March 2014

Karl Fiorini Violin Concertos - New CD

March 18, 2014 05:53

Dear all, would like to draw your attention to my latest solo CD that has just been released through Metier (MSV28533) part of the Divine Arts group.

In this recording the solo parts are performed by myself (Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra) and Marta Magdalena Lelek (Violin Concerto N.2) together with Sudecka Philharmonic conducted by Bartosz Zurakowski.

The CD is available on:




In this link you can check some of the reviews that have published about it

Reviews extracts

“This is a super disc of two very impressive violin concertos.... powerful and robust works full of interest with never a dull moment. The writing for the soloist is exemplary and the orchestra is bright and staggeringly good. The sound could not be better and the two violinists are remarkable with excellent intonation and a virtuosity that does not get in the way of the music. The conductor is amazing as he copes with difficult scores with apparent ease. To say more would be a list of superlatives, I cannot recommend this CD highly enough.This is REAL music ” – David Wright (Wrightmusic)

“The two Violin Concertos are hallmark works in new music to my ears. In both cases the solo violin part has a genuine idiosyncratic, outgoing quality that in the hands of these two virtuosi utterly convinces. The orchestra responds to the soloist with the give-and-take dialog one would expect. Bartosz Zurakowski conducts the Sudecka Philharmonic Orchestra in a masterful way and they come through beautifully. Karl Fiorini gives us two excellent works that seem sure to enter the concerto repertoire. They are majestic, thrilling, ultra-modern and exciting to hear. Molto bravo! - Grego Applegate Edwards (Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review)

“Concerto [no.1 is] very much a successor to some of the great violin concertos of the 20 th century from such figures as Bartok and Shostakovich. Fiorini's soundworld is full of angst and mystery, quite spellbinding with some superb playing. Both soloists are exceptionally fine and Bartosz Zurakowski draws excellent playing from the orchestra. The recordings are first rate, Metier must be congratulated for bringing these two terrific works to our attention.” – The Classical Reviewer

“Interpreted at the highest level …Fiorini's writing is extremely lyrical and intense, very effective for instrumental soloists, linearly and polyphonically well constructed. His greatest achievement is perhaps to finely balance very expressive melodies with bold complex atmospheres.”– [awarded 4 stars] Rui Pereira (Ipsilon Musica, Portugal)

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