Gil Shaham and Tchaikovsky

The New York Philharmonic

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Gil Shaham and Tchaikovsky


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



1 hour & 30 minutes with intermission

Date & Times


Oct, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Oct, 2018

Friday, 2:00 PM


Oct, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

The Philharmonic performs Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, which, the composer revealed, is “an echo of my most intimate spiritual life.” Grammy Award winner Gil Shaham, known for “the penetrating power of his interpretations” (The Baltimore Sun), solos in Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, with its dazzling fireworks, dizzying glides along strings, and ethereal ending.



In the Steppes of Central Asia



Violin Concerto No. 1



Symphony No. 4


Tugan Sokhiev


Tugan Sokhiev


Tugan Sokhiev Patrice Nin


Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev has been music director of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT) for more than ten years, is music director and conductor of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, and was music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO) through the 2015–16 season.

His 2018–19 season highlights include his New York Philharmonic debut and appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic for a project with the Bolshoi Choir as well as on tour in Germany. He also tours Germany with the Vienna Philharmonic and returns to the DSO, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Sokhiev has led the Vienna Philharmonic (at the Lucerne Festival and for Mozart Week), The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Orchestre National de France; Boston, Chicago, London, Swedish Radio, Finnish Radio, NHK, and Bournemouth symphony orchestras; Berlin, Rotterdam, Oslo, Munich, and Russia’s National philharmonic orchestras; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Turin’s RAI Orchestra, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, and Bavarian Staatsoper Orchestra; and the NHK Music Festival. He has toured Europe with the Philharmonia Orchestra, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and with the DSO, and has toured with the ONCT across Europe, Asia, the United Kingdom, and South America. He has conducted London’s Philharmonia Orchestra every season since 2003, and has toured with that orchestra in Europe.

On the operatic stage, he has conducted new productions for the Bolshoi Theatre, including Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District and Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust. He has led productions at the Mariinsky Theatre, Welsh National Opera, The Metropolitan Opera (with the Mariinsky), Houston Grand Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, and in Madrid. He was named Musical Discovery of the Year by the Syndicat de la Critique in France in 2005.

Tugan Sokhiev’s discography includes recordings for Naïve Classique with the OCNT, including Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and The Firebird. He has also recorded Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible, Fifth Symphony, and Scythian Suite with the DSO (Sony Classical).

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Gil Shaham


Gil Shaham


Gil Shaham by Luke Ratray


Gil Shaham is sought-after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and he regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals.

Highlights of recent years include a recording and performances of J.S. Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and recitals with pianist Akira Eguchi, his longtime duo partner. Mr. Shaham regularly appears with the New York, Berlin, Israel, and Los Angeles philharmonic orchestras; Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco symphony orchestras; and Orchestre de Paris; as well as in multiyear residencies with the Montreal, Stuttgart Radio, and Singapore symphony orchestras. 

Mr. Shaham has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, has earned multiple Grammy Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque, and Diapason d’Or, and has been named Gramophone Editor’s Choice. His most recent recording in the series 1930s Violin Concertos Vol. 2 was nominated for a Grammy.

Gil Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. In 2012 he was named Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. He plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius, and lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Adele Anthony, and their three children.

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