Associate Professor of Piano
Tali Morgulis has appeared in Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, UK, Israel, China, Taiwan, and the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. Her recent recital at St Martin- in-the-Fields in London was described as "a pianistic firecracker" and her performance of Tchaikovsky Concerto with Thüringen Pilharmonie (Germany) as "full of power and emotion." Tali's additional orchestra engagements included performances with Kaoshung Symphony in Taiwan, Haifa Symphony Orchestra in Israel, Padova and Veneto Orchestra in Italy, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in Croatia and the Malaga Symphony Orchestra in Spain.
Ms. Morgulis holds top prizes and awards from piano competitions in Croatia, Italy, Spain and the US. She has been the featured artist on WQXR Radio of "the New York Times" and WBGH classical radio in Boston. Tali's piano solo CD, consisting of works by Rachmaninov, Janacek, Shostakovich and Lutoslawski was released in 2006 under IPA label in Vienna.
In the fall of 2008 Tali has joined the faculty of Moores School of Music, University of Houston, as an Assistant Professor of Piano. Prior to this position, she served on the faculty of Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Variety of teaching activities has taken Ms. Morgulis to Taiwan, China, Israel, Croatia, and across the US.
Dedicated collaborative artist, Ms. Morgulis has appeared in concerts with Shlomo Mintz, Vadim Gluzman and Stefan Jackiw. As a guest artist, she performed with the Borromeo Quartet in Jordan Hall in Boston, and with the Jupiter Chamber Players in New York City.
Tali began her music studies at the age of 4 in her native Ukraine. At the age of 15, she immigrated to Israel where she continued her music education. Ms. Morgulis received her Bachelor and Master Degrees from the Samuel Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Ms. Morgulis' studies were generously supported by the America- Israel Cultural Foundation.
Tali was fortunate to study with such wonderful musicians as Esther Balasha, Michael Boguslawsky, Wha Kyung Byun, Lev Natochenny and Patricia Zander.