by Mona Seghatoleslami
and Gil Shaham
Congratulations to violinist Gil Shaham
! He's just been awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize
. It’s a bit of an unsual award--it's not awarded every year and you can’t apply for it—a committee chooses the winner and surprised them with them award. David Roden recounts the story of the surprise
presentation over at WKSU’s classical blog.
Gil Shaham is amazing violinist who takes on a variety of music and plays it all beautifully. He's also the first person I interviewed for this blog. I was glad to hear from him on Weekend ATC, and I hope to catch a rebroadcast of the concert--which was taped for Live from Lincoln Center.
Revisit the Classically Speaking interview with Gil Shaham
Read/Listen to the story from Weekend All Things Considered (with Gil talking about music and playing in the studio)