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New recording from Grammy®-nominated violinist Philippe Quint: Concertos by Charles-Auguste de Beriot

August 26, 2008

Naxos has released the most recent recording from two-time Grammy®-nominee and violinist Philippe Quint: Charles-Auguste de Bériot’s Violin Concertos Nos. 2, 3 & 5 (Naxos 8.570360).

In his 34 years, Quint has performed throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Africa. The Strad described him as “dazzling. He is a violinist of uncommon brilliance and flair. Intonation is impeccable, and he brings to the score the grand gestures of his Russian training.” Quint has appeared with major orchestras across the globe under the batons of noted conductors who include Kurt Masur, Marin Alsop, Andrew Litton, Maxim Shostakovich, Hans Graf, and Carlos Miguel Prieto.

He has been nominated for two Grammy® Awards (including one for Best Soloist with orchestra) for his Naxos debut release of William Schuman’s Violin Concerto (Naxos 8.559083), an album that also won “Editor’s Choice” distinctions from Gramophone and The Strad magazines. The disc thoroughly established his unique identity as a champion of American music as he continued his explorations with three more critically acclaimed releases: Bernstein’s Serenade (Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony  Orchestra on Naxos 8.559245), Ned Rorem’s Violin Concerto (Serebrier/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on Naxos 8.559278), and Miklos Rozsa’s complete works for violin and piano (with pianist William Wolfram on Naxos 8.570190).

Quint’s newest Naxos CD release in May 2008 of music by Corigliano and Thomson (8.559364) has already been received with great enthusiasm, winning Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice” for September 2008 and WNYC’s “CD Pick of the Week.” In December, 2008, Naxos releases Quint’s performance of Korngold’s beloved Violin Concerto, with Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting. He has also completed a new CD of works by Paganini, arranged by Fritz Kreisler, slated for release in 2009.

He will return to Carnegie’s Weill Hall on September 23, 2008 at 8 PM to perform a recital of solo violin works.

 - Posted by Kelly, Naxos Blog - , 23 August 2008


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