Tal First


New York, NY
11 Played at 11 groupmuses!

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Tal First, a native of Israel, started playing the violin at the age of 6. He currently studies at the Juilliard School with Mr. Li Lin. Before moving to NYC, Tal studied at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv, while Serving as the first violinist of the "Musethica Quartet", guided by the "Jerusalem Quartet", playing official and radio concerts, as well as concerts for people with special needs.
He is a member of the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and
served as the concertmaister of the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and the Thelma Yellin
Symphony Orchestra. Tal won second prize at the "Turgeman" competition in 2011, and since that year is being
supported by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Tal has taken part in master classes with musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Julian Rachlin, Ivry Gitlis, Christian Tetzlaff and
Leonidas Kavakos.
He played as a soloist with the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra, playing and recording the
world premiere of Marc Lavry's piece. Tal has also been a soloist with the Galilee Symphony
Tal plays on a violin made by Gaetano Pollastri, generously loaned to him by Mr. Yehuda

Traditional Repertoire

- Bach Partitas and Sonatas for solo violin.
- Kreisler Recitativo and Scherzo caprice for solo violin.
- Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and viola/cello.
- Bloch "Nigun" for violin and piano.
- Grieg sonata in C minor for violin and piano.
- Schumann Sonata in A minor for violin and piano.
- Mozart sonata in G major for violin and piano.
- Mozart sonata in E minor for violin piano
- Mendelssohn piano trio in D minor.
- Mozart string quartet K 589 in B-flat Major.
- Brahms string quartet in A minor.
- Open to any suggestions and requests!


Performed groupmuses (11)

Cozy home concert in Crown Heights

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 8:00 PM
  • Crown Heights NY

This groupmuse happened almost 5 years ago

Spring for Strings - Backyard Viola Quintet & Bonfire in Clinton Hill

  • Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 4:00 PM
  • Clinton Hill NY

This groupmuse happened 9 months ago

Max Tan & Friends presents "Music from the Heart"

  • Friday, February 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM
  • New York City

This groupmuse happened 12 months ago

String Soirée

  • Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 4:00 PM
  • Upper west side New York, NY

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Violin Atelier Matinee

  • Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 3:00 PM
  • Brooklyn Heights NY

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Mother's Day Musical

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 3:00 PM
  • Midtown East New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Central Harlemuse

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Central Harlem New York, NY

This groupmuse happened almost 5 years ago

How about some classical music on a fool's day?

  • Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 5:30 PM
  • Historic Harlem

This groupmuse happened almost 5 years ago

Peridot Green: To Our Ships At Sea

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 8:00 PM
  • Upper West Side, New York

This groupmuse happened about 5 years ago

Durant String Quartet from Juilliard plays Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • NoMad (Mad Sq Park area) NYC

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

The Boogie Down is Back in Town

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 8:00 PM
  • Crown Heights NY

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago