Javier Perianes has just been announced as ‘Artist of the Year 2019’ by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA)
The official press-release you'll find here.
Julia Lezhneva - Germanico in Germania - presitigious Diapason d`Or
In its March 2018 issue, the French opera magazine Diapason has awarded the newly released CD "Germanico in Germania" (opera by Nicola Porpora) with their prestigious Diapason d'Or. Julia Lezhneva is as Ersinda important singer of this program.
Lisa Batiashvili: Visions of Prokofiev - Pizzicato
"Lisa Bathiasvili and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin offer an enchanting performance of Prokofiev’s violin concertos. Bathiasvili’s sensitive yet also virtuoso playing has an exciting naturalness which presents both of these wonderful violin concertos not only impeccably, but underlines all their qualities." (9.3.18, Pizzicato)
Best recordings: Giuilano Carmignola
"Virtuoso “violinism” and energising direction notwithstanding, neither Giuliano Carmignola nor Claudio Abbado seems inspired by the B flat Concerto, K207. Nor does slick dispatch do much for the first movement of the D major, K211; but this is not the shape of things to come. Carmignola steps away from neutrality in the succeeding Andante. The music breathes a life of its own as he ardently inflects its phrases to shape the tension and relaxation of his line which – as elsewhere – he also embellishes." This short text is on the Website of Gramophone sounds very good. It´s the best if you enjoy the recording of this magnificant violinconcert.
Lisa Batiashvili: Visions of Prokofiev
"Lisa Batiashvili’s fifth recording for Deutsche Grammophon is devoted to music by Sergey Prokofiev. Her recording bridges the gap between serious and popular music of the early 20th century. The two violin concerts of Prokoviev are an outstanding and especially compositions. With her unique talent to turn standard repertoire into something new, fresh, elegant and special, this album will allow the listener to rediscover Prokofiev through Lisa’s eyes." (5.2.18, classical music news)