Acclaimed as "superb" by The New York Times, twenty-seven year old violinist Tai Murray is a rising star of her generation increasingly in demand for both recitals and orchestral engagements.  She has performed on the stages of Berlin's Konzerthaus, Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens, Shanghai’s Concert Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall and has collaborated with a wide range of conductors and instrumentalists including Marin Alsop, Alan Gilbert, Richard Goode, Jaime Laredo, Hannu Lintu, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Mitsuko Uchida. 

Other recent debuts include those with the Cincinnati and Dallas symphony orchestras, Shanghai Symphony, London’s BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC Proms, the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, as well as re-engagements with the Chicago, St. Louis, and Baltimore symphony orchestras.

An avid recitalist, Ms. Murray has performed in Boston, Chicago, La Jolla, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Philadelphia with pianist Gilles Vonsattel, in addition to a critically acclaimed return to the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (Winter '09) in a performance with pianist Lambert Orkis.

A dedicated chamber musician, Ms. Murray is a member of the conductor-less East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). She has been on tour numerous times with Musicians from Marlboro and was a member of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society II (2004-2006).

A native of Chicago, Ms. Murray studied with Yuval Yaron and Franco Gulli at Indiana University and Joel Smirnoff at The Juilliard School.  Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004, Ms. Murray is currently a BBC New Generation Artist (2008-2010).  She performs on a violin made for her in 2007 by distinguished and extraordinary luthier Mario Miralles.

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portlandsymphony - 19 Aug 2010