Darien Daily Voice: Cellist Matt Haimovitz to Perform at Silvermine Arts Center

April 14, 2013

Figment 1-Nov 27, 2009

Silvermine Arts Center is proud to welcome back renowned Cellist, Matt Haimovitz on Sunday, April 14th. Mr. Haimovitz, who last played at Silvermine in 2005, will perform Beyond Bach, a brilliant solo program from one of America’s most daring artists.

The sound of the solo cello is as compelling and eloquent as the human voice, with a chameleon’s ability to embody any role. Winner of the Avery Fisher Award, Matt Haimovitz offers this intimate program highlighted by a selection from the Bach Suites and repertoire by Ligeti, Tod Machover and Piazolla, among others. “An expressive maximalist, Haimovitz calls forth a dazzling spectrum of sounds from the depths of his instrument.” The New Yorker. He electrifies listeners from a few feet away in an intimate club to the last rows of a concert hall. Anchoring the concert with one of the spectacular Bach Suites, Haimovitz engages the audience, creating unexpected epiphanies and fostering a new intimacy with the music.

Many of the works that he performs in Beyond Bach can be heard on his signature recordings, which have been awarded the Grand Prix de Disques and nominated for Inde Awards (AFIM) and the Canadian Juno. With four solo albums on Deutsche Grammophon and six solo albums on his own Oxingale Records, this multi-faceted artist builds innovative musical bridges that inspire a renewed appreciation and perspective on a classic tradition.

Haimovitz debuted with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic at the age of 13, recorded with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at 17, and made his Carnegie Hall debut in a string quartet with Isaac Stern, Shlomo Mintz, Pinchas Zuckerman, and Mstislav Rostropovich. When not headlining with major orchestras throughout the world, Matt Haimovitz makes the solo recital his trademark. The San Francisco Chronicle notes that he “has been busily reinventing the classical recital for the new millennium.”

read at: Darien Daily Voice

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