SONORA Artists with premieres for the 2020/2021 season

On August 30, the viola player we represent, Nils Mönkemeyer, will perform the premiere of Isabel Mundry's Concerto with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at the famous Suntory Hall. The German premiere will be part of the Musica Viva series, with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich.

Zygmunt Krauze is preparing two new compositions for the beginning of the season. On 2nd of September, at the 12th CODES Festival of Traditional and Avant-garde Music the audience will listen to the premiere of Copernicus - Our Planet for 6 mixed voices and string orchestra. The work will be performed by proMODERN vocal ensemble and the Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus. The composition will be repeated and broadcasted on 5th of September from the Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw. On 18th of September the Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice and Jarosław Bręk will present the premiere of Exordium for baritone and symphony orchestra. Zygmunt Krauze's compositions were co-funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the programme 'Composers Commissions'.

The new season will also bring record premieres of SONORA Artists. The most expected premiere is the recording of Różycki's Violin Concerto (reconstructed and recorded for the first time in this version) and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto by 
Janusz Wawrowski with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

new album, recorded with the harpist Godelieve Schrama, was recently released by the Chinese violinist 
Peijun Xu [listen here]. Estonian pianist Mihkel Poll with the Estonian National Orchestra under Neeme Järvi had their album with Artur Lemba's Piano Concerto No. 1 released [listen on spotify]. The artist's next recording, with Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tubin's Piano Concerto, with ERSO under Mihhail Gerts, will be released in the coming season.

Finally, we are very much looking forward to a new album with works by Dmitri Shostakovich, released by Deutsche Grammophon, which will include the premiere recording of unpublished excerpts from the composer's opera The Nose, under the baton of 
Thomas Sanderling.

photo: Kinga Karpati