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Exuberant reviews for Raphaela Gromes' Offenbach album 2019

For the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach the cellist Raphaela Gromes and her duo partner Julian Riem have released an anniversary SONY-album with the title "Offenbach" in May 2019.

The composer, who is himself associated with operettas, was a talented cello virtuoso in his day. The last major recording of pieces for cello and piano actually dates back 40 years. In the meantime, unknown or forgotten manuscripts have been discovered and are interpreted by the Duo Gromes-Riem.

Press reviews were overwhelming and the duo was awarded the Prize of the German Record Critics for their Offenbach release. In the official Concerti Classic Charts the album was on 3rd place.
“Raphaela Gromes technically masters her instrument, is a full-blooded musician and captivates the listener with her warm, extremely nuanced cello tone. [...] This album not only fills a gap in the CD world, it also reveals a lesser known side of Offenbach. But above all, it is packed full with infectious enthusiasm for playing and fresh modernity.”

(BR-Klassik, Meret Forster, June 15, 2019, 08:05 on Album of the Week – Raphaela Gromes plays Chamber Music by Offenbach)

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"Rossini" as Raphaela Gromes' second SONY release

For her second album released in November 2018, Raphaela Gromes has dealt with a famous composer of Italian opera, Gioacchino Rossini. With the WDR Funkhausorchester, conducted by Enrico Delamboye, she has recorded pieces related to Rossini. A world premiere recording is "Hommage à Rossini" for cello and orchestra by Jacques Offenbach, found by Raphaela Gromes herself in an Italian archive.

Press reviews report enthusiastically:

“Raphaela Gromes is an outstanding storyteller. She is sometimes expressive, sometimes gentle, sometimes playful, sometimes exuberantly agile, in her approach to Rossini.”
(NDR, Eva Schramm, November 19, 2018)

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Julia Lezhneva - the true angel in La Resurrezione in Prague

 On her debut at the Rudolfinum in Prague Julia Lezhneva was convincing in La Resurrezione by G.F. Händel. In the role of the "Angel" she sang together with the Collegium 1704 under the direction of Vaclav Luks. But read for yourself the enthusiastic press reviews from the Czech Republic:

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Raphaela Gromes' first SONY release "Serenata Italiana"

The cellist's first recording as SONY's exclusive artist received great acclaim from the press.

Together with her duo partner Julian Riem, she plays various chamber music pieces in tribute to Italy. Please read the press reviews here:

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Debut of Julia Lezhneva with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Adam Fischer

Julia Lezhneva's debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker is a complete success. Read for yourself how enthusiastically the press writes about the concert:

The Tagesspiegel titled on 04.10.2019

"From heart, to heart."

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