Gil Shaham is sought-after throughout the world for concerto appearances with celebrated orchestras and conductors, as well as for recital and ensemble appearances on the great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals.
2011/12 sees him return to the London Symphony Orchestra for a two-concert project with Michael Tilson Thomas: performing the Berg Chamber Orchestra together with Yefim Bronfman and the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5. He will also perform at the Wigmore Hall as part of a European recital tour. He is a regular visitor to the BBC Proms and elsewhere works with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Orchestre de Paris, New York and Berlin Philharmonics, Chicago and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich.
Last season he continued in his quest to explore the “Violin Concertos of the 1930s”, in both performances and recordings. The first recording of the “Concertos of the 1930s” project will be released this season on Shaham’s own label, Canary Classics, featuring Stravinsky’s concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Barber concerto with the New York Philharmonic, and Berg’s with the Dresden Staatskapelle – all with David Robertson conducting.
“His virtuosity is breathtaking and he has the fiery temperament that gives Sarasate’s music an authentic Spanish zing.” (The Telegraph, January 2010)
“Shaham's playing is impeccable – every attack is perfectly clean, the articulation crystal clear.” (The Guardian, January 2010)
“The hallmark of this performance became that breathtaking depth of tone which Shaham seems alone in being able to generate. Rarely have I heard the fugue in this Sonata sound so solemn as it did here.” (Musicweb-international, November 2009)