In the gallery, Johnny Gandelsman performs Bach’s complete cello suites on violin. December 2019.

Thursday, March 26th at 6 PM via Facebook Live

Grammy award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman will perform Bach’s cello suite No. 4, live from his home to yours.

Tune in at at 6PM!

BMCM+AC is compiling independent performances and art events that you can enjoy from home. This event is hosted and organized by Johnny Gandelsman.


Johnny Gandelsman is one of the first to record or perform Bach’s complete cello suites on violin. He performed the complete suites at BMCM+AC in December 2019.

This is Gandelsman’s second initiative towards adapting Bach’s compositions to violin, following his recordings of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas in 2018. Having worked with incredible masters of various world music traditions, like Bela Fleck, Martin Hayes and Kayhan Kalhor, Gandelsman’s playing of the Suites is equally inspired by folk and fiddling traditions, as it is by historically informed performance.

In these compositions, Bach captured every human emotion imaginable, making the compositions truly universal. These works are known and beloved all over the world, thanks to legendary recordings and performances by giants like Pablo Casals, Anner Bylsma and Yo-Yo Ma.