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  • Israeli Cellist Maya Beiser Makes Her Ojai Music Festival Debut

    By Rick Schultz

    June 3, 2015 | 11:08 am

    The Israeli-born cellist Maya Beiser doesn’t give conventional recitals, and that’s an attractive calling card at the Ojai Music Festival, which prides itself on innovation and diversity. In its 69th year, the five-day festival starts June 10, with Beiser making three appearances...

  • Matt Haimovitz: Global yet grounded

    By Rick Schultz

    March 20, 2013 | 7:05 am

    Speaking by phone from Montreal, Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz revealed that he’s a great admirer of the American singer Nina Simone. Looking at his life and career, one can easily see why. Like Simone, Haimovitz is admired for his solid classical grounding, eclecticism,...

  • Cellist Weilerstein brings worldly depth to SoCal stages

    By Rick Schultz

    November 21, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein grew up in a thriving Jewish community in Cleveland, where before she became a bat mitzvah, she had already made her debut at age 13 with the Cleveland Orchestra. 

    Now 30, Weilerstein is the first cellist in more than 30 years to be signed to an...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Timofeyev Ensemble—‘Shloyme’

    June 21, 2008 | 1:24 am

    You don’t hear new music like this too often—- especially with a Yiddish accent!

    Natalia Timfoyeva (cello) and Oleg Timofeyev (guitar)

    Oleg writes on YouTube:

    A Musical Biography of a fictional character Shloyme, who survived through many calamities of the 20th century . . .


  • Ending on a Musical Note

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) holds its summer concert on Aug. 18, it will be a bittersweet occasion for cellist David Low. The BBI artistic director has overseen the summer concerts for 12 years, and is now leaving to spend more time with his wife and children, and to pursue...