The Inside Story: Fuego Quartet and MIGRATION

Renowned for their award-winning performances, the Fuego Quartet is devoted to the performance of both standard and contemporary works for all audiences. Founded in 2015 at the Eastman School of Music, Fuego is passionate about community engagement and education, striving to bring new sounds into familiar spaces and introduce music of all types to audiences... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Garth Baxter and RESISTANCE

Composer Garth Baxter is noted for his modern traditionalist style of writing. This style combines the traditions of form and clear melodic writing with the use of contemporary approaches to harmonies and other elements. He is recognized as one of the preeminent composers of art songs and has been described as an unabashed lyrical tonal... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Tower Duo and CROSSWIND

Tower Duo is a flute and saxophone ensemble based in Columbus OH that specializes in creating engaging musical experiences with a particular interest in performing and premiering contemporary works by emerging composers. Tower Duo, whose members are flutist Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist Michael Rene Torres, has been performing together since 2007. The duo has... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Ryan Jesperson and SPECTRA VOL. 2

Ryan Jesperson is a composer whose music is steeped in the modern practice of blurring genres and skewing expectations. Ryan holds degrees from Washington State University and The Hartt School and earned his doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he was a Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellow and recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Dissertation Award.... Continue Reading →

“Letters from the Road” – The China Tours

PARMA Recordings' first tour of China kicked off this summer, with artists packing their bags for the upcoming opportunities abroad. Over the past couple months, we've watched from afar with pride as ensembles made their way through debut tours across China - a nation eager to welcome and experience Western culture and music. Axiom Quartet... 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 →

Christopher Biggs and The Inside Story: DECADE ZERO

Composer Christopher Biggs, who was a featured composer on ONYX, is now releasing his debut Ravello Records album DECADE ZERO. Biggs’ music has been presented across the United States and Europe, as well as Latin America and Asia. His music is regularly performed at conferences and festivals, including the International Computer Music Conference, SEAMUS Conference,... 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 →

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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