Multiple nominations for Louis Lortie’s latest releases
Louis Lortie’s recordings of Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 4, with the BBC Philharmonic, and Vaughan Williams’ Piano Concerto, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, have been nominated for ‘Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble’ at the JUNO Awards. The Vaughan Williams has also been nominated for ‘Best Classical Compendium’ at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Both releases are the latest additions to Louis Lortie’s extensive discography with Chandos. (January 2019)
Ildikó Szabó – Mendelssohn Competition success
Ildikó Szabó has been awarded the special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition 2019. She premiered composer Christian Jost’s “silently II”, a solo work for cello commissioned for the competition. (January 2019)
Llŷr Williams – debut with Malaysian Philharmonic
Llŷr Williams made his successful debut with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, under their new resident conductor Gerard Salonga on 13 January, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.2 at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in Kuala Lumpur. (January 2019)
Liza Ferschtman’s recording named as album of 2018
Liza Ferschtman’s recording of Korngold’s Violin Concerto and Bernstein’s Serenade has been selected by Marcus Stäbler on “Welt der Musik” as one of the 16 albums of 2018 he particularly remembered. The album also received 5* from Fono Forum.
Roman Rabinovich – Haydn CD Release
Following successful recital cycles at the Bath and Lammermuir Festivals, and in Tel Aviv, Roman Rabinovich’s double CD ‘Haydn Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1’ has been released on First Hand Records. The highly-anticipated recording is the first in a series of the complete piano sonatas. Watch Roman discuss the project here.
Joseph Swensen conducts McLeod premiere
Joseph Swensen conducted the world premiere of John McLeod’s viola concerto Nordic Fire with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and soloist Jane Atkins. The performance received great acclaim, with critics calling it ‘remarkable’ (The Scotsman) .
Llŷr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut
On 3 October, Llŷr Williams made his ‘impressive [and] compelling’ (Seen and Heard) debut at the International Piano Series. The Series hosts “the most prestigious pianists on the concert platform, combining the talents of the grand masters alongside the best of a current generation of rising stars.” (Southbank Centre)
Our Artists' Upcoming Concerts - February 2019
|1 Feb||Mitsuko Uchida||Utrecht, Netherlands||2 Feb||Christian Baldini||Davis, CA||2 Feb||Dimitris Botinis||Khabarovsk, Russia||3 Feb||Mitsuko Uchida||Dortmund, Germany||4 Feb||Mitsuko Uchida||Eindhoven, Netherlands||6 Feb||Mitsuko Uchida||London, UK||7 Feb||Louis Lortie||Katowice, Poland||8 Feb||Dimitris Botinis||Thessaloniki, Greece||8 Feb||Llŷr Williams||London, UK||10 Feb||Roman Rabinovich||Fresno, CA||11 Feb||Liza Ferschtman||Alicante, Spain||13 Feb||Liza Ferschtman||Seville, Spain||13 Feb||Itamar Zorman||Jerusalem, Israel||14 Feb||Liza Ferschtman||Madrid, Spain||15 Feb||Dimitris Botinis||Kislovodsk, Russia||15 Feb||Joseph Swensen||Glasgow, UK||16 Feb||Dimitris Botinis||Kislovodsk, Russia||16 Feb||Christian Baldini||Sacramento, CA||16 Feb||Roman Rabinovich||Des Moines, IA||17 Feb||Christian Baldini||Sacramento, CA||17 Feb||Roman Rabinovich||Des Moines, IA||18 Feb||Mitsuko Uchida||Cologne, Germany||20 Feb||Llŷr Williams||Montréal, Canada||20 Feb||Mitsuko Uchida||Frankfurt, Germany||21 Feb||Liza Ferschtman & Roman Rabinovich||Ede, Netherlands||22 Feb||Liza Ferschtman & Roman Rabinovich||Bonn, Germany||22 Feb||Itamar Zorman||Winter Park, FL||23 Feb||Joseph Swensen||Wrocław, Poland||23 Feb||Itamar Zorman||Winter Park, FL||23 Feb||Philippe Bach||Eisenach, Germany||24 Feb||Liza Ferschtman & Roman Rabinovich||Baden-Baden, Germany||24 Feb||Dimitris Botinis||Moscow, Russia||24 Feb||Itamar Zorman||Winter Park, FL||25 Feb||Mitsuko Uchida||Hamburg, Germany||27 Feb||Mitsuko Uchida||Leer, Germany||28 Feb||Dimitris Botinis||Moscow, Russia||28 Feb||Louis Lortie||Milan, Italy|