Ottawa Citizen: Chamberfest review: Matt Haimovitz and Friends

August 9, 2012

Matt Haimovitz is an American cellist who has a resume comparable to those of other leading cellists, but with a difference. Continue reading

The Chautauquan Daily: Haimovitz, Frank and friends play the contemporary classics

August 6, 2012

For cellist Matt Haimovitz, everything is chamber music.

“Even when I play by myself, it’s schizophrenic chamber music. I’ve got many voices going on at the same time,” Haimovitz said. Continue reading

New York Times: A Cozy Chamber Concert Buoyed by Lapping Water

April 17, 2011

Anyone who has never attended a Bargemusic concert may find it hard to believe that a converted old barge docked at the Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn is an ideally intimate place to hear chamber music. It is.

Still, the weather can sometimes intrude on this floating concert hall. Damage from the rain and howling wind on Saturday night almost caused the cancellation of an enticing program on Sunday afternoon featuring three exciting artists: the pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn, the violinist Andy Simionescu and the cellist Matt Haimovitz. Continue reading

The Kansas City Star: ‘It’s a String Thing’ benefit concert

March 15, 2010

Cellist Matt Haimovitz, 39, gained international fame by age 13. A  few years later, he was making classical recordings and performing at  Carnegie Hall.

This afternoon, he will perform a concert here  with some close colleagues to benefit the Kansas City String Quartet  Program, which for 17 years has nurtured local young musicians seeking excellence in classical music.

And if anyone knows how tough and competitive that quest can be, it is Continue reading

Lincoln Journal Star: Quartet didn’t need name to gain kudos

March 13, 2010

It was the no-name ensemble Friday night for the Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music series.

But the noted musicians in the group at the Abbott Auditorium in the Sheldon Museum of Art on Friday didn’t need one. Continue reading

Lincoln Journal Star: Cellist goes for diversity

March 11, 2010

Every time Matt Haimovitz plays Beethoven’s Opus 95, it takes him back to when he was 16 and auditioning for the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Continue reading

Daily Nebraskan: World famous cellist to perform at Sheldon Museum

March 11, 2010

Listening to classical music is an  emotion-soaked experience that leaves your heart racing one second and  nearly  lulls you into a state of euphoria the next.

On Friday, world renowned cellist Matt  Haimovitz comes to the Sheldon Museum of Art, with a few friends, to  demonstrate what live classical music can sound like in the hands of  one of the imminent players of  our time. Continue reading

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Celebrating Bartk’s fascination with the folk music of Transylvania, Hungary, Romania and Turkey, cellist Matt Haimovitz delves into his own Romanian/Middle Eastern ancestry to create a sonic tapestry that bridges genres, geographic distances and Continue reading