Cellist Inbal Segev’s playing has been described as “characterized by a strong and warm tone…delivered with impressive fluency and style” and with “luscious phrasing.” She has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony, and has collaborated with Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, and Marin Alsop.
Highlights for 2019-2020 include solo debuts with the Cincinnati and Chautauqua symphony orchestras, her recital debut with the Piatigorsky Festival, and performances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Amerigo Trio, which Segev co-founded with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus. Segev has commissioned works by Anna Clyne, Avner Dorman, Timo Andres, Gity Razaz, and Dan Visconti, and has co-curated the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival with Marin Alsop since its inception. In 2018, she collaborated with David Alan Miller and Albany Symphony to perform Christopher Rouse’s violoncello concerto for the first time since Yo-Yo Ma premiered it in the 1990s.
Segev’s recent discography includes acclaimed recordings of romantic cello works with pianist Juho Pohjonen (Avie) and Bach’s Cello Suites (Vox). Her YouTube channel has nearly 1,000,000 views, and features her popular masterclass series Musings with Inbal Segev. Honors include prizes at the Pablo Casals and Paulo International competitions. Segev began playing the cello in Israel and at age 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to continue her studies in the U.S. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University. Her cello was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1673.
Segev makes her Cabrillo Festival debut on Saturday, August 3, when she performs the West Coast premieres of Anna Clyne’s DANCE for cello and orchestra and Jake Heggie’s The Work at Hand.