Inbal Segev


Inbal Segev Photo credit: Dario Acosta

Known for her “complete dedication and high intelligence” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev combines “rich tone, secure presence, and complete technical mastery” (Jerusalem Post). She has appeared as a soloist with such leading international orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, and Pittsburgh Symphony, collaborating with prominent conductors including Marin Alsop, Lorin Maazel, and Zubin Mehta. Committed to reinvigorating the cello repertoire, she has commissioned new works from Timo Andres, Anna Clyne, Avner Dorman, Gity Razaz, and Dan Visconti, and in 2018 became the first to perform Christopher Rouse’s Violoncello Concerto since its premiere by Yo-Yo Ma in 1994. A co-curator of chamber music at the Baltimore Symphony’s New Music Festival, she co-founded the Amerigo Trio with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus. Her recent discography includes critically acclaimed albums of Bach’s Cello Suites for Vox, and of Romantic cello works, recorded with pianist Juho Pohjonen, for Avie. Her YouTube channel features her popular master class series, Musings with Inbal Segev, which has thousands of subscribers around the world and more than a million views to date. Her many honors include prizes at the Pablo Casals, Paulo, and Washington International Competitions. A native of Israel, at 16 she was invited by Isaac Stern to continue her cello studies in the US, where she earned degrees from Yale University and the Juilliard School. Her cello was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1673.