Tal Y Tali 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 and world music scene. Tal and Tali’s original music, heavily influenced by Israeli traditional melodies and by their classical and jazz backgrounds, is complex yet accessible; putting strong rhythms alongside simple, beautiful melodies.
Tal y Tali's album was produced by multiple Grammy Award winning Spanish producer Javier Limón.
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. Tal participated as leading arranger and player in Javier Limón's album "Promesas de Tierra".
Tali Rubinstein began her recorder studies in elementary school. Encouraged by her teacher Ilana Hiller, she quickly engaged in private lessons, to later dive into professional baroque music performance studies under the guidence of recorder player and opera singer Bracha Kol. Tali began exploring the jazz language with flautist Ilan Salem, whith whom she first experimented improvising on the recorder. Tali graduated with honors from prestigious Israeli music institutions: Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts (Classical Performance), Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (Jazz Performance).
Tali received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and was chosen as the foundation's featured artist of the week in 2013.
She has collaborated with leading Israeli pop and jazz musicians (Yoni Rechter, David Broza, Idan Raichel, Dan Toren, Dana Berger, and Dudu Fisher to name a few) as well as Anat Cohen, Alain Mallet (Paul Simon), Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon), Lew Soloff (Blood Sweat and Tears), and others. Tali performed and arranged (together with Esther Rojas) for multiple Latin Grammy Award winner Alejandro Sanz in the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, and participated as leading arranger and player in Javier Limón's album "Promesas de Tierra". Tali has recently completed her B.Mus at Berklee College of Music with honors, from which she was awarded a full scholarship as well as the W.S. Kenney award for outstanding achievement.