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Music Night - Tal Walker

Tuesday 26th of March 2024 18:30

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Location

Middle Temple Hall

Timings

18:30 - Reception
19:00 - Dinner
The music will follow the dinner. Expected to end at approximately 22:30

Event Details

Musical performance comprising Bach’s Italian Concerto in F Major, Chopin's Barcarolle in F-Sharp Major and Franck’s Prelude Choral and Fugue.

About The Performer

Tal Walker is an Israeli-Belgian pianist and a Young Steinway Artist. Having studied in Paris for five years, he specialises in the French repertoire. In 2017, Tal won the bronze medal at the 18th Osaka International Music Competition in Japan. This achievement led to invitations to prestigious artists' residencies, such as Villa Lena in Italy (2018) and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada (2019). At Banff, he was awarded the "Ken and Marie Madsen Endowment scholarship" to perform and record pieces by Ravel and Debussy.

In 2022, Tal released his debut album, "Tal Walker: Fauré, Poulenc, Messiaen," produced by the Galaxie-Y Endowment Fund. The album received acclaim from International Piano Magazine, Interlude Magazine, Radio France, L’Alsace, and Globes Newspaper among others. As a soloist, Tal has performed with orchestras in Belgium, Italy, and Poland and on international stages such as Salle Cortot in Paris, Steinway Hall, and Conway Hall in London, as well as the Royal Flemish Opera of Belgium. In addition to his solo career, Tal has played in various chamber music ensembles, premiering contemporary pieces and recording for Dutch Radio. He has also participated in numerous international festivals and master classes with renowned artists like Michel Béroff, Rafał Blechacz, Anne Queffélec, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Jean-Philippe Collard and many more.

Tal, a graduate of conservatoires in the Netherlands and Belgium, studied with Daniel Gortler, Avi Schönfeld, and Eliane Rodrigues. He also attended the École Normale de Musique de Paris – Alfred Cortot, where he studied with Madam Françoise Thinat and worked closely with renowned pianist Philippe Entremont in Paris and Fontainebleau. Tal Walker is the founder and Artistic Director of the Monsieur Croche concert series in Belgium, where he performs a vast repertoire of French music. Currently pursuing his Doctoral studies at the Royal College of Music in London, he received the RCM Doctoral Bursary and serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Young Steinway Artist, Tal Walker is an Israeli-Belgian pianist. Tal has won the bronze medal at the 18th Osaka International Music Competition in Japan (2017) and was invited to artist residencies in Italy and Canada. Additionally, Tal has performed with orchestras in Belgium, Italy, and Poland and on various stages including Salle Cortot in Paris, Steinway Hall in London and the Royal Flemish Opera in Antwerp. He has graduated from conservatoires in the Netherlands and Belgium, and attended the École Normale de Musique de Paris – Alfred Cortot, where he studied with Madam Françoise Thinat. Tal Walker is the founder and the artistic director of Monsieur Croche concert series in Belgium where he performs a large repertoire of French music. He currently pursues his doctoral studies at the Royal College of Music in London, where he received the RCM Doctoral Bursary and teaches as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. His debut album, Fauré, Poulenc, Messiaen: Préludes & Nocturnes, received high praise from international magazines and radio channels.


Please note that there are certain rules and customs that members and guests are expected to observe when attending formal dinners at the Inn.  

Who can Attend

All members of the Inn and their guests.

Dietary Requirements

If you (or your guests) have any dietary requirements please ensure that you provide this information when you book tickets.  If you did not do so, please inform the Inn no later than 09:00 two working days before the event. 

If you (or your guests) are unsure about anything on the evening please speak to the events staff on duty.

Non-alcoholic alternatives will be provided on request.

Further details on dietary requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Please note that this is NOT a Qualifying Session.

Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 09:00 two working days before the event.  

Cancellations:

Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

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Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.