At a glance
" 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. "Muso Magazine
Described as "superb" by The New York Times, the former BBC New Generation Artist is an inspiring talent, appreciated for her elegance and effortless ability, mature phrasing and subtle sweetness.
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 capitals having appeared in Berlin, Chicago, Hamburg, London, New York, and Washington D.C. among many others.
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 was released in November 2013 by the Berlin-based label eaSonus (www.easonus.com) and her third disc with the Bernstein Serenade is already scheduled for an early 2014 release on the French label mirare.
Recent highlights include a performance at the BBC Proms with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, a tour with the Orchester de Bretagne, the Orchester de Picardie, the Chineke! Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Also Chamber music will still play a major role: for the third time she is invited to the Illumina Festival in Brazil. Together with the also violinist Vilde Frang she will be guest in Sion, Hamburg and Zurich.
Tai Murray plays a violin by Tomaso Balestrieri fecit Mantua ca. 1765, on generous loan from a private collection.
Tai Murray has contributed to articles in both The New York Times and The Strad Read more
Tai Murray's performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto with Chinkeke! Orchestra, conducted by Fawzi Haimor at The Southbank Centre is now available on YouTube: Read more
“Hers was a Bruch Violin Concerto to reckon with”; ravishing praise for Tai Murray and Chineke! Orchestra
Rave reviews for Tai Murray's recent tour with Chineke! Orchestra Read more
Tai Murray to perform Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9 'Kreutzer' at Barbican's Beethoven Weekender festival Read more
Tai Murray joins the presenters of 'Our Classical Century' to play and discuss Vaughan William’s 'The Lark Ascending', in the first programme in a four-part series celebrating the great moments in classical music in Britain throughout the last century. Read more
Tai Murray, a former BBC New Generation artist, is technically gifted, shaping the long lines with great charm, suggesting the fragility of the lark... the Proms audience went wild with joy.Classical Icon
incredible evenness of intonation – even at its quietest, her sound breathed and glowed.Classical Source
..exceptional athleticism and virtuosity.Arcana FM
Allied with a bright, true tone her action is like a magnet that pulls in the listener.Claire Seymour, Seen and Heard International
Selected Discography —
"Exclamation marks are warranted by the orchestra’s ebullience"
"She has a sweet tone and often a delightful simplicity."
20th Century: The American Scene
"Remaining far from any academic or purely analytic reading, Tai Murray uses much of her heart to deliver a convincing plea in favor of modern American music."
"Highly recommended—the modern reference for these works."
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