Saturday, June 14, 2014

Violinist Tai Murray Performs Ligeti, Mendelssohn & Brahms with Westchester Philharmonic 3 PM Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tai Murray

Ryan McAdams, conductor
Tai Murray, violin

Sunday, June 15 at 3 pm

The Phil continues its focus on presenting young, ground-breaking artists whose massive talents demand our attention. Ryan McAdams' leadership of the New York Youth Symphony has led to non-stop critical acclaim wherever he conducts. He teams up with violinist Tai Murray, an Avery Fisher Career Grant winner, Sphinx Competition winner, and BBC New Generation Artist. "Technically flawless", "vivacious and scintillating", Murray brings her elegance, effortlessness, and sheer passion to our season finale. 

Ligeti: Concert Romanesc
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto 
Brahms: Serenade No.1

For tickets Call 914-251-6200.

Tai Murray Biography

Described as "superb" by The New York Times, violinist Tai Murray is establishing herself a musical voice of a generation.
"Technically flawless...vivacious and scintillating...It is without doubt that Murray's style of playing is more mature than that of many seasoned players; and, with a debut record this outstanding, it can safely be assumed that she will exceed many expectations - she's certainly exceeded mine." Francesca Treadaway, Muso Magazine
Appreciated for her elegance and effortless ability, Murray creates a special bond with listeners through her mature phrasing and subtle sweetness. Her programming reveals musical intelligence. Her sound, sophisticated bowing and choice of vibrato remind us of her musical background and influences, principally, Yuval Yaron (a student of Gingold & Heifetz) and Franco Gulli. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004, Tai Murray was named a BBC New Generation Artist (2008 through 2010).
She has performed as guest soloist on the stages of such halls as the Barbican, Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens, and Shanghai's Concert Hall. Performing with such ensembles as the Atlanta Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, and Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. Now a resident of Berlin, Tai Murray's appearances close to home include Berlin's Konzerthaus and Kammermusiksaal at the Philharmonie, projects with the Philharmonic Staatsorchester of Mainz and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and tours with the Brandenburger Symphoniker and Niederrheinische Sinfoniker.
As a recitalist Tai Murray has visited many of the world's capitols having appeared in Berlin, Chicago, Hamburg, London, New York, and Washington D.C. among many others. She will return to Wigmore Hall in both 2013 and 2014.
As a chamber musician, she has joined tours with Musicians from Marlboro and was a member of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society II (2004-2006). Festival appearances include Ireland's West Cork Festival, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in the USA.
Tai Murray's critically acclaimed debut recording for harmonia mundi of Ysaye's six sonatas for solo violin was released in February 2012.  

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