“One of today’s preeminent violinists.”—The New York Times
Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his combination of flawless technique with inimitable warmth and a generosity of spirit have solidified his legacy as an American master. He is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and he regularly gives recitals and ensemble appearances on the great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals. During recital tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan, Shaham returns to Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, bringing his unique approach to these beloved works with an eye toward releases of the complete works on CD in the coming seasons. Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Award.
Shaham plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius.
J. S. Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Bach: Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Join us for a pre-concert talk “Rare Italian Violins” by Philip J. Kass, curator of string instruments at Curtis Institute of Music, at 6:00 p.m. in Gartner Auditorium.
Provenance Café at the Cleveland Museum of Art will have special extended hours on February 6 for concert-goers, serving until 7:00 p.m. > See seasonal menu