Inbal Megiddo

Inbal Megiddo

Israeli cellist Inbal Megiddo brings to her performances years of experience, the influence of master teachers, and praise from influential musicians. Maestro Zubin Mehta describes her as “an extremely talented, very musical musician. At her New York debut at the Lincoln Center her playing was hailed by the press as having “magical expression and technical expertise. She has a “warm lustrous communicative way… the performance was sincerity personified!”

Ms Megiddo has given many concerts in Europe, Asia and America. Among these are a recital in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, her Berlin debut with the Berlin Symphony with Maestro Lior Shambadal at the Philharmonie and a recital at the Staatsoper. She has had performances and radio broadcasts with the Jerusalem Symphony under the direction of Sergiu Comissiona, live recital broadcasts in several countries including Germany, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Israel (Mishkenot Sha’ananim Music Center, and Eden Tamir Center in Jerusalem), and the USA (Chicago – the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series – and New York’s Bob Sherman Show on WQXR). She has performed and toured extensively with recital partner, pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar. A champion of contemporary compositions, Ms Megiddo has made a recording of Israeli composer Hanna Levy’s works, a recording of works by Douglas Lilburn for the Atoll label, and premiered works of composers including Ezra Laderman, Dave Brubeck, and Ofer Ben Amots. She has also regularly recorded and performed with the Grammy Award nominated group, The Yale Cellos. Volume 1 of her recording of the Beethoven Sonatas and Variations with pianist Jian Liu was released on Rattle Records in 2011 to critical acclaim, with Vol. 2 scheduled for release in 2014. In September 2012, she gave the New Zealand premiere of the Barber Cello Concerto, where her playing was hailed in the press as “Superb!” and “virtuosic, brilliant and powerful.” Other recent and upcoming engagements include performances with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Ukraine Philharmonic, the Lithuanian Philharmonic Orchestra, performances at the Lincoln Center in New York, NZ premieres of the Weinberg and Villa Lobos cello concertos in Wellington, and concerto and recital tours in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Asia.

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