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May 09, 2024: BBC Radio 3 selects Julius Asal for its New Generation Artists scheme

BBC Radio 3 has issued a press release announcing Julius Asal‘s election to its New Generation Artists (NGA) scheme. According to BBC Radio 3: “… Launched in Autumn 1999, the talent development scheme supports some of the world’s most promising young instrumentalists, singers and ensembles…”

(c) Michael Reinicke

On its website “BBC Radio 3 also has announced a series of performances and partnerships with venues across the UK, marking the 25th anniversary of its New Generation Artists talent development scheme… Besides the special performance opportunities, the New Generation Artists regularly appear at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues and festivals, including the Norfolk and Norwich and Cheltenham festivals, the BBC Proms, and Wigmore Hall in London, as well as with the BBC orchestras and with partner ensemble The Hallé. Regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 make sure that the rising stars on the New Generation Artists scheme are heard by listeners all over the UK, and across Europe through the European Broadcasting Union….” For more information about the NGA scheme of BBC Radio 3, please go to BBC’s website.

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September 20, 2022: Representation of LiLa (cello) in all countries except China

Reinicke Artists is very delighted to start representing the young cellist LiLa (20). LiLa, born in China and currently studying at the prestigious Kronberg Academy is a multiple First Prize winner at International competitions.

LiLa has given concerts on many international stages such as the Verbier Festival, Schloss Elmau, Tsinandali Festival, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Moscow Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall. As a soloist she has worked with orchestras such as: Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, Moscow Virtuosi, the State Symphony Orchestra “New Russia“, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra. And conductor such as: Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Spivakov, Yury Tkachenko, Norichika Iimori. For more information about this highly talented young musician, please click.

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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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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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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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3rd May, 2024 – Julius Asal’s 1st album for Deutsche Grammophon “Scriabin – Scarlatti” is out now

Julius Asal’s first album for Deutsche Grammophon is now on the market. For his debut as one of the label’s exclusive artists, works for solo piano by Scriabin and Scarlatti as well as two improvisations by the pianist (Transition I and II) were recorded.

(c) Michael Reinicke

On the occasion of the release of his album on DG, several media have already dedicated a portrait to the pianist, including the magazine ‘The Auditorium’ from South Korea and the Berliner Zeitung (Germany), among others. In addition, the “Qobuz” magazine presents Julius Asal in a detailed interview, which we link as following click.

You can access the album via the label or the relevant streaming platforms linked to below (Deutsche Grammophon)

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16th February, 2024 – Deutsche Grammophon releases second e-double single from Julius Asal’s album “Scriabin – Scarlatti” to be released in 2024

Today Deutsche Grammophon has released a second e-double single from Julius Asal’s upcoming album with works for solo piano by Scriabin and Scarlatti.

Original photo: Michael Reinicke

The works released with this new e-double single are Scriabin: Prélude in C Minor, Op. 11 No. 20
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in F Minor, K. 466 (Upright Version)
You can access the album via the label or the relevant streaming platforms linked to below (Deutsche Grammophon).

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October 27, 2023 – Deutsche Grammophon releases first e-double single from Julius Asal’s album “Scriabin – Scarlatti” to be released in 2024

4 days after Deutsche Grammophon’s signing announcement of an exclusive contract with Julius Asal, the label releases a first e-double single from Julius Asal’s album with works by Scriabin and Scarlatti, expected in 2024.

Original photo: Michael Reinicke

The works released with the e-Double single are D. SCARLATTI’s: Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, K. 56
and A. SCRIABIN’s: 24 Préludes, Op. 11: No. 21 in B-Flat Major. Andante.
You can access the album via the label or the relevant streaming platforms linked to below (Deutsche Grammophon).

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October 24, 2023 – Julius Asal signs exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon

   credits: Bernd Jaworek

For more information, please read the press release by DG: click

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June 7, 2022 – Hayoung Choi wins the First Prize at 2022 Queen Elisabeth Competition for Cello

South Korean cellist Hayoung Choi, born in Bielefeld (Germany) in 1998, is the First Prize Winner of the prestigious 2022 Queen Elisabeth Competition for Cello! (the competition’s website).

You can watch the cellist’s performances on the Queen Elisabeth Competition’s website: click

In addition to this great success Hayoung Choi also won several other International Competitions. Among the the First Prize and two special prizes at the 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Cello Competition in Poland 2018, and at the age of thirteen she already won the first prize at the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Austria, where she became the youngest winner in its history… For more information about the young cellist, who is based in Berlin, please click!

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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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