Gil Shaham

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    Violinist Gil Shaham on the irresistible lure of 1930s violin concertos


    The Turbulent Thirties gave rise to an unprecedented explosion of concertos for the violin from some of the 20th century's greatest composers. American violinist Gil Shaham shares his thoughts on a choice selection from this most pivotal of decades

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    Gil Shaham

    Born to scientist parents, the American Jewish violinist Gil Shaham began violin lessons at the age of seven. He studied with Samuel Bernstein at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, then with Dorothy DeLay at the Aspen Music School in Colorado, then his career took off ...

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    Bach's Chaconne on film: Gil Shaham


    The violinist uses a Baroque bow to get to the core of the masterwork

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    Demonstrators disrupt Proms concert by Gil Shaham and Israel Philharmonic


    Pro-Palestinian demonstrators repeatedly interrupted last Thursday's BBC Proms concert by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. A live broadcast of the concert, in which Gil Shaham played the Bruch First Violin Concerto, was twice taken off air by the BBC because of 'sustained audience disturbance'. The protests were greeted by boos, shouts ...