Joplin Globe: Playing as he goes: Cellist picks songs on the fly

October 26, 2012

OPLIN, Mo. — The tones of a cello are the closest to a human voice as any instrument created. Matt Haimovitz is regarded as being able to create a variety of voice-like tones, including the voices of Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. Continue reading

The Magazine of Yoga: Practices: Matt Haimovitz

May 13, 2011

photo: Martin Laporte

Cellist Matt Haimovitz made his debut at the age of 13 as a soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. At age 17 he made his first recording with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (on Deutsche Grammophon). He made his Carnegie Hall debut when he substituted for his teacher, Leonard Rose in Continue reading

Voir: Matteo

March 24, 2011

C’est pour rendre hommage à son violoncelle que Matt Haimovitz (que l’on peut encore voir ce 24 mars créer la musique de Denys Bouliane à l’OSM) a enregistré ce disque. Fabriqué par Matteo Goffriller en 1710, son instrument en a fait résonner de la musique depuis le temps… Continue reading

Matteo: 300 Years of an Italian Cello

Matteo: 300 Years of an Italian Cello

Matteo: 300 Years of an Italian Cello

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Haimovitz interweaves Gabrielli’s Ricercari with music from Italy’s leading contemporary composers. Continue reading

The Ottawa Citizen: It can sing and it can growl. Cellist Matt Haimovitz throws a 300th birthday concert for his cello

July 6, 2010

Photo by: Steph MacKinnon

Check Out the Cello

Snce 1986, when he was only 16 years old and had already attracted international buzz for several years, cellist Matt Haimovitz has been making music on a cello he treasures. It was made in Venice in 1710 by Matteo Gofriller, and Haimovitz says the instrument has a warmth, responsiveness and range of colour that he loves.Haimovitz had been playing another Gofriller on loan, and found this one in an instrument shop in London. He prefers not to reveal the price, “but I will say Continue reading

The Halifax Herald: Cellist Matt Haimovitz is a loner. Musically he goes his own way.

June 6, 2010

Cellist Matt Haimovitz is a loner. Musically he goes his own way.

That is true of all the Scotia Festival of Music master artists, in a way. But Friday night, in his solo recital in The Music Room, Haimovitz  carved his path so expertly and with such unhesitating self-confidence and momentum that he could be said to Continue reading

Seattle Arts Weekly: Classical: Have Cello, Will Travel

January 20, 2010

H. Thomson

Country, hip-hop, metal—cobblers in certain genres pretty much stick to their lasts and aren’t known for exploring music outside their boundaries. (Go ahead, deny it. With counterexamples.) The musicians with the broadest tastes and most ravenous curiosities tend to be rooted in classical—naturally enough, since the term itself covers about a millennium of music. Setting the standard is cellist Matt Haimovitz, who plays, basically, everything everywhere: Bach to Led Zeppelin, Continue reading

Seattle Times: A man and a cello walk into a bar: Matt Haimovitz plays the Tractor

January 19, 2010

Photo by Martin Laporte

The Tractor Tavern’s stage is no stranger to vintage instruments, but for Matt Haimovitz, the notion of a classic ax takes on a decidedly longer perspective.

The cello virtuoso, who has spent the past decade bringing Bach, Britten, Hindemith and Webern to rock clubs, nightspots, restaurants and dives, is celebrating the 300th anniversary of his instrument, which was built in 1710 by Venetian luthier Matteo Goffriller (who’s to cellos what Stradivarius is to violins). Continue reading