• Lisa Batiashvili

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  • Denys Proshayev

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  • David Garrett

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  • Concerto Köln

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  • Nicola Benedetti

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  • Venice Baroque Orchestra

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  • Jos van Immerseel

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  • Philippe Jaroussky

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  • Giuliano Carmignola

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  • Miguel Harth-Bedoya

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  • Anima Eterna Brügge

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  • Chouchane Siranossian

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  • Tal & Groethuysen

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  • Alexandre Tharaud

    Alexandre Tharaud
  • Andrea Marcon

    Andrea Marcon
  • Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

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  • Raphaela Gromes

  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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  • Javier Perianes

    Javier Perianes
  • Jean Rondeau

    Jean Rondeau
  • Russische Nationalphilharmonie

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  • Shao-Chia Lü

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  • La Cetra Basel

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  • Orfeo 55

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  • Katia & Marielle Labèque

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  • Regensburger Domspatzen

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  • Ensemble Artaserse

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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)

Please read further reviews here.

“Rossini without words? Raphaela Gromes lets her instrument speak! Gromes breathes, phrases, as if she were forming words with her cello coloratura - at times full of temperament, at times with sensitive poignancy. [...] Raphaela Gromes delivers bel canto culture par excellence - and a declaration of love to Rossini.”
(HR2, Nick Sternitzke, November 13, 2018)

“Raphaela Gromes's sweeping, technically refined, and in regards to tone, absolutely convincing way of playing that distinguishes the CD. It fuses powerful flexibility and gratifying elegance, effortless hands and insight as to how an aria must be "sung" on the cello. Furthermore, the artist is blessed with the sense of humour that makes Offenbach's ambitious Rossini Fantaisie (with the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra under Enrico Delambaye) as well as Martinůs delightful variations, a joy to listen to.”
(Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harald Eggebrecht, January 4, 2019)