2019 Performer Profiles: Adi Tal

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2018 Southwell Music Festival.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming cellist Adi Tal to the Southwell Music Festival.

1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do?

My name is Adi Tal. I am an Israeli born cellist, based in London for the past 12 years. I am a member of Fidelio Trio and the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, and frequently perform with Aurora Orchestra and Camerata Tchaikovsky.

2) What music are you most looking forward to performing in Southwell this year?

I am very much looking forward to Sunday’s concert ‘American Chamber Classics’ programme. Copland’s Appalacian Spring was a piece I had studied some years ago in music literature class as part of my undergraduate course in the States, and I am really excited to finally get to perform it.

In that same programme I will also be performing Michael Torke’s Adjustable Wrench, which gives me the opportunity to explore a composition which is much more Jazzy in character; something I haven’t had the chance of doing yet, so I am particularly looking forward to that.

3) What other things have you got coming up that are interesting in the next few months?

I am looking forward to performing Schumann Andante and Variations with Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Ben Goldscheider and Astrig Siranossian in Salzburg Festival, as well as Fidelio Trio concerts at Bodrum Chamber Music Festival in Turkey, King’s Place, Music@Malling Festival, Sound Festival in Scotland, Neufchâtel concert series in Switzerland, as well as my trio’s annual winter chamber music festival in Dublin. Other exciting coming up projects include a tour of Germany and UK with Aurora Orchestra playing Berlioz Symphony Fantastique by heart, to be also performed in the BBC Proms twice in one night.

I am also excited to work with wonderful friends and colleagues during a week of Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove this coming September.