Tai Murray, violin
Appreciated for her elegance and effortless ability, Tai 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 and New York, Tai Murray’s appearances include Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Kammermusiksaal at the Philharmonie, projects with the Philharmonic Staatsorchester of Mainz and Dí¼sseldorfer Symphoniker, and tours with the Brandenburger Symphoniker and Niederrheinische Sinfoniker.
As a recitalist Tai Murray has visited many of the world’s capitals having appeared in Berlin, Chicago, Hamburg, London, New York, and Washington D.C. among many others. She will return to Wigmore Hall in 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. Her second recording with works by American Composers of the 20th century is due to be released in November 2013 by the label eaSonus, and her third disc with the Bernstein Serenade is scheduled for 2014.