Matt Haimovitz was recognized as a child prodigy and by thirteen was studying at Juilliard with Leonard Rose, who described him as “probably the greatest talent I have ever taught.” And though he was considered to be one of the emerging classical music stars of the 21st century, there was an indelible problem he could not ignore: There were no young faces in his audiences. Forsaking the comfort of traditional concert halls, Haimovitz pioneered an unorthodox path. He took his cello to bars, clubs, restaurants, road houses — wherever he could. Watch the accompanying video with his latest performance at the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in NYC
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