MATT HAIMOVITZ, cello
Renowned as a musical pioneer, Grammy- and JUNO-nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz is acclaimed for his visionary approach, groundbreaking collaborations and innovative recording projects. Additionally, he combines a tireless touring schedule with mentoring an award-winning studio at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montréal.
Born in Israel, Haimovitz made his debut in 1984, at the age of 13, as a soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic, and at 17 he made his first recording for Deutsche Grammophon with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony.
Haimovitz’s recording career encompasses more than 20 years of award-winning work on Deutsche Grammophon (Universal), Oxingale Records, and the PENTATONE Oxingale Series. His honors include the Trailblazer Award from the American Music Center, the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Grand Prix du Disque, and the Premio Internazionale “Accademia Musicale Chigiana.” He studied with Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School and graduated with highest honors from Harvard University.
Matt plays on a Giovanni Grancino of Milan cello (c.1695-1700) graciously provided to him by the company CANIMEX INC. from Drummondville, QC, Canada.