Cellist Inbal Megiddo brings years of experience to her performances, the influence of master teachers, and acclaim from influential musicians. She began her cello studies at the age of two, gave her first performances a year later, and went on to hold graduate and undergraduate degrees from Yale University. Since the age of six she has been a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship under the patronage of Isaac Stern, and was selected by the Stradivari Society as a rising star receiving use of a Stradivarius cello on loan.
Maestro Zubin Mehta describes her as “extremely talented, very musical”, and at her New York debut at the Lincoln Center her playing was praised by the press as having ‘magical expression’, ‘technical expertise’, ‘warm and lustrous’, and a performance that was ‘sincerity personified!’.
Inbal is a resource panelist for Singapore School of the Arts, a fellow of Calhoun College at Yale University, and Head of Cello Studies at the New Zealand School of Music. She and fellow Heads of Department and NZSM, Martin Riseley and Jian Liu, perform together in Te Koki Trio. Their Rattle release, Debussy, was a Classical Artist of the Year finalist at the 2017 NZ Music Awards. Inbal’s first release on Rattle was Invenium Viam, an improvisational project she recorded in 2011 with Jorge Sosa and Dave Lisik.