Kicking off Summer with an Asian Tour

Gil Shaham begins his summer 2016 season with a series of chamber, orchestral, and solo performances across Asia. He first joins frequent tour partner the Sejong Soloists for performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in three Korean cities, beginning with Daegu Concert House on June 27 followed by the Light of Life Chapel in Gapyeong on June 28 … Read more

Praise for 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2

 Gil’s recent release of Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 — the second volume of his “characteristically vivacious and thoughtful series” (San Francisco Chronicle) surveying violin concertos of the 1930’s — has been met with acclaim from critics. Issued on Gil’s own label Canary Classics, the album features the Stuttgart Radio Symphony … Read more

This Spring: Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, Solo Bach

Gil Shaham reunites with the Boston Symphony Orchestra March 17 through 19, performing the John Williams Violin Concerto at Symphony Hall under the baton of Stéphane Denève. Two weeks later, he presents Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Susanna Mälkki, with concerts March 30 through April 2. Gil … Read more

1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 is out today!

Issued on Gil’s own Canary Classics label, 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 includes 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. Watch a video trailer here. Enjoy today on iTunes and receive an exclusive recording of Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2 … Read more

Coming Soon: 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2

Since 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 … Read more

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

To 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 … Read more

Bach Violin Concertos with the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel

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.

A European Tour with the Sejong Soloists

Gil Shaham travels to four European capitals with the Sejong Soloists in November, presenting performances of Bach’s Violin Concerto in E, Penderecki’s Sinfonietta, and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The conductorless orchestra makes stops at Prague’s Rudolfinum on November 8, London’s Wigmore Hall on November 9, Munich’s Herkulessaal on November 10, and Madrid’s National Auditorium of Music on November … Read more

Gil Shaham Brings Multimedia Bach Collaboration to Three Cities

Gil Shaham continues touring key North American venues with accounts of Bach’s complete unaccompanied sonatas and partitas in a special multimedia collaboration with award-winning visual artist David Michalek. Gil’s “simply electrifying” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) interpretations are presented this fall at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Performing Arts on October 20, Carnegie Hall on October 25, and the Celebrity … Read more

A Look Ahead to the 2015-16 Season

Gil Shaham launches his 2015-16 season on September 24 at the Berlin Philharmonic with Korngold’s Violin Concerto under Zubin Mehta. Additional highlights over the upcoming months include Bach with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, Brahms with the Orchestre de Paris, Tchaikovsky with the New World Symphony, and Mendelssohn during a residency at the Montreal Symphony. … Read more