Perry Tal, Violin

Perry Tal, Violin

In recognition of her superb musical artistry, Israeli violinist Perry Tal was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Musician Distinction Award from Maestro Zubin Mehta on behalf of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buchmann Mehta School of Music. In 2010, Perry joined the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO) under the baton of Maestro Daniel Barenboim and has performed all over the United States, Europe, the Middle East, China, Korea, and South America. The collaboration with the Divan Orchestra yielded additional chamber music concerts in California and Qatar. As part of the WEDO she recorded Beethoven’s complete nine symphonies for the DECCA Company in the summer of 2011, and performed with the orchestra in such halls as the Carnegie Hall (NY), the Royal Albert Hall (London), Teatro Alla Scala (Milano), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Musikverein (Vienna), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires) and many more. Additionally, Perry was a substitute violinist at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) from 2005-2010 and joined the IPO’s musical tours worldwide. As a member of the Buchman Mehta Symphony Orchestra, she performed as Concert Master under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta, Maestro Kurt Mazur and Izhak Perlman and performed in such venues as the United Nations in NYC as well as at the Tonhalle, Zurich. Perry is a featured violinist in the Discovery Ensemble since 2010, as well as in the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012.

As a soloist and avid chamber musician, Perry appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Avery Fischer Hall, Jordan Hall, California’s Mondavi Center among others. She performed as a soloist with the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra and the Givataim Chamber Orchestra in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium and Switzerland. Perry has collaborated and performed with artists such as Kim Kashkashian, Lucy Chapman, Roger Tapping and more. She was a member of the Young Musicians Unit of the Jerusalem Music Center and was also featured many times on the Israel National Radio. Perry regularly performs at music festivals worldwide, including the BBC Festival (London), the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), The Salzburg Festival (Austria), the Colmar International Festival (France), Keshet Eilon Mastercourse (Israel), International Goppisberger Music Festival (Switzerland) and Kefar Blum International Festival of Chamber Music (Israel). In 2007, Perry attended the International Orchestra Institute Attergau (IOIA), a project of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the leadership of Maestro Eschenbach. She participated in Masterclasses with artists such as Ida Haendel, Tabea Zimmeremann, Donald Weilerstein, Miriam Fried, Zakhar Bron, Anni Schnarch, Josef Rissin, Antia Whitehass, Ilan Gronich and Petru Monteano. Her musicianship has been recognized with many awards, among them the 2003 Turjeman Competition, the “outstanding musician distinction” from the IDF and scholarships from the America Israel Cultural Foundation both in violin and in chamber music from 2001 until her departure to the US in 2010.

Deeply committed to Education, Perry serves as a faculty member in both the Rivers School Conservatory and the Concord Conservatory of Music. In addition she holds a private studio in Brooklyn, NY and Boston, MA. Her students frequently perform around Boston.

Perry completed her Master’s degree with honors under Ms. Lucy Chapman at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She holds her Bachelor’s degree with high honors from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at the Tel Aviv University, where she studied with Ms. Irina Svetlova.

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