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Long celebrated as “a cellist with something to say” (Gramophone), Inbal Segev is now also making a name for herself as a composer. During the pandemic lockdowns of 2020, she lent her own voice to the 20 for 2020 project, which saw her commission 20 new chamber works for a four-volume recording and video series from Avie Records. Her contribution was the cello quartet Behold (2021); filmed and recorded for the project’s final installment, released in 2022, this work will have its premiere at Mexico’s Guadalajara International Chamber Music Festival in March 2024. Subsequent compositions include her Concerto for String Orchestra (2022); B Natural (2023), a cello octet that received its world premiere from Yale Cellos and conductor Paul Watkins at Yale University in May 2023; a string trio (2023), scheduled to premiere at the Fort Worth Chamber Music Society in March 2024; and a trio for clarinet, cello and piano (2024), set to have its first performance in West Michigan in May 2025. Segev is currently at work on the score for a documentary about Holocaust survivor Gidon Lev. Her composition mentors include such leading lights as Timo Andres and Anna Clyne.

  • Behold for Cello Quartet (2021)

    Premiere: March 2024 at the Guadalajara International Chamber Music Festival (Guadalajara, Mexico)
    Recording: 20 for 2020, Vol. IV (Avie Records)
    Instrumentation: 4 cellos

  • Concerto for String Orchestra (2022)

  • B Natural  for Cello Octet (2023) 

    Premiere: May 2023 by the Yale Cellos conducted by Paul Watkins at Yale University’s Sprague Hall (New Haven, CT)
    Instrumentation: 8 cellos

  • String Trio (2023) 

    Premiere: March 2024 by the Fort Worth Chamber Music Society (Fort Worth, TX)
    Instrumentation: violin, viola, cello

  • Trio for Cello, Clarinet and Piano (2024) 

    Premiere: May 2025 in West Michigan
    Instrumentation: cello, clarinet, piano

  • “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” (2024)

    For SSAA chorus
    Text by Emily Dickinson

    I’m nobody! Who are you?
    Are you nobody, too?
    Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell!
    They’d banish us, you know.

    How dreary to be somebody!
    How public, like a frog
    To tell your name the livelong day
    To an admiring bog!


  • Cello Concerto (work in progress)

    Instrumentation: solo cello, 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, tuba, timpani (2×32”), Percussion 1 – Vibraphone (with bow), cymbals; Percussion 2 – crotales (with bow), marimba (4 octaves)

  • Suite for Orchestra (work in progress)

  • Score for “Follow Me” (work in progress)

    Follow Me, a feature documentary directed by Yaniv Rokah (Queen Mimi) that tells the inspiring story of Holocaust survivor Gidon Lev. Learn more about Gidon and the project here.