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MASTERWORKS 3: GAELIC IMPRESSIONS
March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Scottish/Gaelic theme is the basis of Masterworks 3, with works by Amy Beach, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Felix Mendelssohn. Acclaimed violinist Tai Murray is the featured soloist on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64.
ABOUT TAI MURRAY:
Violinist TaiMurray has been described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “aviolinist with more than technique on her mind” and a musician of “exceptionalassurance and style.” A winner of the 2004 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Murrayhas appeared in recital and with major ensembles around the world including theAtlanta Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish SymphonyOrchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. She hasbeen named a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and has been a member of ChamberMusic Society II at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition totouring with Musicians from Marlboro, Murray has performed at the BBC Proms,Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival,IMS Prussia Cove, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
A 2012 recipientof the Sphinx Organization’s Sphinx Medal of Excellence, Murray is dedicated tochampioning music by living composers. “Celebrating the music of today ishugely important, and making heard contemporary composers of every visualcolour and every invisible one, on every concert programme, I consider aresponsibility,” she wrote in The Strad.
Murray’srecordings include an album of Ysaÿe sonatas (Harmonia Mundi, 2014), 20thCentury: The American Scene (eaSonus, 2014), and a recording ofBernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium), which wasreleased in 2014 on the Mirare label.
Murray is anAssistant Professor, Adjunct, of Violin at the Yale School of Music, where sheteaches applied violin and coaches chamber music. She earned artist diplomas fromIndiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and The Juilliard School.