Biography

Talya G.A Solan is an independent Israeli musician, songwriter and producer.

Her colorful, expressive voice and the fascinating music materials she performs have drawn international attention to her body of work.

Born in Rehovot, Israel, a graduate of Tel-Aviv University’s Art Faculty and student of Mrs. Rachel Hochman – the coach to Israel’s leading singers, Talya showed an artistic flair from an early age.

Her love and research of the Hebrew language and her deep affection to old Hebrew texts and biblical poetry appear in her original work, which refers mostly to ancient times.

Influenced by tribal voice production, women singing, sacred and secular Jewish chants, natural singing and warm, soft and open middle eastern sounds she has emerged as a fresh, appealing musician with an exquisite capacity.

Talya’s group – Yamma Ensemble presents mainly contemporary original and traditional Hebrew music.

Insisting on acoustic instruments, half of which have their origin in the East, the ensemble integrates musical elements from middle east with Western forms of music. Combining melismatic riches of the Eastern Maqam with the charming irregular rhythms- they explore the territory of free improvisation.

The Ladino Time project brings out Talya’s family heritage. As a descendant of Spanish Jews who settled in Bulgaria, she maintains a musical tradition that has been preserved for centuries.

Together with her fellow musicians the group performs the captivating repertoire of diaspora Jews who were expelled from Spain in the fifteenth-century.

As the years went by Talya’s global musical activity flourished. She has been giving concerts around the world and had the honor to take part in exclusive stage collaborations, e.g: Krakow Modern Symphony Orchestra, Behind the Time Project, with brilliant accordion master, Jean-Louis Matinier. The encounter with Matinier spawned after few years Layla B’Canaan project, a prestigious collaboration featuring Jean-Louis Matinier and Zohar Fresco.

Talya is a member of Kedem Ensemble, a cross-cultural group that joins together musicians from Israel, Iran, Italy and Switzerland.

As an active experienced music & media producer, Talya established in 2014 Music Port Israel, a nonprofit organization which aims to support mobility and promotion of Israeli musicians around the world.

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Talya’s email: talyamusic@gmail.com

Postal address:
P.O.box 16071
Tel Aviv 61160
ISRAEL