Gil brings Mozart’s “Turkish” concerto to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra


Gil returns to Toronto this spring when he joins the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Peter Oundjian on April 17 and 18 for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “the Turkish”.   The New York Times has praised Gil’s interpretation of Mozart’s work as “sweet-toned and trim, every phrase crisply articulated and thoughtfully shaped.”

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Gil returns to Japan for recitals and performance with the NHK Symphony Orchestra

top0413A regular visitor to the far east, Gil travels to Japan in early March for a series of recitals and a concert with the NHK Symphony. The tour begins in Nagoya (March 1) and Tokyo (March 2), where Gil will be joined by frequent collaborator, pianist Akira Eguchi, in a recital program that features music by Bach, Prokofiev, Dorman and Beethoven. On March 3 in Tokyo’s Musashino Civic Hall, Gil presents an afternoon solo recital of three Bach Partitas. He concludes his Japan visit with a performance of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto – a work included in the violin concertos of the 30’s project – with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and conductor Diego Matheuz.

April sees the release of new Canary Classics Album

Screen Shot 2013-02-28 at 11.57.37 AM copyIn April 2013, Canary Classics will release Nigunim, a new recording – featuring Gil alongside his sister, pianist Orli Shaham – that celebrates the “soulful melodies” of their Jewish heritage. The CD features a world premiere recording of a new work by Israeli composer Avner Dorman and includes music by Joseph Achron, Ernest Bloch, Joseph Bonime and longtime collaborator and friend, composer John Williams.