Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, is delighted to announce an unprecedented partnership with Naxos Records whereby six outstanding students from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire will each have the chance to make their all-important debut recording.

The recordings in this innovative and fascinating series will take place in the Conservatoire’s own acoustically-acclaimed Bradshaw Hall for future international release on Naxos Records.

This forward-thinking initiative ties in well with Professor Lloyd Webber’s own philosophy that music students should have the chance to experience as many aspects of the music industry as possibly as an integral part of their overall music education.

The students, all chosen for their exceptional musicianship are pianists Daniel Lebhardt, Roman Kosyakov, Pascal Pascaleff, Andrey Ivanov and Domonkos Csabay together with violist Yue Yu. They will record music by composers as varied as Liszt, Scarlatti and Schumann together with world premiere recordings of music by Holst, Britten and York Bowen.

Professor Julian Lloyd Webber said of this very special agreement: “I am delighted that Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is able to offer our talented students this extraordinary opportunity to record for one of the world’s leading record labels at the very start of their careers. I am certain that they will make the most of this unprecedented agreement”.

Naxos President and Founder, Klaus Heymann added: “Naxos is excited to begin this new relationship with the superbly gifted students of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire”.


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