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Canti – Maya Fridman

solo, cello, voice, synagogue

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Our musician-in-residence, cellist Maya Fridman, worked last season on various projects under the auspices of Gaudeamus. Composer Maxim Shalygin wrote the seven-part work Canti d’inizio e fine for her. Technically demanding and thematically profound, with references to the Holocaust and the cycle of life and death.

Last April, Fridman already played the first five parts in KuuB. In the fantastic acoustics of the MerkAz synagogue, Fridman now officially premieres all seven parts of the piece. In this emotional and intense work she not only gets the very best out of her cello, but also sings with great gusto.

Photo: Brendon Heinst

Maya Fridman - cello, voice

Maxim Shalygin - Canti d'inizio e fine - for a solo performer who can feel, play, sing, scream, moan, swear, breathe, squeal, whisper, bleat, hiss, dream...