An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, Hope has more than 30 albums to his name, with multiple chart-topping bestsellers, international award-winners and Grammy nominees among them. Out now, the newest addition to his discography is Hope. Recorded while under lockdown, this highly personal collection combines classical selections by composers including Dowland, Schubert, Elgar and Arvo Pärt with a new arrangement of the Misa Criolla by Argentina’s Ariel Ramírez and original instrumental versions of childhood favorites like “Amazing Grace” and “Danny Boy.” Hope’s guests on the album include baritone Thomas Hampson, jazz singer Colin Rich, the Palau de la Música Vocal Quartet, the amarcord vocal ensemble and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, where Hope succeeded Roger Norrington as Music Director five years ago. He explains: “Music has a tremendous power. This album is my attempt to send out a ray of hope and to provide people, myself included, with a sense of support and perhaps even consolation.”
Showcasing 35 years of American music from a wide variety of composers, and featuring special guests from the jazz world, Hope’s second new Deutsche Grammophon recording of the season is due for release early next year. Click here to hear Hope, the Palau de la Música Vocal Quartet and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra perform the Kyrie from Misa Criolla in an arrangement for solo violin, vocal quartet, percussion and strings.
Yulianna Avdeeva's 2021-22 season begins with a tour in Germany and Austria with Teodor Currentzis and the SWR Symphonieorchester in September 2021 - including concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Yulianna's debut at the Konzerthaus Vienna - playing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3.
She returns to Settimane Musicali in Ascona for two chamber music performances with James Ehnes and Alisa Weilerstein.
In October she will perform a recital program of Chopin, Weinberg, Szpilman and Prokofiev at the Konzerthaus Vienna, Pierre-Boulez-Saal Berlin and in Solingen.
After two concerts with Brandenburger Symphoniker playing Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto she she embarks on a Recital Tour with Julia Fischer in November. At these concerts in Italy, Switzerland, France as well as Wigmore Hall in London they will perform a program of Mozart, Enescu, Schumann and Ravel.
Coming up in 2022 is a tour of Spain with Robert Trevino and the Basque National Orchestra in February playing Bernstein Symphony No. 2 Age of Anxiety. In March she returns to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Manfred Honeck playing Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody, and Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 with the Naples Philharmonic and Andrei Boreyko.
We are delighted to welcome Yulianna Avdeeva to LIU KOTOW for representation in Europe & Russia and look forward to supporting her artistic vision and developing new, exciting projects together.
We are honored to work with Yulianna, one of the world’s most respected pianists and the musician of deep insight.
Yulianna Avdeeva gained worldwide recognition since the 2010 Chopin Competition, where she won the First Prize.
Highlights of 2021/22 season include a concert tour in Germany and Austria with Teodor Currentzis and SWR Symphonieorchester (including Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Konzerthaus Vienna), Recitals at the Konzerthaus Vienna and the Pierre-Boulez-Saal Berlin, a Tour in Europe with Julia Fischer (including Wigmore Hall London), a Tour with Robert Trevino and Basque National Orchestra in Spain and a return to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Manfred Honeck.
Yulianna will perform this summer at La Roque d'Antheron, Chopin and his Europe Festival, Bachwoche Ansbach, Ravel Festival Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Settimani Musicali in Ascona.
Among her extensive orchestral collaborators are Pittsburgh Symphony with Manfred Honeck and Sir Mark Elder, Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel, Baltimore Symphony with Marin Alsop, Montreal Symphony with Kent Nagano, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and conductor Marek Janowski, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony with Vasily Petrenko, Danish Radio Symphony with Lahav Shani, the London Philharmonic with Vladimir Jurowski, Czech Philharmonic with Manfred Honeck, Sinfonia Varsovia with Robert Trevino, SWR Symphonieorchester, Dresden Philharmonic, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Kremarata Baltica with Gidon Kremer, City of Birmingham Symphony, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre National de Lyon, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio. Read More ...
Łukasz Borowicz has been appointed new Music Director of Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra Filharmonia Poznańska effective 2021/22.
Borowicz appeared as guest conductor with SWR Sinfonieorchester, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Luzerner Symfonieorchester, Orchestre National de Lille, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group and a number of other orchestras and ensembles, including all the major Polish symphonies.
A prolific recording artist with over 100 albums to his name, Borowicz’s recordings have been awarded four Diapason d’Or prizes. Borowicz received the ICMA Special Achievement Award in 2015 for his pioneering work on the cycle of Symphonic Works by Sir Andrzej Panufnik. In 2018 he received another ICMA award for his recording of Quo Vadis by Feliks Nowowiejski. His collaboration with Piotr Beczała on Deutsche Grammophon’s recording Heart’s delight – Songs of Richard Tauber was met with wide critical and public praise.
Bomsori presents her solo debut album on Deutsche Grammophon. Set for international release on 18 June 2021, Violin on Stage includes works written for or inspired by opera or ballet. Recorded at the state-of-the-art National Forum of Music in Wrocław last December with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and its Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the album also captures the close bond Bomsori feels with Poland, its music and its musicians.
The violinist’s chosen repertoire reflects her desire to communicate with her audiences through her instrument’s expressive voice. “I’m not a loud person – I usually don’t talk much in everyday life,” she says. “But that’s why I love playing the violin, because I can speak and communicate through music. I’ve loved singing and ballet since I was a small child and am always moved by hearing voices and watching dancers. I wanted to bring that special spirit of poetry and drama to listeners through my instrument, which can sing freely in these wonderful pieces. Read more...
For Korean violinist Bomsori, the past year has been one of her busiest yet, with numerous live and streamed performances and her first solo recording for Deutsche Grammophon. As she takes her next steps on the road to international renown, she shares her guiding principles with Andrew Mellor
Bomsori Kim was given her distinctive name by her grandfather. Unusual in her native Korea, Bomsori translates literally as ‘sound of spring’. ‘I was actually born in winter, not spring,’ the violinist explains, ‘but as winter is cold and difficult, he wanted me to bring some nice spring news into the world.’ As I talk to Kim after the longest of winters, on a sunny 1 April, it’s easy to relate to her grandfather’s thinking.
Berlin, 22 February 2021.
Deutsche Grammophon announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with Bomsori Kim.
“I feel truly honoured to join Deutsche Grammophon and follow in the footsteps of so many legendary artists,” says Bomsori Kim. “The Yellow Label stands for excellence and the best of tradition. It is also committed to reaching new audiences and connecting as many people as possible via the powerful emotions of great music. I share that commitment and want to communicate to the world through music. I hope my new album for DG will touch and inspire listeners of all ages.”
“It’s my great pleasure to welcome Bomsori to the Yellow Label,” comments Dr Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon. “Her extraordinary virtuosity is matched by an ability to make the violin sing. We love the way she’s prepared to take risks in the moment of performance and the heartfelt poetry of her playing. Bomsori’s DG debut solo album is a tremendous showcase for her artistry and we look forward to creating many more recordings with her in future.”
“There’s something deeply personal about Bomsori’s playing,” notes Angelika Meissner, DG’s Director Classical, Artists & Repertoire. “Her interpretations hold audiences spellbound with their epic power and poetic beauty. Violin on Stage shows why she’s regarded by fellow musicians and leading critics as one of today’s star performers.”
As a focus artist, Bomsori Kim will be on stage with eight concerts at the Rheingau Music Festival 2021, presenting her entire artistic skills together with various musical partners. She will kick things off as part of our focus "Spot on: Mozart," in which she will bring all five of the classical composer's violin concertos to the cloisters of Eberbach Abbey with Camerata Salzburg (July 10, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. & July 11, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Bomsori Kim shows that she is also comfortable outside of classical music in a piano trio with cellist Maximilian Hornung (July 25), among others. The program here includes piano trios by Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Dvořák, as well as other chamber music. Together with the Tenebrae Choir, this year's focus ensemble, Bomsori Kim delves deep into the Baroque era. On this evening, Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV 1004 merges with selected chorales by the composer, opening up a very special perspective on this monument of violin literature (Aug. 14, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.). With Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major op. 35, which she brings to the stage of the Kurhaus Wiesbaden together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko (Sept. 2, 5 p.m.and 8 p.m.), Bomsori Kim concludes her summer full of music in the Rheingau 2021.
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Merregnon: Land of Silence is a brand new symphonic fairy tale from Merregnon Studios. Featuring original music by internationally renowned composer Yoko Shimomura and a story by popular German children’s author Frauke Angel, Merregnon: Land of Silence will take listeners on a magical journey of musical adventures when it premieres in Stockholm, March 9, 2021 at the Konserthuset Stockholm, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Voice of Hope, Camille Thomas’s second album for Deutsche Grammophon, is set for international release on 5 June 2020.
The Franco-Belgian cellist’s programme pays tribute to people’s ability to triumph over adversity, create harmony in place of chaos, and overcome hatred with love. It presents the world premiere recording of Fazil Say’s concerto Never Give Up, a response to terrorist attacks in Paris and Istanbul written for and premiered by Thomas, and also includes an exquisite selection of songs, prayers and laments, Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, Purcell’s “When I am laid in earth” and Ravel’s Kaddisch among them.
The centrepiece of her album, Never Give Up, began life in 2014 with the first meeting between the young cellist and Turkish composer and pianist Fazil Say, known for his outspoken political convictions as well as his wide-ranging artistry. Never Give Up, like his earlier Gezi Park trilogy, is a political statement made through music – a plea to world leaders not to surrender to terrorism and violence. This dramatic work sends the cello’s voice in search of peace, soaring high above orchestral depictions of conflict. In the end, as she explains, Fazil Say “leads us away towards the light, to Nature, with its sounds of water and birdsong, and towards the idea that we must never give up hope on humanity and beauty”.
We are delighted to announce worldwide, exclusive representation of Game Concerts.
Since the premiere in 2003 the Game Concerts music has been performed by the world-renowned orchestras like the London Symphony Orchestra; the San Francisco Symphony; the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn; the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Game Concerts brand has seen shows performed in some of the world’s finest concert halls: the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konserthuset Stockholm, Philharmonie de Paris, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Barbican Centre London, Vienna Concert Hall and Philharmonie Berlin.
Game Concerts’ Final Symphonyalbum hit the number 1 spot on the iTunes Classical Charts in more than ten countries at launch, and entered the Classical Album Top 5 of both the Billboard Charts and the Official UK Charts. It was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.
With a primarily young audience, mainly aged 16 to 35, these concerts are, for many, their first real contact with an orchestral music performance.
We are delighted to announce the general management of cellist CAMILLE THOMAS.
The first cellist signed by Deutsche Grammophon in over 40 years, Camille Thomas blends a brilliant command of her instrument with a rare musicality to offer truly memorable concerto and recital appearances.
Recent and upcoming appearances include concerts with Paavo Järvi, Mikko Franck, Marc Soustrot, Darrell Ang, Kent Nagano, Stéphane Denève and with orchestras such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Academia Santa Cecilia, Sinfonia Varsovia, Staatsorchester Hamburg in the Elbphilharmonie , the Festival Strings Lucerne in the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Brussels Philharmonic and WDR Symphony Orchestra.
For their first album together, BOMSORI and Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz chose to combine pieces from two musical traditions – Polish melancholy and French elegance:
Gabriel Fauré Sonata No.1 in A major op. 13
Debussy Sonata in G minor
Szymanowski Sonata in D minor op. 9
Chopin Nocturne No.20 in D sharp minor op. posth.
(Arrangement of Nathan Milstein)
We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Hope to our roster.
The violinist, author, musical activist, music and artistic director of orchestras and festivals,
Daniel Hope belongs to the most important personalities of classical music world today.
The violinist Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for 25 years and is celebrated for his musical versatility as well as his dedication to humanitarian causes. Since the start of the 2016/17 season, Daniel Hope is Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra – an orchestra with whom he is closely associated since his early childhood.
Bomsori Kim will debut with the New York Philharmonic on February 6, 2019 as part of the Philharmonic's annual Lunar New Year celebration. Bomsori will give the US Premiere of Tan Dun's Violin Concerto: Fire Ritual, under the baton of Kahchun Wong.
Out today, the fabulous violin album of Nemanja Radulovic - violinist. Watch a teaser for the visually stunning music video shot in his home country Serbia which will be released shortly and explore Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, 1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship and much more on the album:
He has given recitals in New York (Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center), Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center), San Francisco, Vancouver, Detroit and in London (Wigmore Hall), Hamburg, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Warsaw, Hong Kong, Antwerp, at the Lucerne Piano, Gilmore, Bergen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals and at Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. Juho Pohjonen was selected by Sir András Schiff as winner of the Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship in 2009.
The New York Times:
‘If we needed proof that exciting new talent is in the pipeline, there was the marvelous American debut of Juho Pohjonen at [Carnegie's] Weill Recital Hall. Mr. Pohjonen offered a formidable mixed program, topped by thrilling accounts of two fiendishly difficult works by a fellow Finn, Esa-Pekka Salonen."
Juho Pohjonen performs Presto from Aleksandr Scriabin's Sonata no. 2 :
BOMSORI KIM & WARSAW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Jacek KASPSZYK - conductor
Henryk Wieniawski - Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22
Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 6 in A Minor, Op. 77
Recording Producers: Andrzej SASIN, Aleksandra NAGÓRKO
Premiere: 27 October 2017
This exciting collaboration marks Bomsori's recording debut, in which the fiendish virtuosity of Wieniawski’s Romantic Violin Concerto No. 2
is coupled with Shostakovich’s searingly intense Violin Concerto No. 1
in A Minor.
Although nearly 100 years apart, both concertos presented on this album had their premieres in Saint Petersburg. Saint Petersburg is also the city in which Henryk Wieniawski held the post of soloist at the Tsar’s court, as well as the birthplace of Dmitri Shostakovich and where he spent most of his life.
LIU KOTOW is delighted to welcome violinist
Bomsori Kim to its roster for General Management.
Bomsori is the prize winner of ARD, Tchaikovsky, Montreal, Joachim, Sendai, Qingdao and Wieniawski Violin competitions.
The debut Album with Shostakovich and Wieniawski violin concertos
with Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Jacek Kaspszyk will be released in 2017 for Warner Classics.
Bomsori Kim will also make her Carnegie Hall debut in November 2017 and perform in Europe and Asia duo program with pianist Rafal Blechacz.
Find more about Bomsori Kim
Piotr Anderszewski and Camerata Salzburg
9.& 10. March 2017 at Hong Kong Arts Festival
Sold out concert!
11. March 2017 at Lotte Hall, Seoul, Korea
Great concerts, congratulations!
LIU KOTOW will bring Camerata Salzburg in 2018 back to Asia with Renaud Capuçon
Beethoven Project in Taiwan: June 2017
Rudolf Buchbinder will perform complete Beethoven Piano Concertos in Taiwan
8. 6. 2017 in Hsinchu 19:30
Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op.15
Concerto No. 5 in E -flat major, Op.73
10. 6. 2017 in Taipei, National Concert Hall Taiwan
15:30 Concerto No. 2, No. 4 and No. 3
19:30 Concerto No. 1 and No. 5
11. 6. 2017 in Kaohsiung, Zhide Concert Hall
19:30 Concerto No. 2, No. 4 and No. 3
2. 6. 2017 in Kaohsung, Zhide Concert Hall
19:30 Concerto No. 1 and No. 5
Asian Tour 2016
13, October Seoul
14. October Ulsan
16. October Hong Kong
18. October Shanghai
19. October Shanghai
2016 Sabine Meyer + the Munich Chamber Orchestra Asian Tour
31. 10. Taipei National Concert Hall
2. 11. Wuhan Qingtai Concert Hall
4. 11. Beijing National Center for Performing Arts
5. 11. Shenzhen Concert Hall
6. 11. Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall
Breguet Geneva International Music Competition Prize Winner Tour ASIA 2016
4. November Shanghai
5. November Shanghai
8. November Singapore
10. November Tokyo
13. November Seoul
has completed their successful Asian tour:
23. 2. Taipei
25. 2. Beijing
27. 2. TongYeong
01. 3. Singapore
Avi Avital ( Mandolin ) will be on tour in Asia in October 2015
with the Cologne Academy
Pinchas Zukerman and Zukerman ChamberPlayers
on tour in Asia
25. 3. Xian Concert Hall
27. 3. Taipei National Concert Hall
28. 3 Beijing Concert Hall
29. 3 Suzhou Culture Center
30. 3 Tokyo
The Violin's Virtuoso Zukerman and His Chamber Players Piano Quintet Recital
被誉为当代最伟大的十大小提琴家之一的平夏斯·祖克曼(Pin chas Zukerman)，曾获得21次格林美奖提名并两次获奖——1980年的“最佳室内乐演奏会”和1981年的“无乐团的乐器独奏之最佳古典乐表演”，他的音乐天才很早就让乐评人与听众叹为观止。无论是作为小提琴家、中提琴家、指挥家、音乐教育家还是室内乐演奏家，祖克曼都备受尊敬。在乐坛，他是公认的属于这个时代的大师。
这位知名的艺术家透过他的生命启发了许多年轻的音乐家，并于2002年与四位门徒组成了「祖克曼室内乐团」(Zukerman Chamber Players)。祖克曼室内乐团经常受邀至全美各地著名的音乐节演出，也曾受邀到世界各地，如伦敦的BBC逍遥音乐节 (BBC Proms)、阿姆斯特丹的大会堂、义大利的科托纳音乐节 (Cortona Festival)，以及维也纳、巴黎、米兰、布达佩斯、那不勒斯、巴塞隆纳、哥本哈根、韦尔比亚、华沙、埃里温等地演出。
R. Wagner: “Tannhäuser” Overture
J. Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op.102
C. Franck: Symphony in D minor