New releases - September 2017:

Ilker Arcayürek

Franz Schubert: Der Einsame

Voted into the top ten of a new generation of rising stars and hailed for his golden voice by Opera Now Magazine, tenor Ilker Arcayürek is the winner of the 2016 International Art Song Competition of Stuttgart’s Hugo Wolf Academy. He was finalist of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2015 and is currently a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists. This, his debut recording, features Schubert songs exploring themes of solitude and loneliness.  Ilker is joined by Simon Lepper at the piano.

“A golden and natural lyric tenor, even throughout the range and sensitive to text, with the benefit of solid top notes. … His good looks and easy charm convey well on stage and platform”  Opera Now

Robert Plane

Contrasts: Impressions of Hungary

Award-winning clarinettist Robert Plane presents a highly-spiced collection of Hungarian music by Bartok, Rozsa, Weiner, Dohnanyi and Kurtag.  In addition to Bartok's Contrasts, where he is joined by Lucy Gould and Benjamin Frith, the recording includes the world premiere recording of a piece by Tibor Serly, better known as the completer of Bartok’s Viola Concerto.  Plane discovered the piece quite by accident, through a chance meeting with saxophonist Chris Gradwell who had originally intended to give the UK premiere. "I couldn’t believe that such an atmospheric and infectiously witty piece had lain undiscovered for so long.” The music embraces the spirit of Hollywood, albeit tongue-in-cheek.


Champs Hill: Winner of the RPS Award for Chamber Music and Song 2014

This prestigious award was given to the Music Room at Champs Hill, and Champs Hill Records, in recognition of the venue and label's holistic support for chamber music and song: promoting excellence in performance, and through its own record label, nurturing young talent and exploring unusual repertoire in a calm and supportive environment.


Bartholomew LaFollette: Brahms - works for cello and piano
Bartholomew LaFollette & Caroline Palmer

Franz Schubert: Der Einsame
Ilker Arcayürek


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