Talya Lieberman, Vocalist | Philadelphia Musicians’ Headshots


I was blown away the first time I heard her play. It was freshman year at Duke, just your typical chamber music concert– a little bit of Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn perhaps. But the Beethoven flowing out from her fingers was captivating, nuanced, effortless.

Talya is nothing if not talented and passionate. She has an artist’s soul and musicianship that simply cannot be taught. I joke that she’s always coming up with new life plans. She grew up playing piano, added trumpet, dabbled in french horn and viola amongst other instruments, had a stint as a singer-songwriter for which she was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal online, and yet she never ever intended to be a musician. She honed her writing skills, studied linguistics, and still life has brought her around in a circle back to music in her new life plan– Opera. Yes, I tease her for her million new life plans, but in all honestly, it’s inspiring that she’s constantly learning, never settling, and always seeking her passion in life.

On a Tuesday afternoon, Talya bussed in to New York City from Philadelphia and we spent the day shopping for an outfit, and then headed back to my friend Michelle’s apartment courtyard for the shoot. I think she’s a total stunner!

Watch out for Talya’s editing services and her burgeoning vocal career coming up soon!