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Cellist Inbal Segev's playing has been described as "characterized by a strong and warm tone . . . delivered with impressive fluency and style" and with "luscious phrasing" by The Strad. Equally committed to new repertoire and masterworks, Segev brings interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of music she performs.

Inbal Segev has performed as soloist with acclaimed orchestras internationally and made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, led by Zubin Mehta, at age 17. She has commissioned new works by Avner Dorman, Timo Andres, Gity Razaz, Dan Visconti, and more. In 2018, Segev was the first cellist to perform Christopher Rouse's Violoncello Concerto since Yo-Yo Ma premiered it in the 1990s. She is also a founding member of the Amerigo Trio with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus and has co-curated the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival with Marin Alsop since its inception in 2017.

Segev's discography includes Romantic cello works with pianist Juho Pohjonen (AVIE); Bach's Cello Suites (Vox), works by Lucas Richman with the Pittsburgh Symphony (Albany), Sonatas by Beethoven and Boccherini (Opus One), Nigun (Vox). With the Amerigo Trio she has recorded serenades by Dohnányi (Navona).

Inbal Segev's YouTube channel, featuring music videos and her popular masterclass series Musings with Inbal Segev, has thousands of subscribers across continents and close to one million views. Her many honors include top prizes at the Pablo Casals, Paulo, and Washington International Competitions.

She began playing the cello in Israel at age five and at 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to come to the U.S. to continue her studies. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University. Inbal Segev lives in New York with her husband and three children. Her cello was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1673.

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