Reaching for the Stars

PARMA is no stranger to unique projects, from quick timelines to unusual instrumentation. So in mid-October, when accomplished film score composer Zak Engel reached out to PARMA to discuss a particularly powerful and moving project with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, we were more than happy to take part in the effort. Engel... Continue Reading →

November 2018 Album Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the great pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on to hear a selection of what the press had to say this month about releases from Navona and Ravello Records. [Above: Performers on TWO CELLS... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Mark Lieb and JOHANNES BRAHMS / ELLIOTT CARTER: CLARINET QUINTETS

Clarinetist Mark Lieb is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Phoenix Ensemble. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, where he studied clarinet performance with Robert Marcellus, former Principal clarinet with the Cleveland Orchestra, and David Shifrin, clarinet soloist and former Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Hans Bakker and LEGENDS & LIGHT

After finishing his studies in piano, church organ, and choral conducting in Utrecht, composer Hans Bakker began teaching piano at music schools in the Netherlands. Apart from his teaching practice, he conducted two choirs and was active in the improvisational music scene. After graduation from the University of Amsterdam, he returned to music, becoming completely... Continue Reading →

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