Ian Maksin

ALL presents acclaimed Chicago-based cellist Ian Maksin with guitarist Matt Berger on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm). Tickets $15 advance at http://ianmaksin.bpt.me or $18 at the door. Online sales end 1 hour before the show.

Having performed with such artists as Sting and Andrea Bocelli, Russian-born cellist and composer Ian Maksin has received worldwide recognition for his unique style blending many genres from classical to world music and jazz. Joined by one of Chicago's leading guitarists, Matt Berger, Maksin will perform an eclectic program consisting of jazz and Latin classics by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, and Tom Jobim, original music by Ian Maksin from his latest album Zaria infused by flavors of tango, flamenco and Balkan music, as well as his own arrangements of traditional music from different corners of the world and funky rock and blues covers with the cello taking the lead. 

Ian Maksin, Photo by Cuantica Pictures

Russian-born Chicago-based cellist and composer Ian Maksin has gained international recognition for his beautiful tone, his own unique innovative style of playing the instrument and for taking the cello well outside its conventional role. As a soloist, he gives more than two hundred public performances annually in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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 Michael Tilson Thomas. During that time he had an opportunity to receive personal mentorship from such artists as Lynn Harrell, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Bernard Greenhouse, and many others.

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