Primephonic: Gerard Schwarz at 70 - An Interview

Primephonic: Gerard Schwarz at 70 - An Interview

Gerard Schwarz, music director of the All-Star Orchestra and the Eastern Music Festival, and Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony, enters his 70th year. Marking the occasion, an impressive 30-disc album has recently been released on Naxos Records. Primephonic caught up with him to discuss his impressive career, superb recordings and unstoppable endeavours.

Fort Worth Business Press: Beyond the keyboard - Cliburn career management a key for winners

Fort Worth Business Press: Beyond the keyboard - Cliburn career management a key for winners

There's a lot more to being a Cliburn winner than the prestige that goes with the title. As in other professions, much goes on behind the scenes to ensure a long and successful career as a pianist. Beyond the prestige, cash prizes and hours of rehearsal, the medalists of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition get the opportunity to launch careers as concert pianists through concert bookings, recordings and significant media exposure via the career management prize.

Miroirs CA: In Conversation with Anne Akiko Meyers

Miroirs CA: In Conversation with Anne Akiko Meyers

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers doesn’t just set the standard; she is the standard. Her internationally acclaimed recordings and performances have a distinction that’s all about interpretative sophistication, silky sounds and crystal intonation. She also has a keen interest in promoting and commissioning works by composers of our time.

New York Classical Review: Schwarz, Juilliard Orchestra deliver stellar advocacy for neglected American composers

New York Classical Review: Schwarz, Juilliard Orchestra deliver stellar advocacy for neglected American composers

Yet without conductors like Gerard Schwarz this music [William Schuman, David Diamond, Walter Piston, Peter Mennin, and others] would remain even more lost, as it incomprehensibly has been for almost sixty years, with the rare exceptions amounting to little more than dutiful condescension.

The New Yorker: The Return of Mid-Century American Symphonies

The New Yorker: The Return of Mid-Century American Symphonies

The conductor Gerard Schwarz’s upcoming concert with the Juilliard Orchestra, at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday, highlights an essential but overlooked period of American composition: the great mid-twentieth-century symphonies.

The New York Times: Hear the Martha Argerich Recording That Inspired Yekwon Sunwoo

The New York Times: Hear the Martha Argerich Recording That Inspired Yekwon Sunwoo

We asked some of the most talented younger pianists (and one harpsichordist) to share and discuss their favorite Argerich recordings. Their answers — and the music — are below. Yekwon Sunwoo, the 28-year-old South Korean pianist who won this year’s Cliburn Competition, loved Ms. Argerich’s recording of “Gaspard de la Nuit,” but then he found a video of her playing the piece.

Miroirs CA: Anne Akiko Meyers with Philharmonia Orchestra

Miroirs CA: Anne Akiko Meyers with Philharmonia Orchestra

Anne Akiko Meyers gives transcendent and breathtaking performances in this new release of works by Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016), Karol Szymanowski and Maurice Ravel – using her Ex-Vieuxtemps 1741 Guarneri del Gesu - with beautifully crafted support from the Philharmonia Orchestra under Kristjan Jarvi.