Temple University's BCM&D Records has today announced the international release of violinist Samuel Nebyu’s cross-cultural, groundbreaking debut album ‘Music by Composers of African Descent'.
Released to celebrate the young violinist's Ethiopian-Hungarian bi-racial heritage, the album features violin and piano works by composers of color: Joseph Bologne Chevalier Saint-Georges, Henry Thacker Burleigh, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Clarence Cameron White.
"The recording project was a very meaningful experience ... it gave me the opportunity to reveal unknown composers and their music to new audiences ... which was also a meaningful accomplishment for me as a musician," the 24 year old former 'Remember Enescu' International Violin Competition winner has said.
The album, recorded with pianist Bethany Brooks, serves as both an artistic and personal statement, Samuel has told The Violin Channel.
Music by Composers of African Descent |CD|
Samuel Nebyu, Violin
Bethany Brooks, Piano
Release Date: July 7, 2017