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Ian Maksin is coming out with a new album of his original music for solo cello inspired by jazz, world music and rock-n-roll. The album also includes several works Maksin has commissioned from award-winning composers Paul Yeon Lee Ilya Levinson, Seth Boustead as well as Ian Maksin's own rendition of Sting's all-time classic Fields of Gold. Download album on iTunes
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CITY WINERY CHICAGO, June 2, 2015, 7pm doors open 5pm

After their sold out appearance earlier this year, cellist Ian Maksin and guitarist Goran Ivanovic are back at City Winery Chicago for a new round of their unique collaboration. Two of Chicago’s hottest solo instrumental artists are joining their talents once again to create a one-of-a-kind fusion of styles and sonorities: Ivanovic’s electrifying mix of Balkan, Arabic and Flamenco with Maksin’s soulful blend of classical, jazz and world music. The eclectic program will range from solo numbers of Ivanovic’s and Maksin’s original compositions as well as Maksin’s ground-breaking and funky solo cello arrangements of Top 40, rock and blues tunes, to full-band renditions of folk songs from different corners of the world, funky arrangements of popular classical pieces as well as their own original compositions. And by popular demand, there will be more Astor Piazzolla! Maksin and Ivanovic will be backed by two of Chicago’s most sought-after musicians, percussionist Peter Tashjian and bassist Matt Ulery.    GET TICKETS 

​​CHICAGO,  March 30, 2015 

New music video: Ian Maksin's collaboration with the lead dancer of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago Lucas Segovia and young Chicago director Darren Bui.  In this video we tried to create a new concept where the choreography of the bow and fingers on the cello has continuation through the movements of the dancer.   The "white" (dancer) represents the wondering soul of the "tormented artist" ("dark" cellist).


December 7, 2014, 19h00 

Ian Maksin performs live in Paris at Temple Passy, 19, rue Cortambert