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Cellist Inbal Segev
Bach’s Cello Suites
Album Wrap Party & Concert
Featuring Inbal Segev Performing Selections from J.S. Bach’s Suites No. 1, 2, 5, & 6
Plus a Sneak Peek of Nick Davis’ Film Inbal Segev & the Bach Cello Suites
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7pm
The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse | Samuel B. & David Rose Building
70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 165 W 65th St. | NYC
Tickets: $40 at www.lincolncenter.org or 212.721.6500. Complimentary wine & post-concert reception included.
Watch the Trailer for Inbal Segev & the Bach Cello Suites: http://bit.ly/SegevBachTrailer
Go Behind the Scenes and Join Inbal Segev’s Journey on PledgeMusic: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/inbalsegev
Inbal Segev: www.inbalsegev.com
New York, NY – On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7pm, cellist Inbal Segev, known for her “warm, pure and beautiful tone” (Strings Magazine) will celebrate completing her recording of J.S. Bach’s monumental Cello Suites with an Album Wrap Party & Concert at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center (Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 W. 65th St.).
The evening will feature a sneak peek of Nick Davis Productions’ documentary of Segev’s journey recording Bach’s monumental work, and a Q & A with producer Nick Davis. Segev will perform Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, plus selections from Suite No. 1 in G Major, Suite No. 5 in C minor, and Suite No. 6 in D Major. Throughout the concert, Segev will share with the audience insights into her interpretive decisions and the process of absorbing and performing these great masterworks. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine, a post-concert reception, and panoramic views of New York in the elegant setting of the Kaplan Penthouse.
Inbal Segev recorded all of Bach’s Cello Suites over the past six months for commercial release in fall 2015. Her recording sessions took place at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, with Grammy-winning producer Da-Hong Seetoo.
Audiences have the opportunity to look behind the scenes at the making of this album through Inbal Segev’s PledgeMusic campaign. Her PledgeMusic campaign features first access to the recording in the fall, plus exclusive video, outtakes, and her observations on living with and learning the timeless music of Bach in today’s 21st century world. Pledgers will find levels of thanks including t-shirts, signed sheet music, and a private house performance. Five-percent of all Pledges will be donated to the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. For more information, visit www.pledgemusic.com/projects/inbalsegev.
Inbal Segev’s playing has been described as “characterized by a strong and warm tone . . . delivered with impressive fluency and style,” by The Strad and “first class,” “richly inspired,” and “very moving indeed,” by Gramophone. Equally committed to new repertoire for the cello and known masterworks, Segev brings interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of solo and chamber music that she performs. 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 February 2013, she gave the world premiere of Avner Dorman’s Cello Concerto with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, and then performed the work with the Hudson Valley, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, and the Youngstown Symphony. Segev gave the world premiere of Lucas Richman’s prelude to Three Pieces for Cello & Orchestra in May 2013. She also 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). Composer Gity Razaz is currently at work on a new multimedia piece for Segev, which will premiere in spring 2015 and explores the themes of birth, transformation and death through the retelling of an Azerbaijani folktale.
In addition to her forthcoming Bach album, Inbal Segev’s discography includes Sonatas by Beethoven and Boccherini (Opus One) and Nigun, a compilation of Jewish music (Vox). She has also recorded Max Schubel’s Concerto for Cello (Opus One). With the Amerigo Trio she has recorded serenades by Dohnányi for Navona Records.
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 has collaborated with artists such as Emanuel Ax, Agustin Dumay, Pamela Frank, 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’s 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. For more information, visit www.inbalsegev.com.
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