Tali Rubinstein

Class of
Recorder Player; Vocalist; Composer

Tali Rubinstein is an extraordinary recorder player, vocalist, and composer from Israel. Her contemporary music, unique sound, and outstanding performances make her a promising new talent in the jazz and world music scene.

Rubinstein began her recorder studies in elementary school. Encouraged by her teacher Ilana Hiller, she quickly engaged in private lessons and later dived into professional baroque music performance studies under the guidance of recorder player and opera singer Bracha Kol. She began exploring the language of jazz with flautist Ilan Salem, with whom she studied improvisation and jazz theory. Rubinstein graduated with honors from the prestigious Israeli music institutions Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts (classical performance), Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (jazz performance).

She received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and was chosen as the foundation's featured artist of the week in 2013. Rubinstein performed and arranged (together with Esther Rojas) the performance by multiple Latin Grammy Award-winner Alejandro Sanz at the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, and participated as leading arranger and player in Javier Limón's album Promesas de Tierra.

She completed her bachelor of music at Berklee with honors in 2014. At Berklee, she was awarded a full scholarship as well as the W.S. Kenney award for outstanding achievement.