Lisa Batiashvili; Isabelle Faust; Renaud Capuçon Short-Listed for Gramophone Awards 2017 border=0 align=

Lisa Batiashvili; Isabelle Faust; Renaud Capuçon Short-Listed for Gramophone Awards 2017

August 16, 2017, 9:12 AM · Violinists Lisa Batiashvili, Isabelle Faust and Renaud Capuçon are among those short-listed for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017, announced today by London-based Gramophone Magazine. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the awards.

Both Lisa Batiashvili and Isabelle Faust were nominated in the Concerto category; Batiashvili for her recording of Sibelius and Tchaikovsky and Faust for her recording of the complete Mozart Violin Concertos. Renaud Capuçon was nominated in the Contemporary category for his recording of works by Wolfgang Rihm; Pascal Dusapin and Bruno Mantovani Congratulations to all nominees! Keep reading...

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 193: Simone Porter, Augustin Hadelich, Stefan Jackiw

August 14, 2017, 4:43 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Simone Porter performed the Vivaldi Concerti Nos. 3 and 4 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

  • Los Angeles Times: "Refusing to accept the limitations of period performance, she played happily and gracefully with a big, plush tone and lots of dynamic contrasts and drama."

Augustin Hadelich performed the Brahms with the Aspen Festival Orchestra.

  • The Aspen Times: "He had a clear idea of how he wanted things to develop in this monumental 45-minute musical journey, ratcheting up the tension and letting it ebb gently, tracing an arc that somehow felt both inevitable and fresh."
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Lily and Mischa Maisky: Catching the Horizon

August 14, 2017, 9:42 AM · On a sunny afternoon in Taipei (Taiwan) I met with the great Latvian cellist Mischa Maisky and his daughter, pianist Lily Maisky, who were in town for a recital at the National Concert Hall, as part of their Asian concert tour. Over the past 12 years, father and daughter have played together hundreds of concert on numerous occasions.

When I asked the Maiskys what being father and daughter adds to their playing, Lily smiled and replied: "It's similar blood flowing through our veins. The fact is we have a very similar feeling for music. Music between us is a natural communication. It is hard to explain in words. I have been inspired and influenced so much by my father. I didn't have that many teachers in my life and I really learn the most from playing with him. He taught me many principles and laws of music, and the general approach to music making." Keep reading...

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