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April 22, 2022: Today is the release date of Elias David Moncado’s debut CD

On 22nd April the German label CAvI Music has released the debut CD of the young violinist For his first CD Elias David Moncado. Moncado, who is a multiple First Prize Winner at Internat. Competitions, and the pianist Hansjacob Staemmler have recorded violin sonatas by Hindemith, Bartok and Poulenc. For more information about Elias David Moncado please click.

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February 18, 2022: The 4th March 2022 is the release date of the Massa Trio’s  1st CD

The 4th March is the release date of the Massa Trio’s 1st CD (German label Ars Produktion). For this CD the ensemble (Omar Massa (composition, bandoneon), Markus Däunert (violin) and Kim Barbier (piano)) has recorded compositions by Omar Massa + Astor Piazzolla (arranged by Omar Massa) and Alberto Ginastera (arranged by Omar Massa).

The name giver of this Trio, the Argentine composer and bandoneon player Omar Massa is internationally seen as the successor of Astor Piazzolla. Massa, living in Berlin since 2019) already shared stage with great artists like Plácido Domingo and composed for the Hollywood Studios. He is the only musician, who was allowed by the Piazzolla Family to play the bandoneon of the Grand Master of the Tango Nuevo.

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November 21, 2021:  The violinist Elias David Moncado wins both the First Prize at International Vladimir Spivakov Violin Competition and the First Prize at VALSESIA MUSICA International Competition 2021

Within only two weeks the young violinist added two First Prizes more to his impressive list of competition successes. In November he not only won the First Prize at VALSESIA MUSICA International Competition 2021, but also the First Prize at International Vladimir Spivakov Violin Competition.

Among his competition successes are other First Prizes at the Lipinski Competition 2019 and International Sendai Violin Competition 2019 in Japan. For more information about Elias David Moncado please visit the artist’s site: click

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9th September 2021: CD Label Solo Musica releases the new CD “Nueo Tango Concertos by Piazzolla and Massa

This CD dedicated to Astor Piazzolla on the occasion of his 100th birthday contains works for bandoneon and orchestra by Piazzolla (arr. by Massa) and Omar Massa (click).

The program was recorded with Omar Massa (click) as the soloist and the Berlin Symphonic (click) under the baton of the American conductor Mark Laycock (click). The official release date is 10th September 2021. A small appetizer you can get by using this link: click

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21th February 2021: Anton Rubinstein, Piano Concertos 2 & 4, Cd release by cpo with Schaghajegh Nosrati and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin under the baton of Róbert Farkas

The pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati internationally renowned already as one of the most exciting young interpreters of J.S. Bach’s piano music, recently has surprised critics and audience as well, with her “Alkan-CD”. With the Piano Concertos 2 &4 once again the artist has positioned herself also as an advocate for all these composer of highest quality, whose works do not have an important place in the promoters’ concert calendars yet.

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May 3, 2022 – General Management for Julius Asal (piano)

Praised by Menahem Pressler for his “uniquely beautiful sound and special sonority“, German pianist Julius Asal, a multiple prize winner at internat. competitions, is quickly establishing himself as one of the promising performers of his generation.

Asal, who currently is studying with Sir András Schiff at the internationally renowned Kronberg Academy, is a regular guest at international festivals (Oxford Piano Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, etc.) and has performed in prestigious concert halls including the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Merkin Concert Hall New York and the Musikverein Vienna. Most recently he has played at the prestigious venues Wigmore Hall London, Auditorio Manuel de Falla Granada and Laeiszhalle Hamburg.

In April 2022 the Spanish label “lbs classical” has released the pianist’s debut CD with Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet”. For this CD Asal himself has arranged six pieces to expand the ballet’s piano suite. For more information about the fine pianist, please use the following link: click.

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February 11, 2022, Diyang Mei wins audition for the position of 1st principal viola at Berlin Philharmoniker

On 11 February Diyang Mei won the audition for the 1st principal viola at Berlin Philharmoniker. According to the orchestra’s official press release, “it is the first time that a Chinese musician has been given a position with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Diyang Mei, currently principal violist of the Munich Philharmonic, succeeds Máté Szűcs, who left the orchestra at the end of the 2017/18 season.” Diyang Mei is a multiple First Prize winner at International Competitions. Among them the 2018 ARD International Music Competition.
For the full press release of the Berliner Philharmoniker please click

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8th February 2022  New CD with Sérgio Pires’ (clarinet) and Kosuke Akimoto: CD “Les Six – Merci et Adieu Claude”

Since 4th February 2022, Sérgio Pires’ (clarinet) recent CD “Les Six – Merci et Adieu Claude” is on the market (German label CAvI Music). On this CD the multiple First Prize winners at international Competitions Sérgio Pires und Kosuke Akimoto (pianist and First prize winner with the Aoi Trio at 2018 ARD International Music Competition) juxtapose works by composers of the so called Groupe des Six (Les Six: Honegger, Françaix, Poulenc, Milhaud…) against the musical impressionism of composers like Saint Saëns and Claude Debussy.

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11th March 2020 – General Management for Diyang Mei (viola)

The young violist Diyang Mei is the First Prize winner of the prestigious ARD Music Competition in 2018 and of many other international competitions.

Furthermore, in March 2018 Diyang Mei won the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in London. Among the artists, who already won this highly renowned award, are Nicolas Altstaedt, Gautier Capuçon, Veronica Eberle, Sol Gabetta, Vilde Frank, Antoine Tamestit and Kathia Buniatishvili.

Since his great successes in 2018 Diyang Mei performs internationally as a soloist with famous orchestras and as a chamber musician as well. Some highlights of his still young solo career are concerts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BR Symphony Orchester, SWR Symphony Orchester Stuttgart and Munich Chamber Orchestra.

As a chamber musician the violist already has performed with prestigious artists like Günter Pichler, Gerald Schultz, Ana Chumachenco, Sabine Meyer, Christoph Prégardien and Nobuko Imai.

Since 2019 Diyang Mei also is the principal violist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra since 2019.

For further information about the artist please visit either the artist’s profile on this website: click 

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06th January 2020 – General Management for Elias David Moncado (19, violin)

The German-Spanish-Malaysian violinist Elias David Moncado (born 2000) is the youngest ever winner of the 1st grand prize as well as 10 special prizes at the International Karol Lipinski Violin Competition in Poland.


Additionally, he is a major prizewinner of international competitions such as Paul-Hindemith-Wettbewerb Berlin, Concours Flame Paris, „Young Paganini“ Legnica, Poland, Telemann-Wettbewerb Poznań, Poland, Louis-Spohr-Wettbewerb Weimar, Concorso Postacchini Fermo, Lions-Musikpreis Deutschland, Concours International de l’Orchestre du Maroc and International Sendai Violin Competition Japan.

As a soloist Elias David Moncado has performed with numerous orchestras like Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Philharmonic Orchestras of Freiburg and Heidelberg, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Zagreber Solisten, Penang Symphony Orchestra Malaysia, Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, Polnische Kammerphilharmonie Sopot, Torun Symphony Orchestra Poland, Yamagata Symphony Orchestra Japan and Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra Japan.

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