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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
“MATT HAIMOVITZ GAVE A STUNNING PERFORMANCE”
The Scotsman
“HAIMOVITZ'S UNSTOPPABLY COMMITTED, ENTHUSIASTIC PLAYING, SUPERBLY CONTROLLED IN TONE, ATTACK, VIBRATO AND MORE.”
The Strad
“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
“IN HIS HANDS, BACH'S MUSIC TURNS INTO QUOTIDIAN SOUND, A MUSIC FULLY PART OF THE NOW.”
The New York Times
“...SENSITIVE AND VIRTUOSIC: THERE IS GREAT POETIC INTIMACY...”
The Strad

Watch

Matt Haimovitz - In Studio with Vijay Iyer - Overtures to Bach
Matt Haimovitz - Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007 - Prelude

Listen

Bach - Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007
Prelude Prelude
Allemande Allemande
Courante Courante
Sarabande Sarabande
Menuet I & II Menuet I & II
Gigue Gigue
Philip Glass
Overture Overture
Roberto Sierra
La memoria La memoria

Bach Listening-Room - Touring 16-17-18


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, J.S. Bach The Cello Suites According to Anna Magdalena on the acclaimed PENTATONE Oxingale Series.

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 Philip Glass, Vijay Iyer. Mohammeh Fairouz, Du Yun, Roberto Sierra and Luna Pearl Woolf

Along Haimovitz’s 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 upcoming tour will embrace intimate venues of all sorts: churches, theaters, as well as alternative spaces.