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Cellist Inbal Segev
Recital at The FLAG Art Foundation
Music for Solo Cello by Bach & Penderecki
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7pm
Cocktails at 6pm
The FLAG Art Foundation
Chelsea Arts Tower | 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor | NYC
Free Admission, RSVPs essential at [email protected].
“first class . . . richly inspired” – Gramophone
New York, NY — Acclaimed cellist Inbal Segev will perform works for solo cello by J.S. Bach (Suite in C Major) and Krzysztof Penderecki (Divertimento) in a special program at The FLAG Art Foundation in the Chelsea Arts Tower (545 West 25th Street) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7pm; cocktails start at 6pm. The concert coincides with the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: Nudes and Interiors curated by artists Hilary Harkness and Ewan Gibbs. Admission is free, but reservations are essential ([email protected]). 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.
Inbal Segev is a founding member of the Amerigo Trio with New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus. The three first performed together at the Bowdoin International Chamber Music Festival in 2007, and came together formally in 2009 as the Amerigo Trio. Since then they have been invited to play at some of the most prestigious concert series in the country, including Lorin Maazel’s Castelon Festival in Virginia, The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, the Concord Chamber Music Society in Massachusetts, Tannery Pond Concerts in the Berkshires, and Dumbarton concerts in Washington, DC. The ensemble is named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
In addition to her work with the Amerigo Trio, Segev regularly performs chamber music with artists including Emanuel Ax, Agustin Dumay, Pamela Franck, Gilbert Kalish, Michael Tree, and the Vogler Quartet at venues and festivals including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Bargemusic, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Banff, Ravinia, Olympic, Cape & Islands festivals in North America; the Sienna, Rolandseck, and Montpelier festivals in Europe; and the Mishkenot Sha’ananim and Upper Galilee festivals in Israel. She has played with the Jupiter Chamber Players since 2005 and previously toured the U.S. with the American Chamber Players.
Segev has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic, Radio Symphony of Helsinki, Reutlingen Symphony, Dortmund Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Bangkok Symphony, and with all the major orchestras of Israel. She made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, led by Zubin Mehta, at age 17. Her many honors include the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (which she began receiving at the age of seven), and top prizes at the Pablo Casals International Competition, the Paulo International Competition, and the Washington International Competition. She began playing the cello in Israel at age five and at 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to come to the U.S. to continue her studies. Segev earned a Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and a Master’s degree from Yale University, studying with noted masters Joel Krosnick, Harvey Shapiro, Aldo Parisot, and Bernhard Greenhouse, cellist and founder of the Beaux Arts Trio.
Inbal Segev (pronounced Inn-BAHL SEH-gehv) lives in New York with her husband, and three young children – twins Joseph and Shira, and Ariel. Segev performs on a cello made by Francesco Rugeri in 1673. She is managed by Barrett Vantage Artists. Please visit www.inbalsegev.com for more information; follow her on Twitter @ISegevB.
About The FLAG Art Foundation
The FLAG Art Foundation is an exhibition space for contemporary art. The program includes four to six professionally-curated shows per year featuring works by established and emerging international artists. FLAG is located on the 9th and 10th floors of the Chelsea Arts Tower, located in the heart of New York’s art district on 25th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.
FLAG’s objective is to encourage the appreciation of contemporary art among a diverse audience. FLAG provides a unique educational environment in which visitors can view, contemplate, and engage in active dialogue with the artworks. Curators select and borrow from a variety of sources to include a wide range of work in each exhibition. FLAG is also a resource that facilitates loans of contemporary artworks to museums around the world. For more information visit www.flagartfoundation.org.
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