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
Gil joins another longtime friend and musical partner Gustavo Dudamel, when he performs the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on February 21, 22, 23 and 24. Their close affinity is such that it was the conductor who was chosen to surprise Gil on stage during a “Live From Lincoln Center” concert, and … Read more
Last season, after 30 years of studying the sonatas and partitas privately, Gil finally brought his solo Bach interpretations out into the open to share with American audiences. Gil brings his unique approach to this timeless repertoire on his upcoming US recital tour. Click here to watch Gil’s impromptu recital of Bach’s exuberant solo Partita … Read more
A champion of contemporary music, Shaham has recently given life to several new commissions. The centerpiece of his upcoming duo recital tour is the world premiere of Suite No. 2 by William Bolcom, a nine-movement work filled with brilliant musical ideas and emotions: a masterpiece with the profundity and craftsmanship that is characteristic of Bolcom’s … Read more
Now in its fourth season, Gil’s long-term exploration of iconic “Violin Concertos of the 1930s” recently returned to his hometown orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, when Gil performed play Samuel Barber’s example of 1939 under the direction of Alan Gilbert. According to the New York Times, “this vivid and sensitive performance the Barber sounded wonderfully … Read more
With ten concertos planned in the 2012-2013 season, Gil turned to one of his favorite, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”, in recent performances with the Seattle and Pittsburgh Symphonies. “Delight is perhaps the only word strong enough to describe the response that Gil Shaham’s performance evoked in the audience, this critic included,” gushed … Read more