Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time: his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy Award-winner, also named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year, is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals. Recent highlights include the acclaimed recording and performances of J.S. Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin. In the coming seasons, in addition to championing these solo works, he will join Akira Eguchi, his longtime duo-partner pianist, in recitals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Shaham’s orchestral appearances regularly include the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, and San Francisco Symphony, as well as multiyear residencies with the orchestras of Montreal, Stuttgart, and Singapore. He has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, and has earned multiple Grammy Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. Many of these recordings appear on Canary Classics, the label he founded in 2004. His CDs include 1930s Violin Concertos, Virtuoso Violin Works, Elgar’s Violin Concerto, Hebrew Melodies, and The Butterfly Lovers. His most recent recording in the series, 1930s Violin Concertos Vol. 2, which includes concerts by Prokofiev and Bartók, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Gil Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, received the coveted Avery Fisher Prize in 2008, and Musical America’s 2012 Instrumentalist of the Year. He plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius.