When Things Get Real

The artists entrance at Carnegie Hall is somewhat imposing.  Along both walls are large photographs of artists who have graced the world's most famous stage.  It's impossible to not get a little nervous when you see Maria Callas staring down.  Two more steps and Ella Fitzgerald is standing beside you.  Suddenly you realize that you're... Continue Reading →

Classical Music and Baseball

Guest post by PARMA intern (and Red Sox fan) Matt DeSchuiteneer Baseball holds a special place in American culture. Of all the major sports played here in the States, only baseball has the honor of being called “The American Pastime.”  And for good reason:  With over 150 years of play, baseball has given us countless... Continue Reading →

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

There's something about walking into Carnegie Hall that makes you feel a bit awestruck.  It's an imposing building -- taking up an entire city block in midtown Manhattan -- that dominates everything around it.  Couple that with the iconic composers and performers who have graced the Hall's multiple stages:  Tchaikovsky (who conducted Carnegie Hall's opening... Continue Reading →

PARMA Welcomes Award-Winning Conductor Miran Vaupotić to the Team as Project Director

PARMA Recordings is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning Croatia-based conductor Miran Vaupotić as Project Director. The Chief Conductor of the Zagreb-based Croatian Chamber Orchestra and winner of the First Prize of the 12th International Aram Khachaturian Conducting Competition in 2016, Vaupotić has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and... 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 →

New PARMA Project: The MOTO Series

PARMA is excited to announce the third installment in the MOTO recording and performance series! This new album will again feature PARMA lead cellist Ovidiu Marinescu and his group, Trio Casals (Sylvia Ahramjian (violin), Ovidiu Marinescu (cello), Anna Kislitsyna (piano). The first album, 2013’s MOTO PERPETUO, featured a set of moving works for cello and... Continue Reading →

PARMA Featured Album: ROSE

We have released a lot of terrific music over the past few years, and we'd like to start to dig through our catalog to reintroducing our albums through features. Our first featured album is Michael Laurello's Ravello Records release, ROSE. ROSE, an acoustic and electric sound album, is Laurello's debut album. Reviewers such as Review... Continue Reading →

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