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Soo-Hyun Park  
Soo-Hyun Park
Born in Seoul in 1989, Soo-Hyun Park began playing the violin at the age of seven. From 1999 she attended Dora Schwarzberg’s masterclasses at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she was also taught by Lucia Hall and Anna Kandinskaia.

Sophie Pacini  
Sophie Pacini

Born in 1991, Sophie Pacini started piano at the age of ten at the Salzburg Mozarteum, where she joined the Institute for Highly Talented Musicians in 2004. From 2007 she continued her studies with Pavel Gililov.

She has won numerous national and international competitions, including the Young Musicians Award in 2002 and 2005, and the Grotrian-Steinweg competition in Braunschweig in 2006. She was recently the youngest candidate to win the Austrian universities’ Great Scholarship Prize, founded by Hildegard Maschmann and endowed with 12,000 euros, as well as the Huebel Scholarship Prize of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. In early 2011 she gave a recital at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and won the Edmond de Rothschild Group Award, which enabled her to record this CD.


Stephen Kovacevich  
Stephen Kovacevich
Stephen Kovacevich is one of the most searching interpreters. As a pianist he has won unsurpassed admiration for his playing of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert. In addition to his long and distinguished career as a soloist he has conducted for many years, winning warm praise for his work with orchestras throughout the world in repertoire from the 18th and 19th centuries. Kovacevich has enjoyed two long-term relationships with recording companies, first Philips and then EMI. Kovacevich has recently recorded Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations for Onyx Classics, exactly 40 years after his first recording of the work for Philips in 1968.

Susan Graham  
Susan Graham
Susan Graham is world famous in opera, concerts, and recitals – and particularly in the French repertoire which marks her wonderful debut on Onyx Classics, Un frisson francais. 
 
Born in New Mexico and raised in Texas, Susan Graham studied at Texas Tech University and the Manhattan School of Music. 
Dubbed "America's favorite mezzo" by Gramophone magazine, the Grammy Award-winning singer captivates audiences with her expressive voice, tall and graceful stature, and natural, engaging acting ability in comedy as well as tragedy.  Her hometown of Midland, Texas, has made September 5 its annual "Susan Graham Day"!

For upcoming concert dates, see links below:
www.susangraham.com
www.imgartists.com

Theodore Kerkezos  
Theodore Kerkezos
Theodore Kerkezos was twice nominated for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in the categories "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra” and "Best Classical Album”. He has recorded and performed the complete saxophone’s repertoire with orchestras such as the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Moscow Radio Symphony, Zurich Symphony, Berlin Symphony and he has collaborated with Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Bashmet, Yuri Simonov. Works by Iannis Xenakis and Mikis Theodorakis are dedicated to him.

Various artists  
Various artists

Vasily Petrenko  
Vasily Petrenko
Vasily Petrenko was born in 1976 and started his music education at the St Petersburg Capella Boys Music School – the oldest music school in Russia. He then studied at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and has also participated in masterclasses with such major figures as Ilya Musin, Mariss Jansons, and Yuri Temirkanov. Following considerable success in a number of international conducting competitions including the Fourth Prokofiev Conducting Competition in St Petersburg (2003), First Prize in the Shostakovich Choral Conducting Competition in St Petersburg (1997) and First Prize in the Sixth Cadaques International Conducting Competition in Spain, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2007. 

Viktoria Mullova  
Viktoria Mullova
Viktoria Mullova is an internationally acclaimed artist who studied at the Central Music School of Moscow and at the Moscow Conservatoire. Her extraordinary talent captured international attention when she won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982.   Since then, she has appeared with most of the world's greatest orchestras and conductors and at the major international festivals. Recently she has developed a passion for Baroque music in collaboration with leading artists such as Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini, Giuliano Carmignola and Ottavio Dantone.

For upcoming concert dates, see links below:
www.viktoriamullova.com
www.askonasholt.co.uk

Wolfgang Holzmair  
Wolfgang Holzmair
Wolfgang Holzmair was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria, and studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Hilde Rössel-Majdan and Erik Werba. 

The singer performs in recital throughout the world, including London, Lisbon, New York, Washington, at the Risør Festival (Norway), Bath Festival (UK), Menuhin Festival (Switzerland) and the Bregenz Festival. 

Yuri Bashmet  
Yuri Bashmet
The world's most-renowned viola-player, Yuri Bashmet's commitment to music and musicians is phenomenal, not only as a soloist either in concerto or in recital, but also as a chamber player.  Bashmet has championed the concertante works of Bartók, Walton, Hindemith and Shostakovich. He has been the inspiration of a number of contemporary works from composers such as Alfred Schnittke, Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Alexander Raskatov. He has recorded a solo CD for ONYX Reminicences, plus Japanese concertante works by Hayashi and Takemitsu
 
AS VIOLIST:
ONYX4026 SHOSTAKOVICH PIANO QUINTET Click here.
ONYX4032 REMINSICENCES Click here.
 
AS CONDUCTOR OF MOSCOW SOLOISTS
ONYX4007 SHOSTAKOVICH/VAINBERG/SVIRIDOV

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ONYX4017 STRAVINKSY/PROKOFIEV

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AS BOTH:
ONYX4027 TAN DUN/TAKEMITSU/HIYASHI 

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