Tal Riva Theodorou
Areas of expertise and interest: Music, orchestra, integration, intercultural communication, mediation, and conflict resolution.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working languages: English, Hebrew and German.
Tal Riva Theodorou is a professional musician (viola) with Masters in Performance-Chamber Music from the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin. She has more than 20 years of experience on stage as an orchestra and chamber music musician. Tal collaborates as a freelancer with orchestras such as Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and she is a member of the "West Eastern Divan Orchestra". She held a temporary position as the principal viola at Pori Sinfonietta. She has shared the stage with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, the late Pierre Boulez and Manfred Honeck.
As a Diversity Agent, Tal has collaborated with Dörren by Luckan and created a project to help integration of classical musicians called “Music Mingling”. Currently she is also advising on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics for FIMValencia, an international music festival in Spain.Photo credit: Sakari Röyskö.
"Tal Riva Theodorou: A Diversity Agent in the Making", text published in the Culture for All blog in 2021.