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Jack Liebeck

Jack Liebeck - A trio of new releases

Friday 9 February 2024

Jack Liebeck has reason to celebrate with a trio of upcoming albums. “Vaughan Williams: Retrospect” with London Choral Sinfonia & Michael Waldron, “The Music of Frederick Laurence” with Anna Tilbrook and Thomas Wilson’s violin concerto with RSNO & Rory Macdonald.

Robert Hollingworth © Riccardo Cavallari

New Fairest Isle Festival appoints Robert Hollingworth as Artistic Director

Wednesday 24 January 2024

The UK’s newest early music venture, 'Fairest Isle Festival - Early Music on the Isle of Wight' - appoints Robert Hollingworth as Artistic Director.

Emily Sun with UKARIA CEO, Alison Beare

Emily Sun next custodian of "The Adelaide" Guadagnini

Friday 8 December 2023

Internationally acclaimed violinist Emily Sun has been named by UKARIA as the next custodian of ‘The Adelaide’ violin, crafted in Milan in 1753–57 by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini (1711–1786).

Photo credit: Markus Nass Fotografie

Rachel Podger wins Opus Klassik for album Tutta Sola

Monday 9 October 2023

Rachel Podger scoops a Solo Instrumental award from Opus Klassik adding to the growing list of accolades for her album Tutta Sola on Channel Classics, including BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Year Award.

Benevoli: Missa Tu Es Petrus

I Fagiolini releases world premiere recording of Benevoli: Missa Tu Es Petrus

Friday 6 October 2023

Released on Friday 6 October on CORO, ‘Missa Tu Es Petrus’ is the first album in I Fagiolini’s new series featuring world premiere recordings which explore the dazzling multi-choir soundworld of relatively unknown Roman master, Orazio Benevoli.

A Choral Christmas

World premiere recording of Taylor Scott Davis' 'Magnificat' on new Decca Classics album

Friday 29 September 2023

Decca Classics’ unveils its new album ‘A Choral Christmas’ today, alongside the release of the album’s first single, the fourth movement of Taylor Scott Davis’ Magnificat, ‘Deposuit Potentes’. Due for release on 3 November, Grammy-nominated ensemble VOCES8 is joined by its VOCES8 Foundation Choir and Orchestra conducted by Barnaby Smith and soloist Jack Liebeck for an album packed full of choral/orchestral treats including the world premiere recording of Taylor Scott Davis’ ‘Magnificat’ and Taylor’s five new carol arrangements.

Rachel Podger © Broadway Studios

Rachel Podger wins BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year Award & new International appointments unveiled

Thursday 20 April 2023

Rachel Podger has won the BBC Music Magazine 2023 Recording of the Year Award and Instrumental Award for her acclaimed solo recital album, Tutta Sola, on Channel Classics. Simultaneously, we’re thrilled to share news of Rachel’s appointment as Principal Guest Director with internationally renowned orchestra, Tafelmusik, beginning in autumn 2024; also to unveil that Rachel will be Kings Place’s Artist in Focus 23/24. Alongside this two new album releases in April, a Vivaldi Concertos 7CD box-set and CPE Bach with Kristian Bezuidenhout, have already garnered additional accolades.

Bach album cover

Barnaby Smith: new solo album and conducting debuts

Friday 9 December 2022

Recently Grammy-nominated and amongst a busy touring and conducting schedule with VOCES8 and ensembles around the world, Barnaby Smith unveils his new solo album, ‘Bach’, as he makes his debut conducting Nederlandse Reisopera in Handel Messiah.

‘Tutta Sola’ album cover artwork

Rachel Podger: 'Tutta Sola' album release and season ahead

Friday 28 October 2022

We’re delighted to unveil the release of Rachel’s new solo album ‘Tutta Sola’ for Channel Classics on 28 October. The album will be given its US concert premiere at the Library of Congress, Washington on 8 November and its UK concert premiere at the Barbican, London on 15 December before touring on to Europe and the USA through Spring ‘23. Aside from recital touring, Rachel’s packed ’22/’23 Season includes return visits to the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Caramoor and two projects continuing her developing relationship with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jack Liebeck © Kaupo Kikkas

Jack Liebeck: flying season start and new single release

Friday 7 October 2022

Jack Liebeck’s season sets of to a flying start as he releases new single ‘The Lark Ascending’ (arr. Paul Drayton) with VOCES8 on 7 October, and joins them celebrating Vaughan Williams’ 150th anniversary in a special concert ‘LIVE From London The Lost Birds’ which features a new adaptation of ‘The Lark Ascending’ for choir, orchestra and soloist on 15 October. These follow a superb first outing as Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Jack’s first festival exceeded audience development and ticket targets and supported new works, new premieres and artist debuts.

Percius at 10

Percius at 10

Thursday 6 October 2022

Percius celebrated 10 years of service to its artists on 1 October 2022.

Neave Trio © Mark Roemisch

Neave Trio joins Percius

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Percius welcomes the Neave Trio to its family of artists. Forged out of friendship and honed by passion, the Neave Trio has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances, innovative collaborations and its championing of works by living composers.

Emily Sun and Taylor Scott Davis

New Year: new music, new signings

Monday 10 January 2022

Percius is delighted to welcome two new artists to its roster, violinist Emily Sun who is “on the verge of international super-stardom” (The Australian) and composer Taylor Scott Davis whose “inspired pen” (Opera Today) captured many hearts with his recent orchestra and choir works for VOCES8 and LIVE From London Christmas which were premiered on Classic FM and digitally around the globe. The New Year brings new music and new albums too - Percius is proud to unveil new releases by Rachel Podger and I Fagiolini, plus debuts for Jack Liebeck and Simon Crawford-Phillips.

‘Handel’ album cover

Handel with flair! Barnaby Smith's debut solo album release and conducting premieres

Friday 29 October 2021

As the new season starts, conductor, countertenor and Artistic Director Barnaby Smith unveils his debut solo album, ‘Handel’ with Mary Bevan and The Illyria Consort. He looks forward to conducting the world premiere of VOCES8’s new orchestral programme ‘A Christmas Cracker’ in LIVE From London Christmas, before conducting debuts with Nederlandse Reisopera, at Nuremberg festival with the Academy of Ancient Music, and on disc with the Philharmonia Orchestra. 

Ysaÿe, Jack Liebeck © Kaupo Kikkas

Five-star season start for Jack Liebeck : new album Ysaye

Friday 8 October 2021

Jack Liebeck celebrates a five-star season start with his new solo album release, ‘Ysaÿe’, released on 8 October. The Times newspaper hails ‘Ysaÿe’ as an “exceptional release" giving the album a five-star review and noting “an old-time virtuoso reborn, able to fiddle away with such a flourish that you expect his violin to catch fire.” Jack’s concert season opens in return concerto performances with orchestras including the Philharmonia and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, BBC Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony before he launches his first Australian Festival of Chamber Music as the festival's new Artistic Director.

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