Inbal Segev: Cello & Electronics by Women Composers Featuring Music by Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, Gity Razaz, & Augusta Read Thomas
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New York-based cellist Inbal Segev, known for her “glowing, burnished tone” (The Washington Post) will perform a concert celebrating music for solo cello by women composers, including works by Anna Clyne, Augusta Read Thomas, Missy Mazzoli, and the West Coast premiere of a concerto for cello and electronics written for Segev by Gity Razaz called Legend of Sigh. Before Segev’s performance of Legend of Sigh, Donato Cabrera, Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic, will read the Azerbaijani folktale on which the piece is based. Segev is in California to perform the world premiere of composer Dan Visconti’s cello concerto written for her, Tangle Eye, with the California Symphony on Sunday, May 7.
Inbal Segev’s playing has been described as “delivered with impressive fluency and style,” by The Strad. 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.
Segev has performed as soloist with many acclaimed orchestras internationally and made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, led by Zubin Mehta, at age 17. She has commissioned new works from composers including Avner Dorman, Timo Andres, Fernando Otero, Gity Razaz, Dan Visconti and more. In addition to her work as a soloist, she is a founding member of the Amerigo Trio with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus.
Segev’s discography includes Bach’s Cello Suites (Vox 2015), a world premiere recording of works by Lucas Richman with the Pittsburgh Symphony (Albany 2015), Sonatas by Beethoven and Boccherini (Opus One), Nigun (Vox), and Max Schubel’s Concerto for Cello (Opus One). With the Amerigo Trio she has recorded serenades by Dohnányi (Navona).
Inbal Segev’s many honors include the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and top prizes at the Pablo Casals, Paulo, and Washington International Competitions. 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. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University.
Inbal Segev lives in New York with her husband and three children. Her cello was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1673. For more information, visit www.inbalsegev.com.