It has been announced this week that Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has signed an exclusive multi-disc recording contract with the Berlin-based Deutsche Grammophon label.
The announcement makes the 32-year-old City of Birmingham Symphony Music Director the first female conductor in history to sign exclusively with the celebrated yellow label.
“Mirga is a very special musician, someone whose passion and commitment is communicated with irresistible eloquence …” Deutsche Grammophon President Clemens Trautmann has said.
“She has made a profound impression with the CBSO … I’m sure her first DG recordings will reach out to new audiences and set benchmarks for innovative programming,” he has said.
“Deutsche Grammophon was part of my upbringing … it’s a genuine honour to join DG and to record works that will be new to so many listeners,” she has said.
Mirga’s first project on the DG label will include a debut disc to be released in May of this year – featuring a collection of orchestral works by 20th-Century Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg.