Tal-Haim Samnon plays Beethoven- Piano concerto No. 5 In E flat major , "The Emperor" . 3rd Movement under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta. The Opening of the Buchmann-Mehta school of music. From the age of six till eighteen he took piano lessons with Mrs. Hanna Shalgi of the Givatayim Music Conservatory. Since then he studied with Prof. Arie Vardi for six years at the Buchman- Mehta school of Music in Tel Aviv University where he did his B.A. In present time he is in the Artist Diploma program with Prof. Evelyne Brancart at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University, Bloomington. Tal graduated from the Thelma- Yellin High School for the Performing Arts and served in the Israeli Army as "distinguished musician", enabling him to pursue his musical career uninterruptedly.
Since the age of seven he has performed at many concerts in Israel, Europe and the USA: Germany, Austria, France, Scotland, Holland, Switzerland, Portugal, Florida, Washington DC and in the Carnegie Hall in New-York . He often performs for the Israeli "voice of music" channel, both in live broadcasts and in recordings, and has recorded for the Dutch radio as well.
Tal has been awarded the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 1998, the "Ronen foundation" scholarships and "Buchman-Heyman foundation" scholarship.
He has appeared with several orchestras as a soloist, such as the Thelma-Yellin Orchestra, the Kibbutzim Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Rishon Lezion Orchestra and was a soloist at a festive gala concert with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Zubin Mehta, marking the opening of the Buchman Mehta College of Music in Tel-Aviv.
He has taken part in many master classes, including those at Tel Hai with internationally known pianists such as Alexander Korsantia, John O'Connor and Pnina Zaltzman, Victor Derevianko, Leslie Howrad, Peter Tackacs, Jacob Lateiner, Boris Berman, Murray Perahia and more.
He won the Turgeman competition, the Paul Ben Haim competition, the "Highlights", the Ariana Katz, the "Maurice M. Clairmont", the "Young artist", "Lions Israel ", the "Tel Hai International Master Classes Competition" and the Zubin Mehta Piano Competition.