Breaking boundaries both musical and geographical, cellist, composer and multi-lingual vocalist Ian Maksin has created and developed his own unique style by blending elements of different styles in a new way using his cello as the main unifying force. Equally brilliant in every genre in its pure form, from classical to jazz and blues, and from Latin to Balkan and Middle Eastern music, he can be seen performing a cello concert with a symphony orchestra one night and playing in a jazz club the following. His passionate interpretations and soulful sound have generated a contagious universal and ever-growing appeal to diverse audiences across the world. Ian gives nearly 200 performances annually on all continents delivering the magical sounds to hundreds of thousands concert and digital listeners globally.
During the 2019 international tour season, Ian Maksin, backed up by Zaria Band (currently consisting of musicians from over 20 countries at different times) will share with the audience some of the latest additions to his already incredibly vast repertoire: songs in Arabic, Farsi and Georgian, as well as brand new original instrumental compositions inspired by his recent travels to countries in the Caucasus region as well as Eastern Siberia infused with elements of Georgian and Armenian folk music, as well as chants of shamans of Tuva and Mongolia. In 2019 he will also dedicate more space in his repertoire to classical compositions from J.S. Bach to contemporary music by living composers.