Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time, whose combination of
flawless technique with inimitable warmth has solidified his legacy as an
American master. Highlights of his 2013–2014 season include Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the Vienna
Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the
Orchestre de Paris; a continuation of his exploration of the “Concertos of the
1930s” with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and on tour
with the Bavarian Radio Symphony; the world, Asian, and European
premieres of a new concerto by Bright Sheng; and a recital tour featuring Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.
Shaham has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, including
bestsellers that have appeared on record charts in the US and abroad, winning
him multiple Grammys, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. His recent recordings are produced on the
Canary Classics label, which he founded in 2004; they comprise Nigumin: Hebrew Melodies, Haydn Violin
Concertos and Mendelssohn’s Octet with Sejong Soloists, Sarasate: Virtuoso Violin Works, Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Butterfly
Lovers and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A with
Yefim Bronfman and Truls Mørk, TheProkofiev Album, The Fauré Album, Mozart in
Paris, and works by Haydn and Mendelssohn.
Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the
coveted Avery Fisher Award. He plays the
1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius. He lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Adele Anthony, and
their three children.