Performer (cello) • Conductor

Cellist Matt Haimovitz has established himself as one of classical music’s most adventurous artists, equally at ease playing the masterworks for his instrument in solo, chamber and concerto performances in leading concert halls, as he is bringing classical music to new listeners in surprising new venues. With his innovative Bach “Listening-Room” Tour, he has taken Bach’s beloved cello suites out of the concert hall and performing them in intimate clubs and coffee-houses across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., to great acclaim. These listening-room tours have been profiled on television and radio broadcasts as well as in newspaper articles. Haimovitz was the first classical artist to play at New York’s infamous CBGB club, in a performance that was filmed by ABC.

Since his 1984 debut with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Haimovitz has performed with such conductors as James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Seiji Ozawa, Giuseppe Sinopoli, and Leonard Slatkin. He has performed with many of the world’s great orchestras, including those of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Montréal, New York, Philadelphia, Berlin and many others. Alongside his performing and recording activities, Matt Haimovitz is committed to teaching. He was appointed Professor of Cello at McGill University in September 2004.