”will make a mark in the music world”
Ralph Kirshbaum, soloist & cello professor
”Like a diamond, Telalit’s playing is crystal clear, beautifully shaped, and completely unique.
She is a one of a kind artist”
Bernard Greenhouse, Beaux-Arts Trio & soloist
"Telalit's playing is brilliant, present and leads, even commands, the two soloists partners.
This was such a festive concert and rightly admiring of impressive soloists team!”
Yossi Schiffman, The Jerusalem Post
“Telalit presented a brilliant technique in various musical styles, ranging from Bach to Tango.
This was supported by a moving Interpretation and touching stage persona, positioning
her as one of the most Interesting promises of the younger generation!”
Omer Shomrony, Globes- Israel Business Newspaper
Telalit is a charismatic performer whose great passion is to create new bridges different musical styles and arts.
Born in Tel-Aviv in 1986, Telalit started playing the cello at the age of 4. She has won several prizes and awards as a young classical soloist, among them the Buchmann-Mehta prize at age 16 which lead her to perform a solo debut at the Unesco auditorium in Paris – a special concert which was honored by the presence of film director Roman Polanski.
She performed with orchestras in Israel and abroad, among them with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra and NKO, participated in international festivals such as Manchester Cello Festival, 'Red Sea' Chamber Music Festival, Kronberg and Verbier Festivals and worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Manfred Honeck, Charles Dutoit and Valery Gergiev.
Graduating with a Bachelor degree which she did in an excellence program at the Buchmann-Mehta Academy of Music (TAU) when she was 16 at the class of Prof. Hillel Zori, Telalit then continued to the UK for her Master degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in the prestigious class of Prof. Ralph Kirshbaum, which she graduated with honors at the young age of 21.
Telalit is a winner of AICF, Chigiana and Solti awards and has recorded live recitals for the BBC & IBA radios and was broadcast live on medici.tv.
Together with pianist Prof. Ron Regev, Telalit has performed the complete cycle of Beethoven Sonatas for cello & piano, a recital which was recorded live for a double album. The album was released and nominated by the Violoncello Foundation in NY as one of the 5 most recommended cello recordings made in 2013 internationally.
Together with her sister, pianist and composer Nuphar Fey, Telalit founded “1721 Project” which creates conceptual concert programs of classical–cross-over repertoire combined with live video art. Their acclaimed show “The Cyclic Night” which features the last suite composed by the late Astor Piazzolla – was signed by Silvox Records in the Netherlands for an album recording which was done at the Opera House of Marseilles together with the world known Argentinian bandoneonist Victor Hugo Villena and French double bassist Jean-Rene Da Conceicao.
The ensemble toured between 2013-2018 in Europe, Asia, and Israel.
Since 2015 Telalit is publishing her songs and touring with her solo show “Telalit & the Cello” featuring her own songs and compositions.
A video which she posted online has reached over 180,000 views in one month and her first single was chosen as “Song of the Week” on 88FM Indie-Pop radio station in Israel and has been broadcast regularly since then.
The show has won praises by both critics and audience: “The woman who will bring
Classical back to mainstream”, “A brilliant virtuosic performance with a fresh approach”,
“Soulful melodies and lyrics which make you contemplate”.
Being praised by the legendary cellist Bernard Greenhouse who described her playing as “a diamond with rare qualities”, Telalit studied with Mr. Greenhouse in the last two years of his life. In May 2011 while performing a series with Beethoven's Triple Concerto in Israel Telalit received the notice of Mr. Greenhouse’s passing, just before going on stage and dedicated the performance to his memory. She later on had the
honor of receiving Mr. Greenhouse's cello on which she plays today.