Michal Tal

Pianist

The preeminent Israeli pianist Michal Tal enjoys a busy and versatile international career, performing throughout to great acclaim. She presents at her concerts "A breathtaking performance" (Tel Aviv) and "Imaginative fingers" (London). Her numerous performances include recitals, performances with orchestra and chamber music as well as lecture concerts. She is also invited frequently to teach and give masterclasses as well as invitations to judge in national and  international piano competitions, such as The Tchaikovsky conservatory (Moscow) Zhongsin international music competition,  and the Musicfest Perugia Festival.

Among Tal's discography are "Great Short Masterpieces for Piano" (ROMEO) and "Erwin Schulhoff Music for Piano Solo" (CENTAUR). She performed at Carnegie Recital Hall,  The piano Festival in Gulangyu, The Israel Festival, The Israel Festival and The Kefar Blum Chamber Music Festival.

Michal Tal was born in Tel Aviv and started her piano lessons when she was five years old. At the age of sixteen she performed as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then she had   performed with all the leading orchestras in Israel, Europe and the U.S. such as the Virginia and Dallas Symphonies.

Tal studied at The Tel Aviv Academy of music, Indiana University, The Juilliard School and State University of New York in Stony Brook. She studied with Prof. Arie Vardi, Richard Goode, and Gilbert Kalish. Among her coaches were Leon Fleischer, Peter Serkin, , Janos Starker,  and Joel Krosnick. She received her PHD  at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem under the supervision of Prof. Jehoash Hirshberg.

Dr. Michal Tal is on the faculty of the Buchmann-Mehta School of music. Tal is the artistic director of The Outstanding Young Piano program at the Jerusalem Music Centre . Founder and artistic director of Pianowebfest.

photo: Yoel Levy

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