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Ian Maksin: Music For Your Soul
Sun, May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
We invite you to spend an afternoon with an incredible cellist, Ian Maksin.
Ian Maksin has gained international acclaim for his beautiful tone and distinct style as well as his uniquely charismatic way with the audience. Apart from being recognized as one of the leading classical musicians, Maksin plays jazz, blues, flamenco, rock, R&B, world music, and has taken the cello well outside its conventional scope. He has collaborated with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg and Gloria Estefan. Ian Maksin has also opened for such artists as Sting and his guitarist Dominic Miller.
Born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Maksin began playing the cello at age six at the Special School for Gifted Children of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. At age seventeen he came to the United States to attend the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and later became the principal cellist of the New World Symphony, America’s one-of-a-kind training orchestra under direction of maestro Michael Tilson Thomas. During that time he had an opportunity to receive personal mentorship from such artists as Lynn Harrell, Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, and many others.
Ian describes his main goal as an artist is “to close the gap between generations and societies through art, and make the beauty of cello music accessible to everyone”. Ian Maksin is currently on the artist roster of the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation and plays on a 1780 Giacomo Fiorillo cello on a private loan.