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Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy® winner and Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year” is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and he regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals. Shaham frequently collaborates with Japanese pianist Akira Eguchi.  

Since making his highly acclaimed New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1992, Akira Eguchi has performed in the foremost music centers of the United States, Europe, and Asia. His appearances in the United States include Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The Kennedy Center, among others. He has also performed at Musikverein in Vienna, Barbican Centre in London, Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, Herkulessaal in Munich, Tonhalle in Zurich, and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Distinguished for his performances for heads of State, Eguchi has played for former President Bill Clinton and for the emperor and empress of Japan.  

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Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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