Inbal Segev’s playing is described as “delivered with impressive fluency and style,” by The Strad. Equally committed to new repertoire and known masterworks, Segev brings interpretations that are unreservedly natural and insightful to the music she performs.
Segev made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic at 17, led by Zubin Mehta, and has soloed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Castleton Festival Orchestra with Lorin Maazel, Bogotá Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Polish National Radio Symphony, Bangkok Symphony, and more.
She has commissioned Avner Dorman, Timo Andres, Gity Razaz, Dan Visconti, Anna Clyne, and Fernando Otero and has worked with other great composers including Christopher Rouse and Augusta Read Thomas. She is the first cellist to perform Rouse’s Concerto since Yo-Yo Ma’s premiere in 1994. Segev is a founding member of the Amerigo Trio with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus.
Segev’s discography includes Bach’s Cello Suites, works by Lucas Richman with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Sonatas by Beethoven and Boccherini, Max Schubel’s Concerto, and serenades by Dohnányi.
Inbal Segev reaches thousands of people across continents through her influential YouTube video masterclass series, teaching core repertoire, cello technique, and new works. Her many honors include top prizes at the Pablo Casals, Paulo, and Washington International Competitions. She began playing cello in Israel at five and at 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to continue her studies in the US. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University.
Nov 22, 2019
Cincinnati Symphony, Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH, US
Timo Andres: "Upstate Obscura" Cello Concerto