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  Grammy nomination

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Presto Award winner!

Federico Colli wins Top 10 Recording of the Year

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Diapason d'Or de l'Année

Chandos won two awards, including Sound Recording

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ICMA nominations

Chandos has been nominated for two ICMA awards 2019!

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Album launch

Congratulations to Ferio for a fantastic Rhinegold Live!

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Musician in Residence

Ivan Ilic is new Musician in Residence at Ulster University

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Lifetime Achievement

Neeme Järvi wins Lifetime Achievement Award

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Finley's special release

Gerald Finley has released a single ahead of LNOTP 2018.

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Album of the Week

New release Finzi album is the Guardian's Album of Week.

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Gramophone Nomination

For Bergen Philharmonic's Grieg album, congratulations!

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Doric String Quartet 

Doric Quartet feature on the cover of the Strad

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100th anniversary of RAF

Some of the finest RAF bands on one album to celebrate

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Ilic: Reicha Rediscovered

All 4 episodes of the series are now available.

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Allan Clayton: RPS winner

Allan wins RPS 2018 Singer award - congratulations!

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Grammy Award Winners

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Finalist 2018
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Presto Recordings of the Year
“There are some exquisite things here … Reich himself describes this as one of [Electric Counterpoint’s] greatest recordings. He’s right; and production-wise it’s near-perfect, with every strand clear. If you’re sufficiently antediluvian to still possess an amplifier and speakers, crank them up and encourage your neighbours to go out. This disc works on so many levels. Shibe’s playing is predictably excellent, and it’s fun to hear him electrified …”
“There are some exquisite things here … Reich himself describes this as one of [Electric Counterpoint’s] greatest recordings. He’s right; and production-wise it’s near-perfect, with every strand clear. If you’re sufficiently antediluvian to still possess an amplifier and speakers, crank them up and encourage your neighbours to go out. This disc works on so many levels. Shibe’s playing is predictably excellent, and it’s fun to hear him electrified …”
The Arts Desk.com
“The magic of this new-comer is in the combination of ancient and modern, old and new, acoustic and amplified sounds … Steve Reich seems to love this new recording of his piece and it’s easy to hear why: the sound, quality and clarity of the mix is excellent.”   Andrew McGregor
“The magic of this new-comer is in the combination of ancient and modern, old and new, acoustic and amplified sounds … Steve Reich seems to love this new recording of his piece and it’s easy to hear why: the sound, quality and clarity of the mix is excellent.”   Andrew McGregor
BBC Radio 3 Record Review
"...Sean Shibe is one of those bright young virtuosi who see programming as an act of creative challenge and responsibility rather than dull routine … arrangements of music from four early Scottish lute manuscripts are played with gorgeous sensitivity by Shibe [but] they are merely the start of an absorbing aural journey that treads gently into the 20th and 21st centuries”  *****
"...Sean Shibe is one of those bright young virtuosi who see programming as an act of creative challenge and responsibility rather than dull routine … arrangements of music from four early Scottish lute manuscripts are played with gorgeous sensitivity by Shibe [but] they are merely the start of an absorbing aural journey that treads gently into the 20th and 21st centuries”  *****
The Scotsman
“I suspect his beautifully touched-in accounts of pieces from 17th-century Scottish manuscripts will get more living-room plays than Julia Wolfe’s LAD, an abrasive electric-guitar scream originally conceived for nine bagpipes. In between, he also supplies a definitive performance of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.”
“I suspect his beautifully touched-in accounts of pieces from 17th-century Scottish manuscripts will get more living-room plays than Julia Wolfe’s LAD, an abrasive electric-guitar scream originally conceived for nine bagpipes. In between, he also supplies a definitive performance of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.”
The Guardian - 20 September 2018
Nominee Solo Vocal Category
Nominee Solo Vocal Category
Gramophone Music Awards 2014
Finalist 2014
Finalist 2014
Presto Recordings of the Year
"... Bondarenko, who won the song prize at Cardiff Singer of the World in 2011, is a delight with his honeyed, even tone and faultless phrasing. Burnside accompanies with his usual tact and intelligence. As a whole, the set is a very distinguished piece of work ..."
"... Bondarenko, who won the song prize at Cardiff Singer of the World in 2011, is a delight with his honeyed, even tone and faultless phrasing. Burnside accompanies with his usual tact and intelligence. As a whole, the set is a very distinguished piece of work ..."
The Guardian - 24 April 2014

Editor's Choice

"...Practically everything … rings true in this set, sung gloriously with palpable heart and soul ..." ****

Editor's Choice

"...Practically everything … rings true in this set, sung gloriously with palpable heart and soul ..." ****

Gramophone magazine - May 2014
"...I was quickly won over by Andrei Bondarenko’s burnished baritone sound and sensitivity … The two sopranos are top-note perfect … Burnside remains a firm, clear companion throughout ..." *****
"...I was quickly won over by Andrei Bondarenko’s burnished baritone sound and sensitivity … The two sopranos are top-note perfect … Burnside remains a firm, clear companion throughout ..." *****
BBC Music magazine - May 2014
"Burnside’s brilliant playing … allures the ear at every turn"
"Burnside’s brilliant playing … allures the ear at every turn"
The Sunday Times - 23 March 2014
"This is a richly rewarding and fascinating set … the star of the show is undoubtedly Burnside, playing throughout with unfailing intensity and sensitivity: voice and piano are truly equal partners here, and the results are electrifying "   *****
"This is a richly rewarding and fascinating set … the star of the show is undoubtedly Burnside, playing throughout with unfailing intensity and sensitivity: voice and piano are truly equal partners here, and the results are electrifying "   *****
The Telegraph - 27 February 2014
"...The four works on this disc are sung by the Syred Consort with exemplary vitality… fans of Baroque and choral music will surely stand in their debt for the revelation of a musical personality who speaks with a directness that is both beguiling and compelling."
"...The four works on this disc are sung by the Syred Consort with exemplary vitality… fans of Baroque and choral music will surely stand in their debt for the revelation of a musical personality who speaks with a directness that is both beguiling and compelling."
MusicWeb-International.com - July 2016
"Despite the title, Palmer’s forces explore far beyond the three deliciously crunchy Crucifixus settings for which the Venetian Lotti (1667-1740) is known… Both larger works reveal a rich style, as do a vivid Dixit Dominus and an expressive Miserere."
"Despite the title, Palmer’s forces explore far beyond the three deliciously crunchy Crucifixus settings for which the Venetian Lotti (1667-1740) is known… Both larger works reveal a rich style, as do a vivid Dixit Dominus and an expressive Miserere."
The Sunday Times - May 2016
Record of the Week
"...The recording lends a really nice halo to the voices, and it’s great to hear more Lotti at last)
Record of the Week
"...The recording lends a really nice halo to the voices, and it’s great to hear more Lotti at last)
BBC Radio 3 Record Review - April 2016
"...Lotti’s music is strongly profiled, solidly baroque, with an especially expressive fugue at the end of the Gloria, then re-used in the Benedictus. There are a good number of first recordings here, driven well by Ben Palmer."
"...Lotti’s music is strongly profiled, solidly baroque, with an especially expressive fugue at the end of the Gloria, then re-used in the Benedictus. There are a good number of first recordings here, driven well by Ben Palmer."
The Guardian - May 2016

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