Cellist Inbal Segev
Recital at the FLAG Art Foundation
Music for Solo Cello by Bach & Penderecki
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Cocktails at 6:00pm
The FLAG Art Foundation
545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
The concert, which takes place in the gallery amidst the artwork, coincides with the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: Nudes and Interiors curated by artists Hilary Harkness and Ewan Gibbs. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Segev is currently at work on a recording of the complete cello Suites by Bach, including the C Major Suite that she will be performing at FLAG. Her playing has been described as “characterized by a strong and warm tone . . . delivered with impressive fluency and style,” by The Strad.
Equally committed to new repertoire for the cello and known masterworks, Inbal Segev brings interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of solo and chamber music that she performs. Her repertoire includes all of the standard concerti and solo works for cello, as well as new pieces and rarely performed gems. In June 2012, she gave the U.S. premiere of Maximo Flugelman’s Cello Concerto led by Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival, in Virginia near Washington DC. In 2013, she gave premiere performances of a new amplified cello concerto written for her by composer Avner Dorman with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, and Youngstown Symphony. Her May 2013 performance of Lucas Richman’s Three Pieces for Cello and Orchestra with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra included the premiere of one of the movements, which the composer had recently added. Argentinean pianist and Grammy-winning composer Fernando Otero is also at work on a Tango-inspired concerto for her. Segev gave the U.S. premiere of English composer Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Cello Concerto in D Major, which was written in 1866 but was never published. She performed jazz musician and composer David Baker’s cello concerto at Town Hall in New York, and was the first cellist to perform Henri Dutilleux’s challenging Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher for solo cello at Carnegie Hall. She also gave the world premiere of Max Schubel’s Concerto for Cello, which was written for her (available on the Opus One label).
Inbal Segev’s discography includes two solo albums – Sonatas by Beethoven and Boccherini (Opus One, 2001); and Nigun, a compilation of Jewish music (Vox, 2005). She has also recorded Max Schubel’s Concerto for Cello (Opus One, 2001), and is the cello soloist on Fernando Otero’s album Pagina de Buenos Aires (Nonesuch, 2007). With the Amerigo Trio she has recorded serenades by Dohnányi for Navona Records.