Ian Maksin, Cello Ian Maksin, Cello

Sun April 15th, 2018


Main Space

Minimum Age: All Ages

Doors Open: 6:00PM

Show Time: 7:00PM

Event Ticket: $15 / $20

Day of Show: $20 / $25

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Table Seating: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing Room: $15 advance, $20 day of show


Incredible journey around the globe with cello in hand.

Just having completed a 50-city European tour, cellist, composer and multilingual vocalist Ian Maksin will be performing a coast-to-coast three-city run: LA, Chicago, NYC. The NYC performance at the legendary club LPR (le poisson rouge) will be 235th concert on four continents since release of his album Zaria in April of 2017, and 78th in 2018 so far. Zaria is not just an album. It’s a journey. It’s a way of life. A way of bringing people together through music. Since the album release one year ago, Maksin has nearly tripled his repertoire of original and folk music from different corners of the world: from East Siberian shamanic chants to Kurdish folk songs. From rugged rhythms of the Balkan Mountains to Afro-Cuban clave. Love songs in 15 languages so far and learning more. Everything melts into a unique fusion through Ian Maksin’s magical cello.

Ticketing Policy


Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.

A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.

All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.

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Breaking boundaries both musically and geographicallly, cellist, composer and multilingual vocalist Ian Maksin has created and developed his own unique genre by blending elements of different styles in a new way using his cello as the main unifying force. He sings in nearly 20 languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Yiddish, Ladino (language of the Sephardic Jews of Spain), Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian, Arabic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Belarusian, and Macedonian. Ian is equally brilliant in every genre in its pure form, from classical to jazz and blues, and Latin to Balkan and Middle Eastern music. His passionate interpretations and soulful sound have generated a contagious universal and ever-growing appeal to diverse audiences across the world.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia into a multicultural family, Ian Maksin began playing cello at age six at the Special School for Gifted Children at the Leningrad Conservatory. He later continued his education at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he moved at age seventeen on his own. After many years working with several prestigious symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles in the classical realm, Ian chose a new musical path, exploring his own personal artistic voice by fusing styles from music of all sorts of genres that he listened to as a kid. Ian acquired blues and rock guitar skills along with learning the cello, which allowed him to expand the capabilities of cello in a completely new and unique direction.

According to Ian himself, “at some point I realized that music was much more than just a compilation of sounds for mere entertainment of both musician and listener, but something much bigger – a force capable of healing, inspiration, unity and reconciliation among people on a global scale. I believe cello can save the world.”

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