January 26, 2023

Chloe Chua presents ‘Vivaldi Four Seasons & Locatelli Harmonic Labyrinth’

Pentatone releases Vivaldi Four Seasons & Locatelli Harmonic Labyrinth with Chloe Chua in March 2023.

Vivaldi and Locatelli Performed by a Rising Star

Rising star violinist Chloe Chua makes her recording debut on Pentatone together with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, presenting Vivaldi’s Four Seasons alongside Locatelli’s Harmonic Labyrinth. With the Four Seasons, Chloe returns to a piece that’s very dear to her, and which she won the joint-first prize at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists with.

Despite her young age, Chloe performs regularly with several worldclass ensembles and enjoys a huge following on social media thanks to her breathtaking technique and charismatic stage personality. Her collaborations with YouTube sensation TwoSetViolin have garnered over 15 million total views. This album, recorded as Artist-in-Residence of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, launches her international recording career.

Recording the Four Seasons is a dream come true for me. I grew up listening to classical music and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons was one of the pieces that my mom would often play on her CD player at home. It brings back fond memories of my time at the Menuhin Competition in 2018, when I played my favourite season, Winter, with the wonderful Orchestre de Chambre de Genève in the magnificent Victoria Hall in Geneva.

Playing through the complete ‘Four Seasons’ makes me feel as if I have lived in Italy for a year, experiencing the changing weather, the activities unique to every season, and living the joys and sorrows of it all alongside its people. It is very meaningful to me.

I would like to thank the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for the privilege to be Artist-in-Residence and the opportunity to record this album with msm-productions. It has been an exciting experience working with recording producer Mr Dominik Streicher and recording engineer Mr Ephraim Hahn, SSO concertmaster Mr Yoong-Han Chan and Director of Artistic Planning, Mr Hans Sørensen. Without their effort and support, this production would not have been possible. I would especially like to thank the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School of Young Talents, and my violin teacher Mr Yin Ke, for his ingenious teaching, dedication and mentorship throughout my violin career. In addition, I wish to thank the Rin Collection for their generous loan of the wonderful Guadagnini used in this recording. Last but not least, I am grateful for the love, care and unwavering support that I have received from my parents, family members, friends and fans who have encouraged me to become a better violinist.”

Chloe Chua

Digital Release Date: 10 MARCH 2023

Physical Release: MARCH 2023

Released as 1 CD and in digital formats for streaming and high-resolution downloads.