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Tal Riva Theodorou

I am a freelancer viola player. I have extensive experience on stage as an orchestra musician and as a chamber music musician. I am an active member of the “West Eastern divan Orchestra” since 2004. I have worked in Finland with different Orchestras such as RSO, HKO, Finnish National Opera. I have had a temporary contract as the principal viola in Pori Sinfonieta and as a Violist in Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Finnish National Opera. I have performed all around the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall in NY Albert Hall in London, Salzburg festival and Luzern Festival. Shared the stage with conductors and musicians such as Daniel Barenboim, Hannu Lintu, Martha Argarich and Yoyo Ma. I speak three languages (English, Hebrew and German). One of my professional goals is to work in reducing conflict and helping integration by building cultural bridges and Dialogue through art in the public and private sector. I have a M.Mus in chamber music from the Hochschule fur Musik “Hanns Eisler” and I have studied viola in the class of Tabea Zimmermann.

Arts, general

Audience development, outreach


Classical / art music Contemporary art music

Special groups

Multicultural / diversity

just me with my viola



Communication language

English German Spanish