New PARMA Artist: Sophya Polevaya

PARMA Recordings is thrilled to welcome composer and performer Sophya Polevaya to the PARMA Family! PARMA will be releasing Sophya's debut EP featuring her original chamber compositions. Her music has garnered performances internationally; some recent highlights include the Spitalfields Music Festival, Cheltenham Music Festival, and BSO Composers Day. Sophya received her Bachelor’s degree in composition... Continue Reading →

Zhen Chen wins a Global Music Award with ERGO

The Navona Records 2017 April release of ERGO, featuring compositions by New York-based composer and pianist Zhen Chen has won the Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards. Zhen Chen received his Bachelor's in piano performance at the Central Conservatory of Music in China, and his Master's in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music,... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: EXASPERATING PERPETUATION

Delivering a diverse cross-section of dynamically rhythmic and tonally expressive chamber works, composer John K. Leupold II presents his debut release on Ravello Records, EXASPERATING PERPETUATION. Described by the Washington Post as “an imaginative exploration of instrumental timbres,” Leupold’s music seeks to enhance the tonal possibilities of the instruments through the use of tension, personification,... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: DEMOCRACY

Composed in the wake of 9/11, Barry Seroff's DEMOCRACY is a multifaceted, genre-spanning examination of the spiritual and philosophical roots of American thought. Calling on texts from Quaker preachers, American poets, Japanese haiku, and Nietzsche, Seroff forms a flowing narrative charting our cultural development from the innocence and purity of infancy through the growing awareness of adolescence... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: INNER MUSIC

On his debut release on Navona Records, INNER MUSIC, composer Ruud van Eeten presents three works that highlight the refinement and control evident in his compositional style performed by Matangi Quartet, Amstel Quartet,  and pianist Saskia Lankhoorn. Audiophile Audition says, "Ruud Van Eeten is clearly a talented and well-trained musician." Find the album on iTunes... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Kamyar Mohajer

We are excited to announce that composer Kamyar Mohajer is joining the PARMA family! This January we'll be making our way across the country to record Kamyar's debut album of his original compositions in California. The album includes five new chamber works with performances from The Alexander String Quartet, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and more. The pieces,... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: AUGUST RUINS

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens is a composer whose music is informed and guided by deep connections with visual media, literature, travel, and works by composers past and present. AUGUST RUINS, an album of Stevens' works for solo cello, gives these influences life through the cello's unequivocal range and timbre, allowing for a raw, isolated expression of... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jan Jirásek

Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? To feature just a few out of many – Arthur Honegger, Black Sabbath, J.S. Bach, Jethro Tull, Ludwig van Beethoven, folk music… I sought to absorb from many sources. What was your most unusual performance, or the most embarrassing thing that happened to you during a performance?... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Demetrius Spaneas

Demetrius Spaneas a composer, musician, and musical ambassador,  has earned awards from ASCAP, Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, U.S. State Department, and Russian Senate. Today, with the re-release of FROM A FAR-OFF WORLD, Demetrius is our next featured artist in "The Inside Story," a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of... Continue Reading →

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