Coming Soon: 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 4.16.09 PMSince Gil Shaham issued 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 in 2014 — conceived when he realized how many great 20th-century violin concertos were composed during the same fateful decade — the project has fostered a wealth of collaborations with the foremost orchestras and conductors around the globe. Now, 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2., issued on Gil’s own Canary Classics label, pairs Gil’s account of Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under Stéphane Denève and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Eric Jacobsen and The Knights. The album will be available worldwide on February 26. Pre-order here on iTunes and here on Amazon.

To celebrate the new release, Gil embarks on a North American tour February 13 through 26 with Eric Jacobsen and The Knights featuring Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, during which he also presents the world premiere performances of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Chamber Concerto, which was written especially for him. Gil also performs Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Chicago Symphony and Susanna Mälkki March 30 though April 2. Explore his full calendar here.


Opening 2016 with Concerto Performances in Asia, Europe, and the United States

10401520_10152892416348676_2657660589706079506_n copyTo begin the new year, Gil Shaham joins the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta for two performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in Xi’an, China on January 2 and 3. He also brings the Tchaikovsky to Miami’s New World Symphony on January 9 under Cristian Macelaru.

Gil plays Barber’s Violin Concerto with two orchestras in January: in Rome with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano on January 16, 18 and 19, followed by concerts with the Orchestre National de Lyon on January 28 and 30, conducted by Leonard Slatkin. He starts February with a trip to the Orchestre de Paris for the Brahms Violin Concerto under David Zinman.

View Gil’s full performance schedule here.

Bach Violin Concertos with the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel

Untitled design (4)Continuing his ongoing exploration of the works of J.S. Bach, Gil Shaham returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic December 3 through 6 with both of the German master’s solo violin concertos under Gustavo Dudamel. The program is complemented by Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 and Overture for Harmoniemusik.

More information and tickets can be found here.