Tal Canetti - Violoncello and Bass Violin - historical performance practice specialist

After finishing her studies in the Rubin Academy in the Tel-Aviv University with great praise under the guidance of Prof. Shmuel Magen, the Dutch-Israeli cellist, Tal Canetti, continued her studies in the Netherlands focusing on and specializing in historical performance. She gained her farther degrees from the Utrecht School of the Arts under the guidance of Prof Viola de Hoog and finally from the Royal conservatory of music in the Hague under the guidance of Prof. Jaap ter Linden. Throughout her studies Tal was supported by the American-Israeli cultural foundation, as well as with the prestigious scholarship for studies abroad. Enriching her educational experience, Tal participated in many masterclasses with renowned musicians and cellist, among them, Anner Bylsma, and took part in chamber music and orchestral workshops including the Verbier festival orchestra, under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Kent Nagano and Kurt Masur. Later she was leading the cello groups in Netherland based orchestral workshops held by, among the rest, Ton Koopman, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Ryo Terakado, Christopher Hogwood and Philippe Herreweghe.

As active chamber musician, during the years following her studies, she performed with many ensembles around Europe and Israel including live recordings for the Israeli classical music radio "Kol HaMusika". Tal was a founding member of Da Fusignano Trio and the Petrarca Duo with the pianist Walewein Witten, with which she performed recitals including in the famous Early Music Festival in Utrecht in 2004.

Tal's professional orchestral experience started at a very young age. With only 18 years of age she was the youngest member of the new Israeli Chamber Ensemble and the Ramat Hasharon Chamber Orchestra, with them she toured Israel, Europe and China.

Following her specializing of historical performance, Tal was invited to perform in many renowned ensembles such as the Concerto Köln, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Florilegium musicum, concerto Barocco, Das neue orchester, Il Gardellino, Düsseldorfer Neue Hofmusik, Bach orchestra of the Netherlands, The Mozart Akademie, Concerto Amsterdam, Brabants MuziekCollege.

She recorded for the Deutsche Grammophon for the album "Amoureuses" as part of the Concerto Köln ensemble and recorded an album of J. S. Bach Cantatas with maestro Ton Koopman as part of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.

Since 2017 Tal is a member of the "Barokopera Amsterdam" company with them she performs regularly as a cellist and as Basse de Violon instrumental performance specialist and toured Holland and France.

During the 2019-2020 season, she performs in the Concerto Köln production of the Rodelinda Opera, the Stuttgart chamber orchestra and the Holland Opera company. Tal is the founder and artistic manager of the chamber music concert series "Bijzonder Klassiek" taking place in Utrecht. As an integral part of her activities, Tal is a devoted pedagogue. During her studies in the Tel Aviv Uni. She had the privilege of studying cello pedagogical method under the guidance of Prof. Uzi Wiesel and prof. Shmuel Magen.

In the last years Tal build an extended class of cello students in Utrecht, divided and dedicated to the teaching of cello playing for young talented youth and the promotion of cello and music education for the highly motivated adults.