Tal Mashiach is a multi-instrumental performer and composer and a prominent young voice in the Israeli music scene. He recently moved to New York after receiving a full scholarship from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. In the short time since moving to New York, he has played with some of the great players in the jazz scene and has started leading his own project.
Mashiach was born in 1993 in Harashim, Israel. He began playing classical guitar at the age of 11, and has won many prizes including first prize in the national competition for classical guitar at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance (2011) and the Excellence Scholarship of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2006-2010). He has also participated in master classes with Roland Dyens, Ana Vidovic, and more.
In September 2011, Mashiach joined the Israeli Army program for excellent musicians. During that time, he started playing the double bass and studying classical music and jazz. From 2012 to 2014 he studied at The Center for Jazz Studies at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv where he played in the Representations Big Band conducted by Yuval Cohen. During his studies, he performed at the Rostov Jazz festival in Russia with the Chosen Ensemble conducted by Gilad Ronen.
Mashiach has performed with many known jazz artists in Israel such as, Avishai Cohen, Daniel Zamir, Yuval Cohen, Amos Hofman, and more. In August 2014 and August 2015, he performed with the Ofri Nehemya Quartet on European tours in Spain and Belgium. On September 2014, he went on tour in Japan with Triveni, Avishai Cohen’s trio, and in June 2015 the trio went on tour in Israel.