Talia Schwarzwald

 Born in Israel in 1980, Talia started her musical training with piano lessons at the age of six years. At twelve she was accepted to the Academy for Music and Dance in Jerusalem where she studied with Ester Narkis. It was only at the age of seventeen that Talia had her first double bass lesson with Michael Klinghoffer. Having graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music in 2004 with diplomas in both instruments, Talia is currently studying with Michinori Bunya at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.

 In 2004 Talia joined the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim. In addition she has also been a member of various orchestras and chamber music ensembles, such as the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, the Jerusalem Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg, the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn and the Hamburger Symphoniker.