Israeli conductor Taum Karni has wanted to be a conductor since her first choir rehearsal at the age of 12.
She conducts Carmina Singers Ensemble, founded in 2011, the student chamber orchestra at Tel Aviv University, and is a founding member and co-conductor of REVOICE! International Vocal Ensemble. She now also serves as resident conductor of the Israel Women Composers Forum, as well as co-director of its annual festival.
Taum has conducted the Latvian Radio Choir, the Danish Radio Vokalensemble, Gachinger Kantorei, the Stuttgart Kammerchor, KMH Vokalensemble and the Sweelink Baroque Orchestra. Taum participated in Meitar Ensemble’s Tedarim Project, and was conductor of Wild Blossom Amsterdam, which presented new instrumental music in theatrical and surprising ways. Following conducting studies in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Stockholm, Taum has been supported by the Elton John Scholarship, an Erasmus scholarship and the America-Israel Cultural Fund scholarships in choral conducting. She is the winner of the Gary Bertini Conducting Scholarship for the years 2014-5.