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: PERCIPIENCE

The history of setting literary text in music is a considerable one, from Schubert's Lieder to Benjamin Britten's Serenade to art songs of the 21st century. Composer Michael Murray presents four song cycles on his Navona Records releases PERCIPIENCE, all of which emphasize the deep connection between poetry and music as varying means of expression that... Continue Reading →

Recordings in Moravia

We went to the Czech Republic last month to record once again with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, one of our top partner ensembles, this time including works by contemporary composers Carl Vollrath, John Carollo, and Daniel Crozier. It was a nice time of year to experience Moravia, and I wanted to write up a quick post to... Continue Reading →

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