We’re excited to announce Orlando Cela‘s upcoming album will be released on Ravello Records:
Venezuelan-born musician Orlando Cela is committed to engaging audiences with lively performances that open new worlds of experience. Known for his engaging performances using imaginative programming, Orlando has premiered over 100 works, both as a flutist and as a conductor. In concert, Mr. Cela regularly offers short lively introductions to selected works, offering audiences entry points into unfamiliar works, so that listeners can easily connect the music with other life experiences.
To help expand the flute repertoire further, Orlando recently launched FluteLab, an online forum in which he answers composers’ questions about writing for the flute, posting answers and commentaries in engaging video clips to help the entire field and share the latest approaches and technical wizardry.
The upcoming album will feature works by contemporary composers Jean-Patrick Besingrand, Lou Bunk, Robert Gross, Dana Kaufman, Stratis Minakakis, Maxwell Dulaney, and Ziteng Ye, written utilizing extended techniques for the flute, for the purposes of helping promote these great works and to encourage daring new works for the flute in general.
Orlando received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University and holds two master’s degrees (flute and conducting) from New England Conservatory. His teachers include Glenn Michael Egner, Anne Reynolds, and Paula Robison, and he has performed in master classes for Raymond Guiot, Alan Marion, Shigenori Kudo, and Leone Buyse.
Hear some of Orlando’s past work below, and keep an eye out for more news about the upcoming album!
By Brandon MacNeil, Senior A&R Representative