Violinist Tai Murray to Join Colbert Artists Roster

Announced this week, the American violinist joins the likes of Timothy Chooi, Esther Yoo, and Anne Akiko Meyers

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Tai Murray has joined the roster of Colbert Artists for general representation, effective immediately. The newly appointed 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 referred to as “abounded in radiant sound, arching lyricism and delicacy” in the New York Times. Performing as a guest soloist, she has performed with leading ensembles including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Symphony Orchestra, and BBC’s Symphony Orchestras.

Holding artist diplomas from Indiana University and The Julliard School, Murray is known for showcasing new music, focusing on works by people of color. She received the 2012 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, which the Sphinx Organization bestows to “extraordinary Black and Latinx musicians.” She also performed the world premiere of Malcolm Hayes’ violin concerto at the BBC PROMS.

A 2004 winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Murray was named a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and has been a member of Chamber Music Society II at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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