Saturday, June 16, 2018

OUT NOW | Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing’s New CD: ‘Borgström & Shostakovich Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

BIS Records has announced the release of Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing‘s new album: Borgström & Shostakovich: Violin Concertos. Recorded with conductor Olari Elts and the Vienna Symphony, the disc...

OUT NOW | VC Young Artist Daniel Lozakovich’s Debut Album: ‘J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 – Partita No. 2’

Deutsche Grammophon has today announced the release of 17-year-old VC Young Artist Daniel Lozakovich's debut album: J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 -...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Ray Chen’s New CD: ‘Ray Chen: The Golden Age’ [LISTEN]

Decca Records has today announced the release of Australian violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen‘s new album: Ray Chen: The Golden Age. Recorded to celebrate the ‘golden age’ of the...

OUT NOW | The New BAM Peak Performance Range Of Violin Cases [NEW]

BAM has announced the launch of the new multifunctional ‘Peak Performance’ range of violin cases - designed first and foremost with function in mind. The...

OUT NOW | Baroque Violinist Rachel Podger’s New CD: ‘Vivaldi : The Four Seasons’ [LISTEN]

Channel Classics has this week announced the release of English Baroque violinist Rachel Podger‘s new album: Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni. Recorded with the acclaimed Brecon Baroque Ensemble, the disc...

OUT NOW | Cellist Amit Peled’s New Album: ‘To Brahms with Love, From the Cello of Pablo Casals’ [LISTEN]

CAP Records has today announced the release of Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled's new album: To Brahms with Love, From the Cello of Pablo Casals. Recorded with pianist...

OUT NOW | Violist David Aaron Carpenter’s New Album: ‘Motherland’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has this month announced the release of American violist David Aaron Carpenter's new double disc set: Motherland. Recorded with conductors Kazushi Ono, Vladimir Jurowski and David Parry and the London...

OUT NOW | Christian Tetzlaff’s New Album: ‘Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2’ [LISTEN]

Ondine Records has this month announced the release of German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's new album: Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2. Recorded with Finnish conductor Hannu...

OUT NOW | Artur Kaganovskiy’s Debut CD – ‘Brahms & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

Centaur Records has this month announced the release of Russian-born American violinist Artur Kaganovskiy's debut album Brahms & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos. Recorded with conductor Phillip Greenberg and...

OUT NOW | Jiyoon Lee’s New Album: ‘Korngold & Nielsen: Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

Orchid Classics has this week announced the release of Korean violinist Jiyoon Lee's new album: Korngold & Nielsen: Violin Concertos. Recorded with Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska and the Odense...

OUT NOW | Tianwa Yang’s New Album: ‘Sarasate: Complete Works for Violin & Piano’ [LISTEN]

Naxos Records has this week announced the international release of Chinese violinist, Tianwa Yang‘s new album Sarasate: Complete Works for Violin and Piano. Recorded with pianist Markus Hadulla,...

OUT NOW | Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding – ‘The Official Album’ [LISTEN]

Decca Records has today announced the release of the official album of the royal wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Recorded live at St....

OUT NOW | Violist Helen Callus’ New Album: ‘British Music for Viola and Orchestra’ [LISTEN]

Naxos Records has this week announced the release of British violist Helen Callus' new album: British Music for Viola and Orchestra. Recorded with conductor Marc Taddei and the...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s New Album – ‘Sibelius & Rautavaara Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

Alpha Classics has today announced the release of German VC Artist Tobias Feldmann's new album: Sibelius & Rautavaara Violin Concertos. Recorded with French conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow...

OUT NOW | Violinist Benjamin Schmid’s New Album: ‘Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto & Dvořák Romance’ [LISTEN]

Oehms Classics has this week announced the release of Austrian violin virtuoso, Benjamin Schmid's new album Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto & Dvořák Romance. Recorded with conductor Tibor...

OUT NOW | Pirastro Unveil New Perpetual Violin String Set [NEW]

Pirastro Strings has announced the launch of the new Perpetual Violin String Set - designed for new levels of volume, power and focused sound projection. "The new-to-market...

OUT NOW | Philharmonix’s Debut Album: ‘The Vienna Berlin Music Club’ [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has announced the release of multi-genre septet, Philharmonix's debut album: The Vienna Berlin Music Club.  Recorded with members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the...

OUT NOW | Violinist Friedemann Eichhorn’s New CD: ‘Rode Violin Concertos Nos. 11 & 12’ [LISTEN]

Naxos Records has this week announced the release of German violinist Friedemann Eichhorn's new album: Rode Violin Concertos No. 11 and 12. Recorded with conductor Nicolás Pasquet and...

OUT NOW | VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s Debut Album: ‘Ravel-Debussy: Sonates’ [LISTEN]

Analekta Records has announced the release of 23-year-old Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s debut album ‘Ravel-Debussy: Sonates'. Recorded with internationally acclaimed pianist Hsin-I Huang,...

OUT NOW | New Thomastik-Infeld Versum Solo Cello G & C Strings [NEW]

Thomastik-Infeld has this month announced, at the 2018 Messe Frankfurt, the international launch of the new Thomastik-Infeld Versum Solo G & C cello strings. “After...

OUT NOW | VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ New Album ‘Nordic Dream’ [LISTEN]

VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists have this month announced the release of their new album Nordic Dream – recorded on the RCA Red Label. Comprising...

OUT NOW | Violinist Leila Josefowicz’s New CD: ‘John Adams Violin Concerto’ [LISTEN]

Nonesuch Records has this week announced the release of American-Canadian violin virtuoso and new music advocate Leila Josefowicz's latest album: John Adams Violin Concerto. Recorded with conductor David...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Alexandra Conunova’s Debut Album: ‘Prokofiev Violin Sonatas’ [LISTEN]

Aparté Records has this month announced the release of Moldavian violin virtuoso, VC Artist Alexandra Conunova's debut album: Prokofiev Violin Sonatas. Recorded with acclaimed German concert...

OUT NOW | VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s New Album: ‘Live in Montréal’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has this week announced the release of Japanese violinist, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s new album Live in Montréal. Recorded with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero,...

OUT NOW | Classic FM’s New Music-Meets-True-Crime Podcast Series: ‘Case Notes’ [LISTEN]

Classic FM, the UK's biggest classical music radio station, has this month announced the release of its new music-meets-true-crime podcast series, entitled Case Notes - delving...

OUT NOW | British Cellist Laura van der Heijden’s Debut Album: ‘1948’ [LISTEN]

Champs Hill Records has announced the release of 20-year-old British cellist, Laura van der Heijden’s debut album 1948 – featuring Prokofiev's Cello Sonata in C Major, plus...

OUT NOW | Violin Virtuoso Aleksey Semenenko’s New CD: ‘Romantic Brilliant Imaginative’ [LISTEN]

ARS Produktion has this week announced the release of Ukrainian violin virtuoso Aleksey Semenenko’s new album: Romantic Brilliant Imaginative. Recorded with Russian pianist Inna Firsova, the disc features Paganini's I Palpiti,...

OUT NOW | Violin Virtuoso Ning Feng’s New CD: ‘Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’ [LISTEN]

Channel Classics has announced the release of Chinese violin virtuoso Ning Feng’s new album: Bach: Sonatas & Partitas. The disc features all six J.S. Bach...

OUT NOW | Author Laurie Niles’ ‘Violinist.com Interviews: Volume 2’ [READ]

Violinist.com has today announced the book release of Violinist.com Interviews: Volume 2. The 288 page soft-cover book includes one-on-one interviews, conducted by violinist.com editor and site...

OUT NOW | Trio Les Esprits’ New CD: ‘Brahms & Dvorak: Piano Trios’ [LISTEN]

Mirare Records has announced the release of piano trio Trio Les Esprits’ new album: Brahms & Dvorak: Piano Trios. Comprised of violinist Yang Mi-sa, cellist Victor...

OUT NOW | Violinist Renaud Capuçon’s New CD: ‘Bartók Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics and Erato has this week announced the release of French violin virtuoso Renaud Capuçon’s new album: Bartók Violin Concertos Nos. 1 &...

OUT NOW | Violist Elias Goldstein’s New Album: ‘Paganini: 24 Caprices (Arr. Solo Viola)’ [LISTEN]

Centaur Records has this month announced the international release of viola virtuoso Elias Goldstein’s new album: Paganini: 24 Caprices (Arr. Solo Viola). The disc features...

OUT NOW | Paul Neubauer & Margo Garrett’s New CD: ‘Ernest Bloch: Music for Viola and Piano” [LISTEN]

Delos Records has this month announced the launch of violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Margo Garrett’s new album: ‘Ernest Bloch: Music for Viola and Piano’. The...

OUT NOW | The-Late Robert Mann’s Memoir – ‘A Passionate Journey’ [READ]

East End Press has this month announced the release of 'A Passionate Journey' - the memoir of American violinist, and founding member of The...

OUT NOW | Nikolaj Znaider & London Symphony – ‘Mozart Violin Concertos No. 4 & 5’ [LISTEN]

The London Symphony Orchestra’s LSO Live label has this week announced the CD release of ‘Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 4 & 5’. The first of...

OUT NOW | Cellist Tanja Tetzlaff’s New Album: ‘Rautavaara: Works for Cello and Piano’ [LISTEN]

Ondine Records has this month announced the release of cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Gunilla Sussman’s new album: “Rautavaara: Works for Cello and Piano”. The...

OUT NOW | Violinist Sean Lee & Pianist Peter Dugan’s New ‘Great Melodies’ CD: ‘Songbook’ [LISTEN]

American violinist Sean Lee and pianist Peter Dugan have today announced the release of their new independent album: ‘Songbook’. The new disc, an 'ode to great...

OUT NOW | Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch’s New Album: ‘Schumann Dvorak Grieg’ [LISTEN]

Nimbus Records has announced the launch of the Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch’s new album: ‘Schumann Dvorak Grieg’. Featuring violinist Hagai Shaham, pianist Arnon Erez and cellist...

OUT NOW | Escher Quartet’s New Album: ‘Dvorak, Tchaikovsky & Borodin String Quartets’ [LISTEN]

BIS Records has announced the launch of the New York-based Escher String Quartet’s new album: ‘Dvorak, Tchaikovsky & Borodin String Quartets’. The new disc features...

OUT NOW | Violinist Daniel Hope’s New Album: ‘Journey to Mozart’ [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has this week announced the release of British violinist Daniel Hope’s new album: ‘Journey to Mozart’. Recorded with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Francisco Fullana’s Debut Album: ‘Through the Lens of Time’ [LISTEN]

Orchid Classics has today announced the release of Spanish violin virtuoso, VC Artist Francisco Fullana’s debut album ‘Through the Lens of Time' - featuring...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Edgar Moreau’s New Album: ‘Franck, Strohl, Poulenc, La Tombelle’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics & Erato has this month announced the release of cellist, VC Artist Edgar Moreau’s new double album, ‘Franck, Strohl, Poulenc, La Tombelle’. Recorded...

OUT NOW | Elias String Quartet’s New Album: ‘Schumann Quartets Nos. 2 & 3’ [LISTEN]

Alpha Classics has this week announced the release of the Elias String Quartet’s new album ‘Schumann’ - featuring Robert Schumann’s 2nd and 3rd String Quartets. “We’ve...

OUT NOW | Violinist Isabelle Faust’s New CD: ‘Bach Violin & Harpsichord Sonatas’ [LISTEN]

Harmonia Mundi has this week announced the release of German violin virtuoso Isabelle Faust’s new album ‘Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord’. Recorded with acclaimed South...

OUT NOW | Jaap van Zweden & New York Phil – Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7 [LISTEN]

Decca Gold has this week announced the release of ‘Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7’  conducted by Jaap van Zweden with the New York Philharmonic...

OUT NOW | Boundary-Pushing Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s New Album: ‘Deux’ [LISTEN]

Alpha Classics has this week announced the release of experimental Moldovan-Austrian-Swiss violin virtuoso Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s new album ‘Deux’. Recorded with acclaimed Russian pianist Polina Leschenko,...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Kian Soltani’s Deutsche Grammophon Debut Album: ‘Home’ [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has this week announced the release of VC Artist, cellist Kian Soltani’s debut album ‘Home’.  Recorded with Austrian pianist Aaron Pilsan, the newly-released album features recital...

OUT NOW | New Thomastik-Infeld ALPHAYUE Viola & Cello String Sets [NEW]

Thomastik-Infeld has this week announced at the 2018 NAMM Show in Los Angeles the international launch of the new Thomastik ALPHAYUE viola and cello string...

OUT NOW | VC Young Artist Cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason Debut Album: ‘Inspiration’ [LISTEN]

Decca Classics has this week announced the release of British cellist, VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s debut album ‘Inspiration’. Recorded with conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham...

OUT NOW | New GEWA Strings 100% Ultra-Light Double Violin-Viola Case [NEW]

GEWA Strings has this week announced at the 2018 NAMM Show in Los Angeles the launch of the new 100% carbon fiber double violin-viola...

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