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Matt Haimovitz

“HEARING A CELLO PLAYED WITH SUCH FERVOR AND COMMITMENT- NOT TO MENTION HIGH ARTISTRY- IS A PRICELESS EXPERIENCE”
Los Angeles Times
“...CALLS FORTH A DAZZLING SPECTRUM OF SOUNDS FROM THE DEPTHS OF HIS INSTRUMENT.”
The New Yorker
“IT WAS SOME OF THE MOST MOVING AND SOULFUL PLAYING HEARD BY THIS LISTENER IN A VERY LONG TIME. ”
The New York Times
“HAIMOVITZ'S INGENUITY, INVENTIVENESS AND THE SHEER RANGE OF SOUNDS HE IS ABLE TO PRODUCE FROM HIS INSTRUMENT IS JAW-DROPPING”
All Music Guide
“...A MUSICIAN WHO POSITIVELY THRIVES ON CHALLENGE...”
The New York Times
“...SENSITIVE AND VIRTUOSIC: THERE IS GREAT POETIC INTIMACY...”
Strad
“MATT HAIMOVITZ GAVE A STUNNING PERFORMANCE”
The Scotsman
“HAIMOVITZ CAN TEASE 1,000 SHADES OF TONE OUT OF A SINGLE STROKE OF HIS BOW AS HE GIVES EACH MOVEMENT ITS OWN TONE - FROM DRIVING AND AGGRESSIVE TO A STILL NEAR-SILENCE.”
Toronto Star

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from the album- Bach: 6 Suites For Cello Solo
Bach Cello Suite No. 1 In G, BWV 1007 – Praeludium Bach Cello Suite No. 1 In G, BWV 1007 – Praeludium
from the album- Goullash!
Ligeti Sonata for Violoncello Solo Part 2 Ligeti Sonata for Violoncello Solo Part 2
from the album - Shuffle.Play.Listen
Empty Room (Arcade Fire) Empty Room (Arcade Fire)
Pyramid Song (Radiohead) Pyramid Song (Radiohead)
Variations on a Slovak Folksong (Martinu) Variations on a Slovak Folksong (Martinu)

Bach Listening-Room - Touring 14-15-16

Fifteen years after his first, path-breaking recording and tour of Bach’s six solo cello suites, cellist Matt Haimovitz renews his lifelong exploration of these beloved works with a new recording, video and critical study of the existing manuscripts.

Inspired by the architecture of the suites, a breathtaking summation of the vernaculars Bach absorbed from France, Italy, Spain and beyond, Haimovitz is commissioning new overtures to each of the suites from composers influenced by folk music from around the globe, including luminaries such as Philip Glass and Wolfgang Rihm.

Along Haimovitz’s 2014-2015 Bach Listening-Room tour, audiences may enjoy the transcendent journey of Bach’s six suites in one marathon performance, or experience Haimovitz’s complete vision: each suite introduced by its new overture performed over two or three consecutive performances.

In 2000, with the recording that launched the artist’s own Oxingale Records, Haimovitz embarked on an extensive tour of North America, taking J.S. Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello out of the concert hall and into music clubs and coffeehouses. Matt Haimovitz is considered a pioneer in bringing classical chamber music back to intimate, alternative spaces.

Haimovitz’s personal interpretations of the suites were received with great acclaim, culminating in a historic performance at New York’s infamous punk palace, CBGB, filmed by ABC News for Nightline. The 2014-2015 tour will embrace intimate venues of all sorts: churches, theaters, as well as alternative spaces.