Gramophone

Gramophone: One to Watch – Nicolas Namoradze

Gramophone: One to Watch – Nicolas Namoradze

The Georgian pianist Nicolas Namoradze, the winner of the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, has already impressed pianists of rare knowledge and experience. Like the two Honens winners before him (Pavel Kolesnikov in 2012 and Luca Buratto in 2015), Namoradze will make his debut recording for Hyperion.

Gramophone: Nancy Zhou Wins Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

Gramophone: Nancy Zhou Wins Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

The winner of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition – which carries the highest monetary prize of any music competition of its type – has been won by American violinist Nancy Zhou.

Gramophone: Anne Akiko Meyers presents an exclusive first listen to Rautavaara's Fantasia

Gramophone: Anne Akiko Meyers presents an exclusive first listen to Rautavaara's Fantasia

Last December Anne Akiko Meyers travelled to Finland to play Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra, written by the great composer, Einojuhani Rautavaara, which she will be premiering with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony this upcoming season. Sadly with Rautavaara’s recent death, this will be a posthumous world premiere.