We are delighted to announce and congratulate our conductor Alondra de la Parra for becoming the new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Fundación Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid, starting from the 2024/25 season!
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We congratulate our violinist and Hardanger fiddle player Ragnhild Hemsing, on becoming the next Artist in Residence at the renowned Bergen International Festival 2024!
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Ragnhild Hemsing has always incorporated old, Norwegian traditions on her three previous albums for Berlin Classics. Ragnhild Hemsing is thus not only an interpreter and representative of Norwegian musical tradition, but also preserves it and leads it into the modern age. In keeping with the pre-Christmas season, she dives deep into the musical tradition of her home region of Valdres on her new album "Vetra" which means winter in the dialect spoken in Valdes. Winter is the central theme in all her works. Additionally, she has gathered a group of outstanding musicians around her, all of whom are also very familiar with Norwegian musical history. For the first time Ragnhild Hemsing has also composed two new slåtter herself for an album: "Vetrahalling" and "Vinterstemning". She thus joins a large group of musicians and composers who are breaking new ground and opening up new horizons. "For me, this has been an exciting musical journey in which the melodies have been artistically reworked. This reworking of our priceless heritage is an entirely new endeavour"
The album will be out on CD, VINYL, as well as on all streaming services.

Today, 27.10.2023, the new album "String Quartets: Debussy - Ravel - Attahir" by Quatuor Arod will be released on the Erato/Warner Classics label. The renowned string quartet from France is an ARD prize winner, ECHO Rising Star and BBC Next Generation Artist and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. On their new album, they present string quartets by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and - composed especially for the ensemble - a quartet by Benjamin Attahir. In addition to the album, a DVD with a TV documentary by the French filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon about the Quatour Arod will also be released.

Congratulations to Dominik Beykirch! The recording of Paul Dessau's opera LANZELOT, conducted by Dominik Beykirch, was chosen as CD of the Year by the journal "Opernwelt" in its 2023 yearbook!

Congratulations to our oboist Juri Vallentin on being selected for "The Bowers Program" of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center!
This year's Bowers Programme participants were selected through competitive auditions from an international pool of 168 candidates and chose to join the Bowers Programme to focus their careers on chamber music at the highest level.
Vallentin joins CMS's Bowers Programme in 2024.

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