AUG. 19 at 8pm: INBAL SEGEV, cello, ALON GOLDSTEIN, piano
Cellist Inbal Segev’s playing has been described as “first class,” “richly inspired,” and “very moving” (Gramophone), and her tone as “strong and warm. . . delivered with impressive fluency and style” (The Strad).
Inbal began studying cello at the age of five in her native Israel. Isaac Stern invited her to continue her studies in the USA, where she earned a BA (Juilliard) and an MA (Yale). Inbal has performed as soloist with many acclaimed orchestras internationally, making her debut at the age of 17 with the Israel Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic (Zubin Mehta, conductor). She has collaborated with artists such as Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Gilbert Kalish, and is a founding member, along with Glenn Dicterow and Karen Dreyfus, of the Amerigo Trio. Equally committed to new repertoire and old masterworks, Inbal’s discography ranges from J.S. Bach’s cello suites and the sonatas of Beethoven and Boccherini to a world premiere recording of works by Lucas Richman. Inbal has commissioned new pieces from composers including Avner Dorman, Timo Andres, Fernando Otero, Gity Razaz, and Dan Visconti. Her many honors include the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and top prizes at the Pablo Casals, Paulo, and Washington International Competitions. Inbal’s cello was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1673.
Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. He has played with the major orchestras of the United States, Europe and South America. Last season he toured in China, performing the Mozart Concerti Nos. 20 and 21 arranged for piano and string quintet. A passionate advocate for music education, his recent teaching engagements have included the Ravinia’s Steans Institute and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festivals. Other highlights include performances with the Tokyo Quartet, the Jerusalem Quartet, two world premieres of concerti that were written for Mr. Goldstein, “Lost Souls” by Avner Dorman and “Ornaments” by Mark Kopytman with the Jerusalem Camerata. Alon has performed at the Gilmore, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Marlboro, Seattle, Verbier, Prussia Cove and Jerusalem music festivals. We are pleased to welcome him back to Tannery Pond.