Press Release date: September 2011
BBT News Update September 2011
Nino Gvetadze - Gretchen am Spinnrade
Since winning the Liszt competition in Utrecht in 2008, Amsterdam-based Georgian pianist Nino Gvetadze has been immersed in the composer’s works. Her 2010 BBT award realised her dream of not only recording Liszt, but also commissioning a short film to highlight the release of her CD Widmung (Orchid Classics) in the composer’s bicentennial year. Graham Johnston’s ethereal animation of Gretchen am Spinnrade evokes the surging emotion and beauty of the music with delicate line drawings that dance across the screen. Nino makes her UK debut at the Cadogan Hall on 1 October with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Paul Hoskins when she performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1.
Erik Bosgraaf CD Release
Erik Bosgraaf’s latest CD for Brilliant Classics, of Bach Concerti, is released in November 2011, coinciding with his residency at the Van Wassenaer Festival at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam when he will play the new recorders BBT recently commissioned for him.
Hannes Minnaar CD Release
For his debut CD, Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar has chosen works written in the first decade of the 20th century: Ravel’s Miroirs and Sonatine paired with Rachmaninov’s rarely performed or recorded Sonata No.1. The CD is released in October 2011 on the Benelux-based Etcetera label.