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Violinist Tai Murray Appointed to Yale School of Music Faculty

June 15, 2021, 11:59 PM · Violinist Tai Murray will join the faculty at the Yale School of Music, where she will begin this fall as full-time assistant professor, adjunct, of violin, teaching applied violin and coaching chamber music, according to an announcement Monday. The news follows last week's announcement that Augustin Hadelich also will join the YSM violin faculty this fall.

"Like many of our performance faculty, she will remain active as a concert artist both in the United States and abroad," said YSM Dean Robert Blocker.

"I am ecstatic to join the YSM family," Murray said on her Instagram page.

BELOW: Tai Murray plays "Aurora" from Ysaÿe Sonata No. 5, from a live performance at Ilumina Festival 2017:

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Especially when the performers are violinist Augustin Hadelich, with pianist Orion Weiss, whose Monday recital was part of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County's spring series at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

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"I am so happy to once again be able to perform with LACO for in-person audiences," Music Director Jaime Martín said. Martín’s contract with the orchestra was recently extended through the 2026–2027 season.

Attendance at the concert is by invitation only, as a special thank you to LACO’s donors, subscribers, and community members who supported the orchestra throughout the pandemic. However, members of the public may also enter a ticket giveaway for a chance to win a free ticket to the in-person event. Click here to enter the giveaway. Concert-goers must show proof of vaccination to attend. Keep reading... weekend vote: Do you keep in touch with your former teacher(s)?

June 13, 2021, 7:12 PM · It's a week of graduations and reunions, and I thought I'd dedicate this weekend vote to that student-teacher relationship and ask, do you stay in touch with your former teacher or teachers? How often do you communicate? Do you still occasionally ask for advise? Please participate in the vote and then share your thoughts.

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