Tai Murray

Solo Violin

November 11, 2018, 4 pm

Music Room

Violinist Tai Murray was born in Chicago and made her debut with the Chicago Symphony when she was just nine-years-old. She later studied at Indiana University and the Juilliard School in New York. From 2008–10 she was a BBC New Generation Artist, and plays as a chamber musician at the Marlboro Festival and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As a soloist, she appears regularly on both sides of the Atlantic, with concerts in Britain and Germany as well as with leading American orchestras. Her acclaimed debut recording for Harmonia Mundi was of the Six Sonatas for Solo Violin by Eugène Ysaÿe, which was described in Gramophone as a “superlative disc.” Her solo violin recital will pay homage to some of the great violinists in history such as Nathan Milstein and Fritz Kreisler.


Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)
Locatelli L'Arte del Violino Caprice #6 (from Sonata in D minor, Op. 6, No. 12)

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Caprice No. 24

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Recitativo and Scherzo

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812-65)
Last Rose of Summer

Nathan Milstein (1904-92)

John Corigliano (b. 1938)
Red Violin

An inspiring talent with a silky and sweet tone from even the highest registers of her instrument, impeccable intonation, dexterity, subtlety yet always vigorous and dramatic, the well-schooled and hugely musical Tai Murray has become an essential personality in today's classical musical world.

A former BBC young generation artist, member of the Marlboro Festival and of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society, she gives her London Proms Debut during the summer of 2016 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thomas Sondergard. Living between New York and Berlin, Tai has been heard on stages such as the Barbican, Queen Elisabeth and London Royal Albert Hall, aside orchestras such as Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Manchester BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

In Germany, she has been invited by the Philharmonic Staatsorchester of Mainz, the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and has toured with the Brandenburger Symphoniker and the Niederrheinische Sinfoniker.

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 and her third disc with Bernstein’s Serenade in 2014 by the French label mirare.