Saturday 21 December 2013

A new format: PENTATONE's Artist of the Season

Who’s the person behind the virtuoso? After finding out that the stories behind some of the most unique and best-loved artist in the world are now ready to be told, in PENTATONE we accepted the challenge. Our aim is to bring you closer to the music by bringing you closer to the artist. Twice a year, one artist will take the stage as “PENTATONE's Artist of the Season”. 

During this period of 6 months we'll reveal a multimedia diary showing personal stories, photos and video clips of the featured artist. It will be an emotional portrait of sound and images and the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most talented artists in the classical scene.

We are very happy to announce that we will be launching this format with violin virtuoso Arabella Steinbacher, who will be our “Artist of the Season” from January to June 2014. Over the course of the season we will have the opportunity to talk to her about her upcoming CD “Mozart Violin Concertos 3, 4 & 5", which will hit the stores in May.

Steinbacher has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading violinists on the international concert scene, performing with the world’s major orchestras. Month by month, we will have the opportunity to learn what triggers Arabella’s inspiration (and watch out, because she’s a multi sensorial artist), how it was to be a brilliant –and surrounded by violins- child, and which are her most tension mitigating pre-concert rituals. May the upcoming year 2014 be filled with music!