Press

    • Jan 31st, 2014
    • Yediot America
    • Article by Tali Liberman
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    • Sep 13th, 2013
    • Mouse Magazine
    • Article about my new solo album & collaborating with Regina Spektor by Adi Harari.
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    • Jul 21st, 2013
    • Yosmusic.com
    • Album Review by Yossi Hersonski - יועד ניר | ביקורת אלבום
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    • May 31st, 2013
    • RadioNational | The Inside Sleeve
    • Cellist Yoed Nir, The Sounds Of The South and Kraftwerk (live)
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    • May 3rd, 2013
    • Israeli Music Magazine - יועד ניר | ביקורת אלבום
    • Album Review by Guy Tene from Fishtank
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    • Apr 25th, 2013
    • Radio Station, 106FM
    • Interview for "Kol Hacampus"
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    • Mar 15th, 2013
    • Yedioth Ahronoth - יועד ניר | ביקורת אלבום
    • Album review
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    • Feb 25th, 2013
    • The Arts Journal
    • I was asked by Norman Lebrecht of the Arts Journal to write an article about my collaboration with the legendary Judy Collins.
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    • Aug 22nd, 2012
    • israel21c
    • "Cello is israeli musician's ticket to success" By Abigail Klein Leichman.
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    • Oct 17th, 2011
    • SVC Concert Series to Present Cellist Yoed Nir
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    • Sep 4th, 2011
    • NYTimes, Standard Fare Upended, to Reinvent and Explore-Review by Steve Smith:
    • "Yoed Nir, playing unaccompanied on an acoustic cello, opened with “Esperanza,” an original composition that flowed from a Debussian motif through passages that seemed to connect Led Zeppelin with English pastoralism (not such a stretch) and onward to regal arpeggios and peasant-dance vivacity. He took up a solid-body electric instrument for “Twilight Zone,” a dreamy sequence of digital loops, echoing gestures and melodic lines reminiscent of a theremin’s spooky wail.
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    • Feb 16th, 2011
    • NYTimes, Judy Collins at Café Carlyle-Review by Stephen Holden:
    • "For the concert, the opening night of her fifth season at the Carlyle, Ms. Collins added a new element, a cellist, Yoed Nir, who joined her regular musical director, Russell Walden."
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    • Feb 15th, 2011
    • Cabaret Scenes(The Magazine of The Cabaret Foundation LTD) An Evening with Judy Collins, Café Carlyle New York, NY-Review by Joel Benjamin:
    • "Ms. Collins had extremely fine support from her Musical Director/pianist Russell Walden and Yoed Nir on the cello, whose remarkable spectrum of colors and timbres embellished her performance."
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    • Jul 13th, 2010
    • Art Performance reviews: Reporting From the UN Headquarters in New York. (Posted on Sustainabilitank.info) BARGE MUSIC-The Jazz and More Monday Series by Pincas Jawetz:
    • "The two main musicians, Jerusalem-Israeli Yoed Nir and Moscow-Russian Ilya Kazantsev, proved themselves in the Brahms and the Rachmaninoff pieces as extremely talented young musicians of high international promise. We look forward to watch their carers unfold as such. 
Nevertheless, there is more to it, and this is why the concert was part of the new series of “Jazz and More,” rather then billed as a concert of pure classic music. Yoed Nir also likes to use his August Diehl (Hamburg 1902) cello he got on loan from The America-Israel Cultural Foundation that was created by Vera and Isaac Stern, also as an accustic cello connected to an electronic system... We heard first his solo creation – “World of Cello” that was “an improvisation for Electric Cello solo, loop station and guitar effects,” and later, when he brought on also Ziv Shalev. an Israeli guitarist living in Queens, New York, a terrific rendition of Jobim’s “How Insensitive” that got long applause from the bargefull of very a mixed audience. Now, with this they can tour Brazil and be greeted as great Jobim innovators – quite a mouthful indeed.
Not to be left behind, Ilya Kazantsev cooperated with Yoed Nir on Piazzoll’s Libertango, and this piece could be taken also to Buenos Aires and create a stir there too.
In short – it was a great evening in BARGEMUSIC topped only by the great weather of last night."
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    • Jul 13th, 2010
    • Embassy News; Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C, Winter Concert Series- World of Cello, Jerusalem Hall:
    • "The Embassy of Israel was pleased to invite Israeli musicians Yoed Nir (cello/electric cello) and Einav Yarden (piano) to perform in Jerusalem Hall on February 18 for the Winter Concert Celebration. 
The duo played pieces by Schumann and Brahms, and Mr. Nir also delighted concertgoers with a Bach cello solo. The highlight of the evening was Mr. Nir's impressive improvisation for electric cello. By using a looper with prerecorded sounds, he was able to create a multi layered and completely original piece of music, combining Middle Eastern and Jewish sounds and fusing the new and old world styles.
The Embassy is pleased to continue its long tradition of diverse music performances by outstanding Israeli musicians."..
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    • Dec 18th, 2009
    • CRAWDADDY MAGAZINE, Julian Plenti at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Written by Zeena Choudhry:
    • "Appearing as Julian Plenti, Banks was backed by a full band—a guitarist, bassist, drummer, and most notably, renowned Israeli cellist Yoed Nir."
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    • Dec 7th, 2009
    • QRO MAGAZINE, Julian Plenti: Live in London Written by Jayne Yong:
    • "The live arrangements for the show were again outstanding. Talking to the cellist post-show, he described how he tried to capture a classical element whilst performing by sculpting the arrangements to the music, including the use of additional effect pedals to the classical instrument. It is clear to say that the show would be incomplete without the addition of a cellist."
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    • Nov 17th, 2009
    • BACK BEAT SEATTLE, Show Review: Julian Plenti at Chop Suey Written by dagmar sieglinde:
    • "It was an exquisite performance and I need to point out cellist Yoed Nir’s work as adding even more depth to the warm pull of Julian Plenti’s music."
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Press Quotes

    • Jul 21st, 2007
    • MAARIV-NRG
    • “…Yoed Nir’s String Quartet who apparently plays on every record released by the Israeli music industry…”
    • Mar 28th, 2007
    • HA'ARETZ newspaper
    • “The band ‘Oi Va Voi’. The band introducing some local musicians including…great cellist Yoed Nir…”
    • Feb 15th, 2007
    • MAARIV-NRG
    • “…The whole evening was about Yoed Nir’s string quartet that works with Geffen lately and does a wonderful job…”
    • Feb 1st, 2007
    • MAARIV-NRG
    • “…in the background one can hear the strings, played by Yoed Nir’s string quartet, adding a gentle Arabic touch and mixing well with the somewhat rough voice of the singer…”
    • Nov 1st, 2006
    • HA’ARETZ newspaper, “Playing the cello: Yoed Nir” Written by Netta Ahituv:
    • “You can not cover an article about classical musician playing popular music without mentioning cellist Yoed Nir. This was said by a well known Israeli musician in the Israeli scene of popular music, and this is how I discovered Yoed Nir, 25, a cellist with an outstanding resume…”
    • Nov 1st, 2006
    • Blind Janitor - Music reviews by people who care
    • “…when taking Salomon’s piano playing together with the strings and winds of Yoed Nir’s orchestra, and putting it in too large quantity, sometime on the expanse of the electrical guitars, you get an over sweet mixture of sound…”
    • Jul 27th, 2005
    • HA'ARETZ newspaper
    • “In music There is also Beauty” “…the great performance by the Schumann Piano Quartet, a very tasteful rendition of the violinist Zohar Lerner and the sensitivity of the pianist Adi Bar and cellist Yoed Nir…In music there is beauty inside…”
    • Jun 1st, 2005
    • 24MUSIC website
    • “…Daniel Salomon invites cellist Yoed Nir to the stage…The addition of the cello gives a lively spirit to the whole concert and gives it a classical aroma…”