Cellist MATT HAIMOVITZ is one of the world's most admired and influential musical artists, acclaimed not only for his mastery of the traditional repertoire, but for his unstinting and wide-ranging advocacy of contemporary music, and his pioneering approach to concerts and performances. He has performed on the world's greatest stages with the world's greatest musicians, including Daniel Barenboim, and Charles Dutoit, Leon Fleisher, James Levine, Leonard Slatkin, Rudolph Serkin, Michael Tree, Yo-Yo Ma, Shlomo Mintz, Leonard Rose, Isaac Stern, Zubin Mehta, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zukerman. Among his many honors are the Avery Fisher Career Grant (1986), the Grand Prix de Disque (1991), the Diapason d'Or (1991), the Premio Internazionale "Accademia Musicale Chigiana" (1999), and ASCAP's Concert Music Award (2006). With his wife, composer Luna Pearl Woolf, Mr. Haimovitz founded Oxingale Records to propagate their innovative ideas. He serves on the faculty of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal, where he resides.