VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY AT 80 Decca celebrates the 80th Birthday of its longest serving artist Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev signs exclusive deal with Decca Classics & Universal Music Australia VIBRANT YOUNG VIOLINIST SIGNS TO DECCA CLASSICS Ray Chen, the outstanding young violinist, has signed to Decca Classic. BBC Young Musician 2016 Winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason Signs Major Record Deal with Decca Classics Decca Classics is thrilled to announce the signing of extraordinary 17-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of BBC Young Musician 2016. ECHO KLASSIK Award for Alfred Brendel On October 9 2016 Alfred Brendel is to be honoured with the ECHO KLASSIK Life Achievement Award in Berlin, Germany. SIR NEVILLE MARRINER, 1924 - 2016 Decca Classics, which includes the labels L’Oiseau-Lyre, Argo, Philips Classics and ASV, is deeply saddened to hear of the death of one of its greatest and prolific recording artists, Sir Neville Marriner. ECHO Klassik Awards Decca Classics Artists will be honoured for their critically-acclaimed releases at a live-broadcast ceremony on 9 October in Berlin, Germany. 16-YEAR-OLD RECORDER SENSATION LANDS RECORD DEAL Once in a generation, a performer appears who blows musical preconceptions sky-high. Step forward 16-year-old Dutch recorder player Lucie Horsch, who has signed to Decca Classics and is releasing her debut album on 7th October 2016. Choral Music for the Modern Age Norwegian born Ola Gjeilo (Yay-Lo) is one of the most frequently performed composers in the choral world; his debut album on a major record label has been released in April 2016 on Decca Classics. An accomplished composer and pianist, improvisations over his own choral works have become a trademark of his collaborations, and feature within the eleven tracks on this self-titled album – “Ola Gjeilo”. Norwegian by birth, Ola’s soundworld has evolved a style that is both contemporary and familiar, cinematic and evocative. Seiji Ozawa receives Grammy® The 58th annual Grammy® awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles on February 15 and telecast internationally, honoured Seiji Ozawa´s recording of Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et Les Sortileges. Recorded with Isabel Leonard, Yvonne Naef, Susan Graham and the Saito Kinen Orchestra the album was named “Best Opera Recording”. STAR OF PROG ROCK AND THE GODFATHER OF SHOCK ROCK HELP CREATE A SYMPHONIC VERSION OF WISH YOU WERE HERE, THE CLASSIC PINK FLOYD ALBUM Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman are among the performers on DECCA CLASSICS’ new symphonic version of Pink Floyd’s legendary album Wish You Were Here, released to mark its 40th anniversary. The London Orion Orchestra were joined by the guitarists Dave Fowler and Steve McElroy from The Australian Pink Floyd Show to record Wish You Were Here Symphonic, a project produced and masterminded by Pete Smith, working with the New Zealand conductor, Peter Scholes, who arranged the tracks and conducted the recording: the album was recorded, mixed and mastered at the world famous Abbey Road studios in London where the original Pink Floyd album was made. Max Emanuel Cencic leads star cast, including Vince Yi and Juan Sancho Decca Classics is proud to release the first ever complete recording of Arminio, Handel’s opera of political intrigue and dynastic struggle. Radiant Beauty: JANINE JANSEN IN BRAHMS & BARTOK Two landmark concertos receive sensational performances in Janine Jansen’s latest recording for Decca, set for international release in November 2015. The Dutch violinist, described by The Times as “a player you follow wherever she leads”, presents her profound insights into Johannes Brahms’s monumental Violin Concerto and youthful Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

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