"first class...richly inspired...very moving indeed" – Gramophone Magazine
Cellist Inbal Segev's latest album Bach Cello Suites, recorded in New York City's Academy of Arts and Letters, will be released by Vox Classics on September 18 in the US, and November 6 worldwide. Known for her "warm, pure and beautiful tone" (Strings Magazine), Segev recorded J.S. Bach's monumental solo Cello Suites over a period of six months, working with Grammy-winning producer Da-Hong Seetoo. The album will be available on CD and digitally, including in high resolution from HD Tracks, Classics Online, and other retailers.
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Inbal Segev goes 'Behind the Playlist' with 90.5WUOL
Galvanized by the unprecedented worldwide crises that characterized 2020 and encouraging creative recovery from them, Inbal Segev's "20 for 2020" commissioning project, features works by five of today's most compelling composers. The cellist launched this major new project last fall to capture something of that collective experience through the music of composers with strong and distinctive ...
Inbal Segev chats about '20 for 2020' Volume 1 with 89.3WQED: Pittsburgh
Cellist Inbal Segev is commissioning and recording 20 chamber music works to capture the year 2020. The recordings are being released in four volumes, and in this conversation with WQED-FM she describes the five works on Volume 1: "20 for 2020" Volume 1 features works by five of today's most compelling composers. Galvanized by the unprecedented worldwide crises that characterized 2020 and encoura...
Inbal Segev discusses '20 for 2020' with FM91:WGTE
June 25 2021 marked the release of the first volume of Inbal Segev's "20 for 2020" commissioning project, featuring works by five of today's most compelling composers. Galvanized by the unprecedented worldwide crises that characterized 2020 and encouraging creative recovery from them, the cellist launched this major new project last fall to capture something of that collective experience through ...
Inbal Segev's '20 for 2020' embraces composers of diverse backgrounds in venturesome collection / The Irish Times
The Irish Times - Michael Dervan writes.....The past 18 months have in so many ways been a particularly torrid time for performers, most of all for musicians who spend most of their time playing the music of dead composers to live audiences. Linking up with living creators suffering through the same challenging pandemic creates a much wider range of possibilities. In her 20 for 2020 project, ve...
Inbal Segev chats about 20 for 2020 with Spokane Public Radio
June 25 marked the release of the first volume of Inbal Segev's "20 for 2020" commissioning project, featuring works by five of today's most compelling composers. Galvanized by the unprecedented worldwide crises that characterized 2020 and encouraging creative recovery from them, the cellist launched this major new project last fall to capture something of that collective experience through the m...
Inbal Segev launches new commissioning project titled; '20 for 2020' / The Violin Channel
The Violin Channel writes....Co-founder of the Amerigo Trio and prize winner at the Pablo Casals, Paulo, and Washington International Competitions, cellist Inbal Segev commissioned 20 composers to musically document their responses to the crises of 2020. The project's goal was to support her fellow artists and provide solace to audiences. Involving composers of contrasting and stylistic voices, r...
Inbal Segev showcases new cello music from 20 composers / New Classical Tracks
New Classical Tracks - Julie Amacher writes....When the global pandemic shut down concert halls and live performances last year, cellist Inbal Segev knew she couldn't just sit at home and do nothing. That's when she and her husband drafted a plan to commission 20 composers to write 20 new works for cello in 2020. The first recording in this four-volume project was recently released. "It was amb...
Inbal Segev - Anna Clyne-Dance makes 'Manao Radio: Year-end Catches of the Day'
"Catch of the Day" is Matthew Gurewitsch's 90-minute sampler of recent recordings, with off-the-cuff commentary, reminiscences, and free association. It airs at noon Hawaiian time the first and last Sunday of each month as part of Paul Janes-Brown's "Alpha & Omega Show" on KMNO, Manao Radio 91.7 FM, an all-volunteer station in Wailuku. Herewith are Matthew's comments on his final show...
Inbal Segev - Anna Clyne: Cello Concertos makes NPR: Best Music Of 2020
This week we shared NPR Music's best songs and albums of 2020, lists voted on, politely argued over and presented by our staff, station partners and contributors. Today we're featuring the good stuff from the private reserves. Below you'll find lists of top 10 albums and songs from the members of NPR Music's staff. Tom Huizenga - CLASSICAL CRITIC, NPR MUSIC writes; This year kept ...
Inbal Segev - Clyne-Dance | Elgar-Cello Concerto is an absolute winner! / LIMELIGHT
I read of one critic confessing to being moved to tears by the 40 year old, London-born though now resident in Brooklyn, Anna Clyne's DANCE, a 25-minute, five-movement cello concerto in all but name based on a five-line poem by the 13th-century Persian poet, Rumi and performed by its dedicatee Inbal Segev. Not being easily moved I was intrigued to experience what was in store. Although I wasn't exact...
Inbal Segev discusses Clyne-Dance & Elgar-Cello Concerto with 89.7WCPE
Cellist Inbal Segev's new cd on the Avie label with the London Philharmonic conducted by Marin Alsop with Anna Clyne's Dance and the Elgar Cello Concerto. These two works are separated by almost exactly 100 years. The Elgar Cello Concerto, written in the shadow of the war to end all wars, and Clyne's brand new Concerto based on a poem by Rumi. Segev talks about both pieces as well as her work...
Inbal Segev invites us to dance with a new concerto / New Classical Tracks
"We have really arrived in a way that we don't even have to say this is a women's recording anymore. And I feel like we've come really just the last few years there's a change. You know, during the process, I really didn't think so much about, oh, we're women. You know, it was just very organic and natural." That's cellist Inbal Segev, who's new recording features a co...
Inbal Segev - Clyne-Dance | Elgar-Cello Concerto is the 90.1WRTI: Classical Album of the Week
Israeli Cellist Inbal Segev Bridges 100 Years with 2 Concertos.
Sir Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto was born into a world of global turmoil and personal strife for the composer. Against the backdrop of the grim aftermath of WWI, the concerto was composed in 1919 during a period of illness for Elgar. A short time later, his wife Alice died in the wake of the piece's troubled premiere. ...
Inbal Segev discusses Clyne-Dance & Elgar-Cello Concerto with 90.9WGUC: Cincinnati
A native of Israel, Inbal Segev began playing the cello at the age of 5. At 8, she first played for the Israeli president and at 16 she was invited by Isaac Stern to the United States, where she continued her cello studies at Yale and Julliard. Segev performed with our Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra last year and has just released a brand-new album with Marin Alsop & London Philharmonic Orchestra feat...
Inbal Segev - Clyne-Dance | Elgar-Cello Concerto makes August GRAMOPHONE: Editor's Choice
Elgar Cello Concerto and Clyne DANCE by Inbal Segev with Marin Alsop conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra on Avie, is a powerful recording. Inbal's idea to record Anna Clyne's DANCE alongside Elgar's Cello Concerto is timely: the two works were composed exactly 100 years apart. Inbal enthuses, "It is so rewarding to record and perform the work of a contemporary female compos...
Inbal Segev discusses new Clyne-Elgar album with 89.1/88.7WMHT
Cellist Inbal Segev's new cd on the Avie label with the London Philharmonic conducted by Marin Alsop with Anna Clyne's Dance and the Elgar Cello Concerto. These two works are separated by almost exactly 100 years. The Elgar Cello Concerto, written in the shadow of the war to end all wars, and Clyne's brand new Concerto based on a poem by Rumi. Segev talks about both pieces as well a...
Inbal Segev joins FM91WGTE for wonderful and engaging conversation on new Avie recording
The wonderful and always engaging cellist Inbal Segev joins FM91WGTE: Toldeo OH to talk about her latest album, which pairs one of the most famous concertos in the cello repertoire (Edward Elgar) with a new work (Dance) by Anna Clyne, inspired by the poet Rumi. Just as the Elgar concerto served as an elegy for the First World War, Anna Clyne's Dance provides inspiration at a time of global confl...
Inbal Segev discusses Clyne-Dance & Elgar-Cello Concerto with 89.3WQED: Pittsburgh
Cellist Inbal Segev recorded music by Lucas Richman with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Now she has a new cd on the Avie label with the London Philharmonic conducted by Marin Alsop with Anna Clyne's Dance and the Elgar Cello Concerto. She talks about Anna Clyne and creating the new music and her work with other women composers and the great classic by Elgar. Topics include what she is doing dur...
Inbal Segev - Clyne-Dance. Calm, motoric energy and gorgeous fusions / The Guardian
Anna Clyne's impressive new work is a cello concerto inspired by Persian poetry and outshining the familiar Elgar work in Inbal Segev's performance. Dance is Anna Clyne's hugely impressive new cello concerto, written for the New York-based cellist Inbal Segev and first performed last year. Both the title and inspiration come from a poem by the 13th-century Persian writer and mystic Rumi; the word "Da...
Inbal Segev - Clyne-Dance | Elgar-Cello Concerto is the WFMT: Featured New Release
This formidable release features Inbal Segev performing Elgar's emotive Cello Concerto coupled with DANCE, an inspiring new work by Grammy-nominated English composer Anna Clyne that was commissioned by Segev. Marin Alsop conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Alsop introduced the cellist to Clyne, sparking a special synergy between the three women. Segev expounds, "Anna's music has an old-soul sensi...
OK Electric Festival features Inbal Segev / Public Radio Tulsa
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we welcome the Tulsa-based composer, musician, and music teacher Noam Faingold back to our show. He's also the curator for the fifth-annual OK Electric Festival of Electroacoustic Music, which he tells us about. This special event (presented by Living Arts of Tulsa) happens tonight, Thursday the 5th, at Duet Jazz; more info, including how to get tickets, is posted here...
Inbal Segev, Juho Pohjonen - Chopin, Schumann, Grieg is the WFMT: Featured New Release
Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev, known for her "glowing, burnished tone" (Washington Post), makes her debut on Avie Records with Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, praised for his "pearly touch, singing tone, and sensitivity" (New York Times), in a recording of the music of three leading Romantic composers. For their first album together, Segev and Pohjonen have chosen the expressive and sometimes nosta...
Star Wars, Simone & Segev this summer / Philly.com
Of course, there are the usual blockbuster narratives this summer. Movie nights at the Mann find the Philadelphia Orchestra playing John Williams scores to Star Wars and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. An orchestral commission exploring race from composer Darin Atwater looks especially promising. And a subplot woven between the big pieces is compelling. Women tell their story this classical...
Inbal Segev and Alon Goldstein set for Tannery Pond Concerts Series / Northeast Public Radio
The weekend highlights in our region include monsters of postmodern dance; an art-funk legend; a festival of Chopin; and a cello-piano duo. Cellist Inbal Segev and pianist Alon Goldstein will perform works by Brahms, Ravel, and Dvorak in the Tannery Pond Concerts series at the Tannery on the grounds of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School in New Lebanon, N.Y., on Saturday at 8pm. The program ex...
Inbal Segev plays Dan Visconti's Tangle-Eye Concerto with dedication and intelligence / San Francisco Classical Voice
Dan Visconti, finishing up his three-year term as Young American Composer-in-Residence with the California Symphony, has offered a departing present in the form of a cello concerto. The Symphony, under Music Director Donato Cabrera, played this work, concluding its 30th anniversary season, at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Sunday, May 7. Consolidating what he's learned over three years...
Inbal Segev opens Roulette's 3rd - String Theory Festival
Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev, known for her "warm, pure and beautiful tone" (Strings Magazine), will open The Music of Anna Clyne, a concert marking the first night of Roulette's (509 Atlantic Ave) NYC, third annual String Theory Festival. Segev will perform Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne's Rest These Hands for solo cello. The concert also includes performances of Clyne's music ...
Inbal Segev plays Bryant Park's August - IN/TER\SECT / NY BLUEPRINT
Cellist Inbal Segev released her recording of the complete Cello Suites of J.S. Bach in fall 2015 on the Vox label, to critical acclaim and a spot on The New York Times Classical Playlist. She has performed Bach's Cello Suites in venues around the world including Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Shanghai Concert Hall, and Henry Crown Hall in the Jerusalem Theatre. Her cello ...
Inbal Segev Gives World Premiere of Gity Razaz's - 'Legend of Sigh' / CityLimits
Cellist Inbal Segev, known for her "warm, pure and beautiful tone" (Strings Magazine) will give the world premiere performance of Legend of Sigh, a brand new multimedia, immersive piece for cello and electronics written for her by composer Gity Razaz with video and projection design by filmmaker Carmen Kordas. Presented by National Sawdust. The concert is part of Razaz's appointment as comp...
Inbal Segev feature in NUVO
Just a few weeks ago, Israeli-born cellist Inbal Segev was giving a concert in Brooklyn of all six Bach Cello Suites, arguably a pinnacle of the cello repertoire, over two days. (That performance came only a few days after the news of her recording of said work made the first rounds of Grammy nominations.) Just the other day she was playing Beethoven with the Amerigo Trio (of which she's a founding membe...
Inbal Segev - Bach Cello Suites / The Epoch Times
It was on her mind for at least 20 years. Inbal Segev had been preparing, practicing, gearing herself up to consummate her musical career by climbing what she called "the Mount Everest for cellists." Recording J. S. Bach's complete cello suites constitutes the pinnacle of her internal journey as an artist so far. The Bach Cello Suites are so challenging because, as Segev said, they are so simple and yet ...
Inbal Segev - Bach Cello Suites / New York Times
BACH: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (BWV 1007-12)
Inbal Segev, cello
You probably already have a favorite version - or two - of Bach's unaccompanied suites for cello, perhaps by big-name soloists. This modest release, though not likely to displace them, would make an attractive alternative. Ms. Segev takes a bit for granted the ending of the Prelude in the first suite, one of ...