Inbal Segev

Cello

Inbal Segev Photo credit: Dario Acosta

Known for “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 and as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony, collaborating with Marin Alsop, Cristian Macelaru, Stéphane Denève, Zubin Mehta, and Lorin Maazel. She has commissioned and premiered concertos by Anna Clyne, Timo Andres, Avner Dorman, and Dan Visconti. Her recording of movement one of Clyne's Dance, “When You Are Broken Open”, was included in NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2020 (all categories), garnering over 5 million Spotify listens. At the start of the pandemic, she launched “20 for 2020”, a commissioning, recording, and filming project. The roster of 20 cutting-edge composers includes Vijay Iyer, Viet Cuong, and John Luther Adams. She co-founded the Amerigo Trio with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus. Recent discography includes acclaimed recordings of the Elgar Cello Concerto, Romantic cello works with pianist Juho Pohjonen, and Bach’s Cello Suites. Her YouTube channel features her master class series, Musings with Inbal Segev, which has thousands of subscribers around the world and nearly two million views. A native of Israel, 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.