"One of today's preeminent violinists."

The New York Times

Gil Shaham, violin
Akira Eguchi, piano

His lustrous tone matched by masterful phrasing and supremely elegant technique, Gil Shaham is among the world's preeminent violinists. He dazzled audiences at his last Berkeley visit in the 2015–16 season, when he performed Bach's complete solo violin works accompanied by mesmerizing slow-motion video projections: "Joyousness, above all, characterized Shaham's performance...his sound was sustained and powerful...a Bach experience like no other" (San Francisco Classical Voice). Shaham is joined here by longtime collaborator, pianist Akira Eguchi.

Praeludium and Allegro (In the Style of Pugnani)
Sonata No. 2, The Singing Turk
Sonata No. 3, Nigunim
Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006
Sonata in A Major
Run time: approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, with intermission

Donor Benefits

Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Mon, Apr 29, 8pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1500+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall during the above performance(s). Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

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Mt. Beautiful wines generously donated by Leigh Teece in appreciation of Cal Performances' education outreach.

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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]