Tuesday, March 4
10 – 11 a.m.
Russian-born, Chicago-based cellist and composer Ian Maksin is quickly gaining international recognition for his beautiful tone and distinct style as well as his uniquely charismatic way with the audience. He performs more than 100 concerts annually in the United States and Europe, and his performances have been broadcast on NPR and PBS, as well as on national radio and TV in many European countries. In Chicago, Maksin has been a frequent guest on WFMT, WBEZ, and Chicago Tonight. Several of his performances made the Critic’s Pick of Time Out magazine. In 2012, he was named “Citizen Musician” by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for his contributions to the city’s musical life and community engagement. Outside his career as a classical musician, he has collaborated with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Gloria Estefan, and many others.