Distinction Prize “Claude Helffer”
  • Special Distinction Prize “Edison Denisov”



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