Gil Shaham

Gil Shaham Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. Highlights of his 2015–16 season include performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, New World Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as residencies with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Carolina Performing Arts and an extensive North American tour with The Knights to celebrate the release of Violin Concertos of the 1930s, Vol. 2. Mr. Shaham also continues touring J.S. Bach’s complete unaccompanied sonatas and partitas, with appearances in London’s Wigmore Hall and key North American venues in a special multimedia collaboration with photographer/video artist David Michalek. Mr. Shaham has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, including bestsellers that have ascended the charts in the U.S. and abroad and have earned multiple Grammys, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. His recent recordings are issued his own Canary Classics label, founded in 2004, and include 1930’s Violin Concertos Vols. 1 & 2; J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin; Nigunim: Hebrew Melodies; Haydn Violin Concertos and Mendelssohn’s Octet with the Sejong Soloists; Sarasate: Virtuoso Violin Works; Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony; and Bach’s complete works for solo violin. A passionate advocate for new music, Mr. Shaham has also premiered works by composers including William Bolcom, David Bruce, Avner Dorman, Julian Milone, and Bright Sheng. Gil Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990 and, in 2008, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. He plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius, and lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Adele Anthony, and their three children.