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 Inside Story: Sergio Cervetti, Take 2

Described as a composer of “emotionally dense” works by Sonograma, Uruguayan-born Sergio Cervetti, a longtime PARMA friend, and artist, has firmly established himself in the New Music scene, winning several prizes for his compositions and having them performed for international audiences, and in films, including Natural Born Killers. Today Cervetti is our next featured artist in... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: LINGERING LONGINGS

LINGERING LONGINGS is Carl Vollrath's second volume in his clarinet and piano pairing works. Released on Navona Records a year after the first volume, PAST RECOLLECTIONS, volume two continues to celebrate past events through musical narratives, tenderly and radiantly performed by clarinetist Michael Norsworthy and pianist Yoko Hagino. Sonograma says "The authority Norsworthy and Hagino [have musically], based... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: TIME, STILL

Emmy award-winning composer Bruce Babcock presented us with his solo Navona Records release TIME, STILL in April of 2015; which differs in the sound he normally writes. The music on this album is serious and contemplative at points, but the effervescence of Babcock's metrically shifting style and sound percolates to the surface throughout. Sonograma Magazine says... Continue Reading →

PARMA Album of the Day: SELECTED PIANO WORKS

Pianist and educator, Cicilia Yudha, releases her debut PARMA album SELECTED PIANO WORKS, featuring piano works by composers Robert Casadesus and Henri Dutilleux on Navona Records in September of last year. Sonograma Magazine says the album has "musical expression with a depth worthy of his immense musical talent." You can purchase SELECTED PIANO WORKS on Amazon, iTunes,... Continue Reading →

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