Violinist Tai Murray joins Colbert’s list of artists


Tai Murray joined the list of Colbert artists for general performance, with immediate effect. The new assistant professor of violin at the Yale School of Music plans to split her time between New Haven and her home in Berlin.

Murray’s playing has been called “abundant in radiant sound, arched lyricism, and delicacy” in the New York Times. As a guest soloist, she has performed with prominent ensembles including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestras.

Holder of artist’s diplomas from Indiana University and Julliard schoolMurray is known for presenting new music, focusing on the work of people of color. She received the 2012 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, which the Sphinx Organization grants to “extraordinary black and Latin musicians”. She also performed the world premiere of Malcolm Hayes’ Violin Concerto at the BBC PROMS.

A 2004 laureate of Avery Fisher Career Scholarship, Murray was named BBC Radio 3’s Next Generation Artist and was a fellow of the Chamber Music Society II at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Murray will be represented by Lee Prinz, Martha Bonta and Amy Carson-Dwyer of Colbert Artists.


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