Acclaimed Chicago artists Ian Maksin and his trio will present an exclusive all-new program at city's hottest milonga spot.
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. He gives over one hundred live performances annually in North and South America, Europe and Asia as a soloist as well as part of different collaborations. His recently released album of original music for solo cello titled “Soul Companion” has received great acclaim from critics and audiences around the globe alike.
In his current hometown Chicago, Maksin often performs at city’s premier venues: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, Ravinia Festival outreach program, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chopin Theatre. He can be heard live on WFMT, WTTW, WBEZ, and his performances have consistently been featured as “Critic’s Pick” in the Chicago Tribune as well as the Time Out Magazine. In 2012 he was named “Citizen Musician” by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for his contribution to city’s vibrant musical life and community engagement.
Apart from being highly regarded as a classical artist, Maksin collaborates with other artists in a variety of musical genres: jazz, blues, flamenco, rock, R&B and world music, blending many styles together using cello as the common denominator. He can often be heard and seen in collaborative projects with many other leading Chicago artists such as Goran Ivanovic, Grazyna Auguscik, Paulino Garcia, Howard Levy and Corky Siegel as well as members of Steppenwolf Theater Company, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet. As a guest artist, he has performed and recorded with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan and Barry Gibb. He has also opened performances for Sting and his guitarist Dominic Miller.
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