Pasadena Weekly: Good ‘Vibration’ – Cellist Matt Haimovitz teams up with Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea for the latest adventure from MUSE/IQUE

November 7, 2012

Growing up in Palo Alto as the son of Eastern European immigrants, Matt Haimovitz was immersed in classical music. In fact, as he recalls, it was the only music played in the family’s home.

Yet he didn’t let those restrictions hold him back Continue reading

Globe and Mail: Disc of the week – Meeting of the Spirits

December 5, 2010

Jazz cello isn’t a huge field, but even if it were, the eight cellists of Uccello would undoubtedly stand out. Uccello grew out of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and delivers a sound so vibrant you might 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