PJ Star: Cellist Matt Haimovitz to perform with Heartland Festival Orchestra

May 23, 2011

WASHINGTON —Cellist Matt Haimovitz, who performs June 5 at Five Points Washington with Heartland Festival Orchestra and who has just won a Grammy for new CD, has his feet planted firmly in classical territory. But that hasn’t stopped him from doing a solo cello version of Jimi Hendrix’s Continue reading

Cape Cod Times: Cellist Matt Haimovitz takes offbeat career path

May 5, 2011

Matt Haimovitz plays cello in nightclubs, coffeehouses, dives and roadside joints. And also in concert halls, as he will Saturday and Sunday with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. A child prodigy who was once called “the greatest talent I’ve ever taught” by Continue reading

The Barnstable Patriot: On The Road To Cape Cod

April 29, 2011

Next weekend, May 7 and 8, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra performs the last concert of the season, “The Fabric of America,” with William Schuman’s New England Triptych: Three Pieces for Orchestra after William Billings; Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring: Suite and Lincoln Portrait; and 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

Huffington Post: Haiku Review: Matteo: 300 Years Of An Italian Cello

March 7, 2011

From Matt Haimovitz’s cello, made by Matteo Gofriller in Venice (Italy) many centuries ago, comes a curious and very appealing solo cello recital that comes with Haimovitz attached. The CD is called “Matteo,” and also comes attached with Continue reading

Cleveland.com: Digital Dose: Matteo

February 14, 2011

One of the most intrepid artists of his generation uses his 300-year-old Matteo Goffriller cello as a launchpad to explore a wildly diverse array of Italian music spanning three centuries. Rich in both history and sound, the instrument serves as 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

JewishLedger.com: Q & A with Matt Haimovitz – Cellist’s repertoire spans Bach to Hendrix

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

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