TALYTALI are Tal Even-Tzur (piano) and Tali Rubinstein (recorder), two unconventional Israeli musicians.
Their original instrumentation and musical aesthetics stand out in the global jazz music scene. Tal and Tali’s original music, heavily influenced by Israeli traditional songs and by their classical backgrounds, is complex yet accessible; putting strong rhythms alongside simple, beautiful melodies.
Tal and Tali’s album was produced by world renowned Spanish producer Javier Limon.
Tal Even-Tzur’s passion for music began at the age of 8, when she first laid her hands on her parents’ piano. Intrigued by its sound, she quickly discovered a passion that would drive her to compose and experiment with the instrument.
In the pursuit of musical experiences, Tal began taking piano lessons with Alona Sagi. After graduating from the music department at Ben-Zvi High School, she continued her studies at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. There she studied with international pianist and composer Alon Yavnai, who encouraged her to work on her compositions and establish her own musical signature.
In 2011 Tal received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, where she completed her B.Mus. and was awarded the Technics Endowed Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement. Tal has studied with a range of outstanding musicians with worldwide recognition; such as JoAnn Brackeen, Alain Mallet, and Greg Osby.
Tali Rubinstein began her recorder studies in elementary school. Encouraged by her teacher Ilana Hiller, she engaged in private lessons. Looking to develop her proficiency in the instrument, she continued her classical education with Bracha Kol; to then dive into the language of jazz under the instruction of Ilan Salem. Tali graduated with honors from prestigious Israeli music institutions: Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (where she completed her B. Mus.).
Tali received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and was chosen as the Foundation’s featured artist of the week in May 2013. In April 2013 she performed with the Rimon Jazz Institute as guest artist in their US tour, together with jazz clarinet virtuoso Anat Cohen. Currently, Tali is completing her studies at the Berklee College of Music.
“Nobody told Tali what could and could not be done with a recorder” (Roger H. Brown, president, Berklee College of Music)