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Tal Rockman was born in London and immigrated to Israel in 1974. She holds degrees in Musicology and Special Education from Tel Aviv University. She started working at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1990, joining the IPO library in 1999.
She helps with Hebrew-English translation and writes and edits articles for orchestras and other musical organizations. In collaboration with pianist Milka Laks, Tal wrote and edited texts for a series of concerts entitled “Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms: A Love Story in Music and Letters,” as well as a program of Brazilian music, a program commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart, a program of Romani music, and others.
In May 2004, Tal made her debut as a narrator at the Abu Gosh Music Festival, in a program entitled “In the Green Pastures of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.” which combined Celtic folk music with folk song settings by Beethoven. She also translated Beethoven’s songs for this program, which was performed by the Evergreen Ensemble and musicians from the IPO. Since then she has enjoyed appearing as a narrator in various programs, both in English and Hebrew.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her husband, IPO Principal Hornist James Madison Cox, and their daughter, Na’ama Lia.