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 →
When last we heard Matt Haimovitz’s cello, it was scratching and scraping through a gloriously raucous rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s own rendering of “The Star Spangled Banner.” For more than five concentrated minutes, Haimovitz wrenched every last idiomatic drop from his 300-year-old instrument. To the underage punks outside on State Street, it no doubt sounded like Continue reading →
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 →
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 →