Tal Arbel - viola da gamba

Tal Arbel is a multidisciplinary musician with rich experience as a performing artist in concerts and recordings, producing unique cultural events, teaching, delivering lectures and conducting workshops and master classes. Tal holds a master's degree in viola da gamba and early music from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland).

During a prolonged period of residence in Basel (Switzerland) and London (England) Tal established herself as a virtuoso viol performer, specializing in solo and chamber music repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque, as well as playing medieval music on the vielle. She has performed in many recitals and participated in concert tours with various ensembles across Europe. Tal taught viola da gamba and viol consort groups, as well as leading workshops for composers – promoting contemporary composition for viola da gamba. Her solo CD, Gambit – is a celebration of Tal’s unique style, introducing repertoire from various periods along with her own compositions and arrangements.

In 2019, Tal founded Kinnaru Ensemble, launching their special program My Beloved Dulcinea – Spanish music inspired by the story of Don Quixote. Tal gives concert-lectures on early music, and in 2018 she initiated and organized (in collaboration with harpsichordist Jochewed Schwartz) the first international conference on Historical Performance in Israel, held in Tel Aviv. Tal teaches viola da gamba and chamber music ensembles at the Israeli Conservatory of Music (Stricker) in Tel Aviv. In addition, Tal is a certified life coach, working mainly with young artists on different aspects of promoting positive professional routines, time management, and dealing with ADHD.