Tal Haim Samnon | טל חיים סמנון
Piano | פסנתר
Tal-Haim Samnon, born in Tel Aviv in 1986. From the age of six, he studied with Mrs. Hannah Shalgi at the Givatayim Conservatory. Graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. Served as an outstanding musician in the army. He completed his bachelor's degree with honors under the guidance of Professor Arie Vardi at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. Under the tutelage of Professor Evelyn Brankart, he completed the Artist Diploma degree at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He has played as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. Won many competitions. Attended master classes with the greatest artists today. Regularly plays in concerts of the Israel Composers' Association, in “masterpiece” series and in “soloist in a storm” of the Tel Aviv Museum as well as in the chamber series of the Philharmonic Orchestra. Regularly plays in the Schonberg Hearthouse series in Berlin. Often plays chamber music and accompanies. Won and wins scholarships from the America Israel Cultural Foundation, the “Ronen Foundation” and the “Buchman Heyman Foundation”. Apart from his work as a pianist, he also composes and writes. His literary-musical work DE GA, which consists of 16 songs he wrote and composed, and which is linked by a poetic text he wrote, was performed twice and most recently at the Felicja Blumenthal Music Festival in the Zucker Hall of the Tel Aviv Hall of Culture, following which his book was published. Composed the poem "Eimat Harik" to the words of Tsvia Litevsky, three songs from Omri Livnat's book "Malachi", "Memory and Variations" for piano solo and "The Book of Esther" for orchestra, two-voice choir and singers. Tal also writes articles - his article "Between Claude Debussy and Paul Verlan'' was published in the Weizmann Institute's yearbook. He is also involved in musical production, musical processing and directing various programs on Israeli television and radio channels.
My relationship to Ronen Foundation
The connection between me and the Ronen Foundation began while I was studying at the Thelma Yellin National High School of the Arts, About 20 years ago.
Miri Zamir, the head of the classical music department at the time, connected between me and Yaffa Israeli, the chairwoman of the foundation, and the mother of Ronen.
Since then I have regularly participated in the annual concerts of the Ronen Foundation and thanks to that I have collaborated with the best musicians in the country. At a certain point I also started directing the concerts of the Ronen Foundation and became their presenter. Yaffa Israeli is an almost motherly figure for me: she instills values, overflows with infinite love and caring, works with all her might for the music and connects with great love between the musicians. The great sadness and deep pain in the passing of Ronen, her son, created a great light that unites many and special musicians. I am so happy and excited to be a part of this commemoration.