April 10, 2013
In this cyber age, it is relatively easy to see all manner of recorded classical music performances online, from virtuosos fronting world-class orchestras to small ensembles filling intimate spaces. Rising stars Continue reading
November 15, 2012
These days it’s not unusual to find classical musicians performing in unlikely venues — pubs, clubs and out-of-the-way places. But long before this trend took hold there was Matt Haimovitz. Continue reading
October 26, 2012
Flea, the famed (and sometimes pants-less) bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will share the stage at Art Center College of Design with some interesting company: a Carnegie Hall cellist Continue reading
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
August 9, 2012
Cellist Matt Haimovitz made his stage debut at 13 as a soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. At 17, he made his first recording with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
But Haimovitz, now 41, went through what he calls a renaissance after college, expanding the scope of his work to include more contemporary classical composers while taking the classical canon from the concert hall to venues as unorthodox as New York punk club CBGB. Continue reading
March 29, 2012
As a cellist, Matt Haimovitz’s classical artistry is well known, ever since he made his debut in 1984 at age 13 with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. But in 2000, Haimovitz took what was then viewed as a bold new path. Continue reading
November 20, 2010
One of the most original and compelling jazz albums in recent memory was created by a classical cellist who often plays in rock clubs. As Matt Haimovitz’s world has stretched from the elegant Carnegie Hall to the punky CBGB club, it’s altogether fitting that his new album is titled Continue reading
April 22, 2010
Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz — an acclaimed virtuoso whose eclectic repertoire spans Bach to Bartók to Jimi Hendrix — will grace the stages of two local venues in May, performing benefit concerts for Rachel’s Table and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Continue reading
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