Gil Shaham is sought-after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and he regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals.
Highlights of recent years include a recording and performances of J.S. Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and recitals with pianist Akira Eguchi, his longtime duo partner. Mr. Shaham regularly appears with the New York, Berlin, Israel, and Los Angeles philharmonic orchestras; Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco symphony orchestras; and Orchestre de Paris; as well as in multiyear residencies with the Montreal, Stuttgart Radio, and Singapore symphony orchestras.
Mr. Shaham has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, has earned multiple Grammy Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque, and Diapason d’Or, and has been named Gramophone Editor’s Choice. His most recent recording in the series 1930s Violin Concertos Vol. 2 was nominated for a Grammy.
Gil Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. In 2012 he was named Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. He plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius, and lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Adele Anthony, and their three children.