ASM new artists: Nigel Kennedy and Nicholas Cleobury
ASM is delighted to welcome Nigel Kennedy (for classical bookings in association with AEP) and Nicholas Cleobury (for General Management) to its roster. Kennedy's exciting new projects include the Beethoven Violin Concerto and his own new Concerto for the 20/21 season, and the complete Bach Violin Concerti from 2021. Cleobury returns to the UK after a successful tenure in Brisbane, and looks forward to engagements in 19/20 including Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream in Munich in March.
MPQ's latest release - of the beautiful Fauré piano quartets - has received an excellent review in CLASSIC: aktuell -
"Gabriel Fauré has frequently been termed “the father of Impressionism.” Why this is so is rendered very apparent on this state-of-the-art CD featuring interpretations of his two Piano Quartets by the superb Mozart Piano Quartet. With great virtuosity, a fine sense of sound, and an intelligent command of the complex overall structure, the four instrumentalists brighten the performance skies with their musical fireworks."
Upcoming highlights for the 2018 Opus Klassik Award-winning MPQ include performances of a major new Beethoven-inspired commission for Beethoven 250, an exciting Penderecki Sextet USA tour with special guests, concerts in Amsterdam and Oxford, and the recording of the Fauré piano quintets.
From Russia With Love: Thomas Sanderling and his Novosibirsk Philharmonic enjoyed a highly successful 14-date tour of major UK cities throughout May 2019.
Critical acclaim includes: "A stunning Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition... And the encore was simply the icing on the evening's glorious cake", *****Christopher Morley, www.midlandsmusicreviews.com, chief music critic Birmingham Post; "Siberian Night in Perth with the thrilling Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk... a shattering performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 6", Bachtrack; "A folksy swagger to the playing... Sanderling's stroll around Mussorgsky's artworks had a lovely coherence to it", ****The Herald (Scotland); "Russian brilliance produces a majestic end to Perth Festival", Perth Courier; "A wonderful hour of music-making", Newbury Weekly News; Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 produced the most thrilling experience of the evening", Wharfedale Observer.
New Brahms and Elgar symphonic premieres:
Conductor Kenneth Woods is delighted to offer international orchestras the US, Asian and regional European premieres of two acclaimed new arrangements - Elgar Piano Quintet (arr. Donald Fraser) and Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 (arr. Woods).
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Mozart Piano Quartet:
Receives OPUS KLASSIK Award for Best Chamber Music Recording
ASM is delighted to announce that the Mozart Piano Quartet have been awarded the prestigious OPUS KLASSIK Award for Best Chamber Music Recording (19th C) for 2018. Congratulations to MPQ, Radovan Vlatkovic and Cornelia Gartemann!