Talya Morad

    Grant Recipient

    Givataim, Israel


    Talya Morad was born in 1998 to Arye and Yasmin (Peled) Morad. She recently finished the visual arts program at the Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts.

    She started playing the recorder at the Givatayim Conservatory with Ms. Ilana Fishkowitz at the age of five. At thirteen she started studying bassoon under the guidance of Mr. Richard Paley at the Givatayim Conservatory. Later on she joined the Givatayim Wind Instrument orchestra, while also participating in the Mendelsohn trio taught by Mr. Yuval Admoni.

    In 2012 she switched to Ms. Drora Brook to continue her recorder studies at the Lin & Ted Arison Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. Since joining the conservatory, Talya has been part of the Representative Recorder Ensemble of the conservatory which is taught by Drora Brook.

    In the summer of 2012 Talya played in the Bnei HaKibbutzim Orchestra. In the same year, she was awarded with a scholarship to continue her bassoon studies.

    She later took part in the Young Philharmonic Orchestra’s winter conventions,  as well as two summer conventions. In the summer conventions, Talya was part of the woodwinds quintet guided by Bruce Weinstein and the woodwind octet guided by Avihai Ornoy.

    During the years 2013-2015, Talya played bassoon in the Baroque ensemble in the Israeli Conservatory of Music and in the Thelma Yellin School for the Arts.She also took part in a seminar on ancient music at the Israeli Conservatory for Music playing both the bassoon and the recorder. As part of the seminar I participated in master classes and ensembles taught by Case Kees Buke, Tamar Lalo, Kenneth Weiss and Enrico Gati, to name a few.

    In April 2016 Talya played the Vivaldi Concerto in C Minor for a recorder and strings orchestra with the “Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble,” conducted by Barak Tal.

    In 2016 she was accepted to the IDF’s “Outstanding Musician” program supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.  She is a 2015-6 AICF Scholarship Recipient.