International critics have compared Augustin Dumay to the great violinists of the 20th century, describing him as a “great classical stylist”, a reputation underscored by his outstanding recordings for Deutsche Grammophon.
Born of a singular moment in history, the Rachmaninoff International Orchestra embodies the vision of its founder, Mikhail Pletnev, and his commitment to dismantling barriers through the universal language of music.
“Poised and poetic, soulful and tenderly enquiring…she plays with sincerity Mazurkas brought out the most of Klara Min’s reflective and sensitive side”
— Colin Anderson, Classical Source London, on Klara Min’s Wigmore Hall Debut
“…Dautricourt is not afraid to use a gruff tone, which he also deployed in an athletic, exhausting reading of Bartok’s Sonata no.1 that closed the evening. Most impressive was the hallucinatory Adagio, but the feral, percussive final Allegro was not far behind.” — The Strad
Hungarian born violist Máté Szücs has had a career as an award winning soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. Máté was principal viola in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 2011 to 2018 where he also appeared as a soloist playing the Bartók Viola Concerto in September 2017.
Winner of New York Concert Artists Worldwide Competition, Georgian pianist Salome Jordania has performed solo recitals as well as with orchestras in Germany, Azerbaijan, Austria, Armenia, Italy, Spain, Austria, Israel, Ukraine, The Netherlands, France, Russia, Mexico and various states of the USA. She will be giving her debut recital in Berlin Philarmonie in March of 2023.
Born in Montreal, Hélène Mercier starts her piano studies at the age of six and quickly wins re-cognition by getting first honours at the Quebec and Canadian Music Competitions in piano solo and piano-violin. She is also an award winner of the Prague International Chamber Music Competition.
Gabor Takacs-Nagy releases Beethoven’s Complete Symphonies on Deutsche Grammophon. DG and the Verbier Festival present the first physical release on their joint label Verbier Festival Gold. Over a 13-year period (2009–2022), Gábor Takács-Nagy and the Verbier Festival...
Mikhail Pletnev's newly formed Rachmaninoff International Orchestra were featured in a recent article in the renowned French music magazine Diapason. Read the article online here or download the pdf version here.
Maria Joao Pires gave an interview ahead of her Chicago Symphony Center recital in May 2023. Read the full interview here.