TELALIT CHARSKY
Cellist & Singer
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

Telalit Charsky was awarded a scholarship by Zefunot Culture in 2010.

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BIOGRAPHY

Israeli soloist, artistic creator and songwriter - Telalit is a charismatic performer, who is passionate about expressing a sincere personal interpretation to any music that she plays. She has great interest in unconventional pieces and contemporary works, alongside her great love for the romantic and post romantic cello repertoire.

Telalit is enthusiastic about combining singing and drama in her performances and has done several premieres of new pieces that requires singing together with playing. She also writes her own songs in Hebrew and English which fuses classical music with newer genres such as Tango, Rock and Pop. Her interest in contemporary theatrical compositions, tango, and free improvisation combined with the traditional classical repertoire has brought her to create various original projects which are considered innovative in the classical music world.

 

As a classical soloist Telalit performed with orchestras in Israel and abroad since age 16, participated in international festivals with conductors such as Mehta and Gergiev, and recorded live for radios in Europe and Asia among them for the BBC, IBA and medici.tv.

Following her academic studies in England of which she graduated with honors at the young age of 21, Telalit continued to the United States to learn privately from the grand master Bernard Greenhouse who became a great mentor for Telalit in her musical development.

In May 2011 she was highly praised by critics for her stage persona in Beethoven's Triple Concerto, a concert which she dedicated to Bernard Greenhouse who passed away just a few hours before the concert has begun. After his passing Telalit had the honor of receiving Mr. Greenhouse's cello on which she plays today.
 

In 2013, together with pianist Dr. Ron Regev, Telalit performed the complete cycle of Beethoven cello sonatas which was recorded live and released as a double CD. This CD was nominated as one of the 5 top cello recordings made in that year worldwide.

 

In 2012 while residing in Holland Telalit co-founded "1721 Project", together with her sister, pianist and composer Nuphar Fey. This unique project, which hosts in each program international musicians and artists, presents an original music that fuses 17th century compositions with 21st century compositions and modern approach to the format of the classical concert – presenting each musician on stage as a soloist and including live improvisation episodes.

The first program of 1721 Project is called The Cyclic Night. A program which fuses Baroque pieces and Argentinian Tango in new arrangements and original compositions written by Nuphar Fey and Telalit Charsky. Together with master of Bandoneon – Victor Hugo Villena and the virtuoso bassist JR Da Conceicao, The Cyclic Night presents four soloists who perform written music in modern approach together with brilliant improvisation episodes. The concert includes also a video art which reveals the four musicians of the program as characters in various situations during one white night from midnight to sunrise. Rich with new ideas this unique concert is both inspiring and exciting. The Cyclic Night was recorded by Silvox Studios NL in the opera house of Marseille and released in Europe in spring 2016.

The 1721 Project ensemble has toured in Israel, the Far East, and The Netherlands and is continuing presenting The Cyclic Night in Europe and the States.

Since being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at age 20, Telalit wishes to reach out with her music making and support major causes, taking part in fundraising events of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 

As a cellist-singer-songwriter Telalit is currently creating her debut album of her songs that combines playing and singing in a classical – Rock style. It is due to be released in 2017.