B i o g r a p h y
Israeli born pianist Tal Zilber enjoys an unusually diverse career of classical, jazz, and pop performances as well as composing, arranging and improvising. His chamber, orchestral and vocal arrangements have been performed by the Carmel String Quartet, the Be’er Sheva Symphony Orchestra, the Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Boston City Singers choir among others. His piece Four Preludes for Piano and Alto Saxophone was broadcast on Radio Clásica (Spain National Radio). In 2009 he performed his electro acoustic compositions at the Louisiana-Texas electro acoustic music festival (LaTex).
In the classical music scene, Dr. Zilber has appeared as a soloist with the Ramat Hasharon Orchestra in Tel Aviv and with Beth El orchestra in Hartford CT, and his recordings were featured on the Galei Zahal and Kol Hamusica radio stations in Israel. International tours include USA, Australia, Argentina, China, Germany, United Kingdom and Costa Rica.
Prizes and Awards include the Andre Watts Scholarship, the America-Israel culture foundation scholarship, the Lillian H. Duncan Prize and the Marian Fox Martel scholarship.
Dr. Zilber holds a Doctorate degree from the New England Conservatory, an M.M from Rice University, a Performance Diploma from Indiana University, and a B.M. from the Rubin Israeli Academy of Music. Past teachers include Brian Connelly, Edmund Battersby, Michael Boguslavsky, Alexander Volkov, Ran Blake, Bert Seager and Wha Kyung Byun.