Regents Theater at Holy Names University Oakland, CA
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Tai Murray, Violinist
PROGRAM: Schubert Rondo D. 895 Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel Arvo Pärt Fratres Debussy Sonate; Corigliano Sonata
Described as "superb" by The New York Times, violinist Tai Murray has established herself as a musical voice of a generation. "Technically flawlessvivacious and scintillatingIt 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 and New York, Tai Murray's appearances 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 has appeared at 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. Her second recording with works by American Composers of the 20th century was released in November 2013 by the label eaSonus (www.easonus.com) and her third disc with the Bernstein Serenade will be released this year.
Regents Theater at Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619