Bernard Labadie discusses his emotional return to Les Violons du Roy after his battle with cancer.


Vonsattel was chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award by Bay Chamber Concerts in Maine.  The recipient is chosen based on anonymous nominations and must be a pianist under the age of 40 who has become influential in the world of chamber music.  Of Vonsattel, Artist Director Manuel Bagorro said, "Gilles has a rare combination of gifts. This includes a wonderful technique and superb musicianship, of course. But it also includes that rare ability to show unique musical personality while at the same time supporting and encouraging the voices of others in a chamber music ensemble. We are thrilled to present Gilles on our Summer 2016 concert series.”  


Released in 2015, this world premiere recording of Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe, in which Karina Gauvin sings the title role, is a nominee for Best Opera Recording for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, coming up in 2016.


Abigail Nims sings the role of Melanto in the Linn Records recording of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria with Boston Baroque. The album is nominated for Best Opera Recording at the upcoming 58th Annual Grammy Awards.


The Signum Quartet follows up their tremendously acclaimed soundescapes with alla czeca, an album with the theme of Czech string quartets, featuring the works of Suk, Schulhoff, and Dvořák.


This month, David Kadouch released En Plein Air, his new album featuring the works of Bach, Schumann, Janacek & Bartók.  He beautifully plays pieces that perfectly encapture the essence of nature.  The album is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.


I'l Pomo d'Oro orchestra's recording of Handel's Partenope, in which Karina Gauvin sang the title role, was listed as one of the Best Classical Recordings of 2015 by The New York Times. The opera was performed with "irresistable energy and elegance," according to the article.


After a long journey back to the podium, Bernard Labadie is taking nothing for granted.


Pianist Gilles Vonsattel has released his latest album "Shadowlines" as part of the Honens Laureate Series. The recital album is the Swiss-born American pianist's second studio recording on the Honens label.


In September 2015, Signum Quartet collaborates with students of the Lawrence, New Jersey public school system, working together to compose 140-note pieces for the Quartet's Quartweet project.


In August 2015, Signum Quartet launches the #quartweet project, which invites composers of all ages and abilities to tweet a short quartet of 140 notes or less to the ensemble on Twitter.  


The Violin Channel recently caught up with Nikki Chooi - as he was busily preparing for upcoming debut performances at the Harris Theatre in Chicago, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Andre-Mathieu Hall in Quebec.


In November 2014, violinist Elina Vähälä made her Detroit debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, performing John Corigliano’s cinematic 'Red Violin' concerto.

PBS features the performance on its 'Detroit Arts' program, which can be viewed at the related link.



Anderson & Roe's new album The Art of Bach is featured on NPR Music's Deceptive Cadence in February 2015. The duo's version of the aria 'Erbarme Dich,' from Bach's St. Matthew Passion, is also included on the website's 'Songs We Love' playlist. 


Katherine Whyte, Claire Shackleton, and Richard Zeller perform Handel's Messiah this weekend with the Pacific Symphony under the baton of conductor Christoph Campestrini.


Benedetto Lupo recently joined the Rai National Orchestra under conductor John Axelrod for a performance of A. Dvorák's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor.


Jasper String Quartet is awarded a 2014 Classical Commissioning Grant from Chamber Music America. The grant will be used towards a forthcoming work composed by Aaron Jay Kernis and performed by the ensemble.


Gregory Vajda is named Artistic Advisor of the International Armel Opera Competition and Festival, effective immediately.


Gregory Vajda is the conductor of the season-opening premiere of Hungarian State Opera's The Tenor at the Erkel Theater in Budapest.


Host Sean Rafferty welcomed the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo to the BBC 3 studios for music and conversation. Listen here.


On June 30th Dispeker Artists will have a new HQ, as the agency heads downtown to SoHo.


Tenor Lawrence Wiliford is nominated in two categories for the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, given by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts. The Awards honor excellence in the Performing Arts in Toronto.


Anderson & Roe visited the Performance Today studios, where they talked with host Fred Child about that one time that Anderson didn't stay out of Roe's way onstage (she ended up with a black eye) and how they are bringing a passionate, fresh approach to classical concerts. Listen here.


Bernard Labadie will be part of the Euroradio Easter Festival, 7 a.m. to 12 noon with Mario Paquet on Espace musique this Sunday, April 20.

Dispeker baritone Cameron McPhail is the winner of the 2014 George London Award for a Canadian Singer, given each year by the George London Foundation.
Shannon Mercer’s recording of Les nuits d’ete has been nominated for the 2014 Juno award for “Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.”
Karina Gauvin's performance as Calisto in Giove in Argo (Virgin) was singled out as a "best of 2013."
Anderson & Roe blog about how YouTube is changing classical music for the better.
Toronto’s Aldeburgh Connection celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gala concert at Koerner Hall. CBC Music recorded the concert. This video excerpt features tenor Lawrence Wiliford singing a sacred song from Benjamin Britten’s Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35.
I Musici di Roma was honored with the 2013 Brand Laureate Premier Award from the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation.
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