Winner of the Muriel Taylor Cello Prize and the Making Music Award for Young Concert Artists, Adi Tal is emerging as one of the most dynamic young cellists of her generation. She made her solo debut at age 12 with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, and has since performed with numerous ensembles, including the Israel Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony, and the Herzliya Chamber Orchestra, collaborating with conductors Thomas Sanderling, Aldo Ceccato, Dan Ettinger, and James Judd. She has performed in Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Teatro Colón, Berlin Philharmonie, Waldbühne Berlin, Kölner Philharmonie, Mozarteum Grosser Saal, Tonhalle, KKL Luzern, Paris Philharmonie and the Louvre Auditorium. Her solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Singaporean Radio, and Israeli Radio, and she has recorded for Naxos and Meridian Records.
Adi joined the acclaimed Fidelio Trio in 2014. The trio performs a broad variety of works, ranging from antiquity to brand-new commissions. The Fidelio Trio is closely associated with some of today’s leading international composers, including Toshio Hosokawa, Charles Wuorinen, Johannes Maria Staud, and Michael Nyman. They are broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3, RTÉ Lyric FM, WNYC, and NPR. They are artists-in-residence at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin City University.
Born in Israel, Adi began her cello studies at the age of seven with Hillel Zori. She received her Bachelor’s from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Richard Aaron, her Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music as a student of Ralph Kirshbaum, and her Master’s from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a student of David Takeno. She has performed at the Perlman Music Program, Ravinia Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Verbier Academy, and Banff Music Festival, and she is a regular participant at the Master Classes and Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove. She has collaborated with such artists as Steven Isserlis, Leif Ove Andsnes, Ralf Gothoni, Miriam Fried, Nicholas Daniel, Chen Halevi, and Atar Arad and Peter Salaff of the Cleveland Quartet. She has won awards from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Ronen Foundation, and the Raphael Sommer Music Scholarship Trust.
Adi frequently performs with Cappella Andrea Barca, directed by Andras Schiff alongside members of Quatuor Mosaïques, and is also a regular participant in Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
She performs on a cello made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in Parma dated 1765, generously on loan from a private collection. www.adital.co.uk
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