Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Violinist Tai Murray in First Year as 'BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist'

While her former colleagues in the Ritz Chamber Players have presented concerts observing Black History Month in the U.S., violinist Tai Murray has been performing frequently in a variety of venues in the United Kingdom. On Feb. 18, Tai will be performing in Manchester, England. Then on Feb. 25 she will be in concert in Cardiff with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales:
About Tai Murray 
“Violinist Tai Murray, currently in her first year as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, much in demand as both a concert soloist and chamber musician, has been heard on such concerto stages as Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, New York’s Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, and Shanghai’s Concert Hall. She has collaborated with a wide range of conductors including James Judd, Daniel Hege, Alan Gilbert, James Depreist, Giordano Bellincampi, and Marin Alsop. A debut in Atlanta, re-engagements in Chicago and St. Louis among many others, critical acclaim, and a burgeoning fan base, paint Tai a rising star on the concerto stage. In the 08/09 season, Tai returns to Cincinnati, and makes her debut with the Stamford, and Stockton Symphonies. Along with the BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, among others. Recent past engagements include the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Santa Barbara, and Syracuse Symphonies. Tai is also an avid recitalist having presented programs in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and New York along with pianist Gilles Vonsattel. She returns this season to Philadelphia in collaboration with pianist Lambert Orkis. In addition, she will make her debut with City of London Festival, and appear at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. A dedicated chamber musician, Tai is a former member of the Ritz Chamber Players, and works with the conductor-less string orchestra ECCO. She has been on tour numerous times with Musicians from Marlboro, and was a member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II during the 2004-06 seasons. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004, Tai performs on a violin dated 2007, made for her by distinguished and extraordinary luthier, Mario Miralles.”  [Maestro James DePreist (b. 1936) is profiled at AfriClassical.com]

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