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New Signing – Jonathan Swensen
We are delighted to announce that cellist Jonathan Swensen has joined our roster for General Management. A rising young star of the cello, Jonathan is a laureate of Young Concert Artists 2018, and winner of both the 2019 Windsor International String Competition and the 2018 Khachaturian International Cello Competition. We look forward to working with Jonathan as his career blossoms. (May 2019)

Juno Award for Louis Lortie’s Vaughan Williams
Louis Lortie’s recording of the Vaughan Williams’ Piano Concerto, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Peter Oundjian, received the 2019 Juno Award for ‘Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble’. The CD is available now from Chandos. (March 2019)

Roman Rabinovich’s Haydn is Sunday Times Album of the Week
Roman Rabinovich’s latest recording, Haydn Sonatas Vol.1, has been chosen as one of the Sunday Times ‘Albums of the Week’. Hugh Canning, reviewing, describes the CD as “a foretaste of splendours to come.” (March 2019)

Llŷr Williams – debut in Canada
Llŷr Williams has made his acclaimed Canadian debut at Salle Bourgie. Le Devoir praised the recital, writing: “Llŷr Williams’ impressive talent for creating colours and atmospheres is immediately evident, but reaches a degree of magic in Ravel’s La vallée des cloches.” Llŷr Williams returns to London on 19 March, playing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (February 2019)

Liza Ferschtman’s Korngold Concerto is album of the month
The German newspaper Die Welt has named Liza Ferschtman’s recording of the Korngold Violin Concerto as one of their classical albums of the month. (February 2019)

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)

Our Artists' Upcoming Concerts - May 2019

16 May Itamar Zorman New York, NY
16 May Louis Lortie Toronto, ON
16 May Mitsuko Uchida Cleveland, OH
17 May Liza Ferschtman Breda, NL
17 May Mitsuko Uchida Cleveland, OH
18 May Dimitris Botinis Kislovodsk, Russia
18 May Liza Ferschtman Heerlen, NL
18 May Mitsuko Uchida Cleveland, OH
19 May Liza Ferschtman Eindhoven, NL
20 May Joseph Swensen Glasgow, UK
21 May Louis Lortie Montreal, QC
21 May Philippe Bach Chur, Switzerland
22 May Louis Lortie Ottawa, ON
23 May Philippe Bach Chur, Switzerland
24 May Joseph Swensen Glasgow, UK
24 May Louis Lortie Toronto, ON
24 May Liza Ferschtman Enschede, NL
24 May Philippe Bach Chur, Switzerland
25 May Louis Lortie Toronto, ON
26 May Philippe Bach Chur, Switzerland
31 May Dimitris Botinis Moscow, Russia

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