Gil takes two towering masterworks of the violin literature to the nation’s foremost orchestras this summer, performing Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the New York Philharmonic (July 26), Philadelphia Orchestra (Aug 7), and Boston Symphony (Aug 9), as well as playing Tchaikovsky’s with both the Cleveland Orchestra (Aug 3) and Chicago Symphony (Aug 4). These high-profile engagements continue a busy summer that included the release of Gil’s new album, Nigunim: … Read more
Every year Gil spends the majority of his summer season in Aspen, Colorado, making music and collaborating with dear friends at the Aspen Music Festival. This year is no different, starting on July 3, when Gil joins Gramophone Award-winning period performance expert Nicholas McGegan for Bach’s A-minor concerto. Gil returns on July 19, performing Max … Read more
Gil & Orli Shaham’s conversation and performance taped live at New York’s Greene Space, will air this Sunday, June 30 at 8pm on WQXR, New York’s beloved classical music radio station. Hosted by Elliott Forrest, the evening included a lively discussion of the sibling’s new CD, “Nigunim: Hebrew Melodies”, performances of several selections from the recording … Read more
Recognized as “one of the most imaginative programming concepts in years” (Musical America), Gil’s long-term exploration of iconic “Violin Concertos of the 1930s” was conceived when he realized how many outstanding 20th-century violin concertos derived from that fateful decade. On May 31-June 2, Gil revisits Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto (“To the Memory of an Angel”), … Read more
No matter what repertoire he has planned for his season, Gil invariable always performs Brahms’s iconic Violin Concerto. After recent performances of the work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orange County Register’s Timothy Mangan declared “The Brahms was all his, easy to play it seemed, and so dashed off with a transfixing array of finesse … Read more
Nigunim: Hebrew Melodies, Gil and Orli Shaham’s new release, is now available for digital download on canaryclassics.com. The album features works by Ernest Bloch, John Williams, and the premiere recording of Avner Dorman’s Nigunim, commissioned by the Shahams and the 92nd Street Y. Click here to purchase.
On April 15, Gil and Orli Shaham celebrate the upcoming release of their new CD, Nigunim: Hebrew Melodies, in a evening of performance and conversation with New York’s classical music station and host Elliott Forrest. This special event will take place at WQXR’s performance studio, the Greene Space, in downtown Manhattan, and will be presented … Read more
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.” Click here for tickets and more information.
A 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 … Read more
In 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 … Read more