October 162020

Watch: Eric Lu returns to Wigmore Hall with Schubert

Pianist Eric Lu's Schubert recital at Wigmore Hall was live streamed on BBC Radio 3, youtube, and Facebook and is available to view:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric will open La Jolla Music Society's 2020-21 season with three performances on October 31 and November 1, featuring works by Mozart, Schubert, and Scriabin.

July 21, 2020

Ana de la Vega and Schaghajegh Nosrati nominated for Opus Klassik awards

Flutist Ana de la Vega has been nominated for Germany's prestigious Opus Klassik Award in three categories for her album of concertos by Haydn and Stamitz with oboist Ramón Ortega Quero and the Trondheim Soloists.

Watch: de la Vega plays Haydn

Pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati is nominated for her critically acclaimed recording of works by Alkan.

Watch: Nosrati plays Alkan

Congratulations Ana and Schaghajegh!

June 15, 2020

Eric Lu's Chopin Album Is Enthusiastically Received

Gramophone:

"Lu explores each of these miniatures with the utmost poetry and sensitivity... But it’s how Lu has fashioned the set into a single whole that is the most inspiring aspect. "

BBC Music Magazine:

Five Stars ***** | Instrumental Choice

"Lu's playing is in a rare class – one that has a vacancy since Radu Lupu’s retirement. This type of sensitivity and emotional intuition does not grow on trees, especially not when served by such a technique, with richly singing tone and delicate fleetness of finger."

September 11, 2020

Gidon Kremer, Mari Samuelsen, John Kennedy, and Kremerata Baltica join WA roster

Wittenberg Artists has announced a significant expansion of its roster and is thrilled to welcome the following artists:

John Kennedy conductor & composer

Gidon Kremer, violin

Mari Samuelsen, violin

Kremerata Baltica, chamber orchestra

Read about it in Musical America and

The Violin Channel.

June 17, 2020

Wittenberg Artists Launches with Roster of Six Outstanding Artists

Wittenberg Artists is thrilled to collaborate with six world-class musicians from the US, Germany, Australia, and the UK:

 

Stella Chen, violin

Steven Isserlis, cello

Eric Lu, piano

Schaghajegh Nosrati, piano

Ana de la Vega, flute 

Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor

Please read Martin Wittenberg's welcome message here. 

September 2, 2020

Conductor Jean-Claude Picard Joins Wittenberg Artists for General Management

Wittenberg Artists is delighted to announce general management and worldwide representation for conductor Jean-Claude Picard.

Formerly associate conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jean-Claude Picard is starting his second seasons in two chief conductor positions: as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières in his native Quebec; and as Chief Conductor of the Scottish Ballet.

Welcome Jean-Claude!

June 16, 2020

Steven Isserlis Returns to Wigmore Hall in Live Broadcast Recital

Wigmore Hall and BBC Radio 3 resumed their daily 's lunchtime recital series in June with live broadcast performances without audiences in the hall.

Steven Isserlis, a Wigmore regular for many years,  returned on June 8th with pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen and works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Fauré - to enthusiastic reviews:

"Judging from his playing…the celebrated cellist was feeling like a musical prisoner savouring his first day of freedom. Everything about his recital with the pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen spoke of a performer carried away by a reunion with his instrument and his art." 

The Guardian *****

Image: Wigmore Hall

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