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Soo Bae records Piatti Caprices for Naxos

October 16, 2008

Cellist Soo Bae has recorded her debut CD in Toronto for Naxos, produced by Norbert Kraft, featuring all twelve solo cello caprices of cellist-composer Alfredo Piatti, which were compared by the great Yehudi Menuhin to the Bach solo suites. The recording was made at St  John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, between 12–14 September 2008. See and hear her on YouTube.

Praised by The New Yorker as "superb," and for "rich and romantic with crisp incisive technique" by The Strad, cellist Soo Bae was recognized in September 2006 by her home country of Canada as the top young cellist in the nation when she garnered First Prize in the Canada Council of the Arts Instrument Bank competition, resulting in a three-year loan of the ca. 1696 Bonjour Stradivari cello. This reaffirms her status among the premiere cellists of her generation, following top prizes awarded to her in July 2006 at the 6th Adam International Cello Festival & Competition in Christchurch, New Zealand and in March 2005 at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

Cellist Soo Bae,
recording session 2008
Photo and video courtesy of Bonnie Silver and Norbert Kraft

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