VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Newly-Released VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman ‘Ascent’ CDs [ENTER]

Enter to win 1 of 5 signed copies of VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman’s debut album 'Ascent' - courtesy of Cedille Records


To help celebrate the international release of violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman’s debut album Ascent, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press CD copies - courtesy of Cedille Records.

Recorded with pianist Henry Kramer, the disc features York Bowen’s Phantasy, Schumann’s Märchenbilder and Garth Knox’s Fuga Libre – plus the world premiere recordings of Clarice Assad’s newly commission Metamorfose, Shostakovich’s recently discovered Impromptu for viola and piano – and a new viola arrangement of Franz Waxman’s virtuosic Carmen Fantasie.



“A few years ago, I really wanted to commission a new piece for viola and piano … at the time I was touring with a fantasy themed recital program, so when I approached composer Clarice Assad, I asked her to write something in that style …” Matthew has told The Violin Channel.

“Her gorgeous piece Metamorfose was the catalyst for this album … I titled it Ascent because many of the selections allude directly to flying, and because I love how fantasy pieces soar freely through characters and emotions,” he has said.

“I’m excited for listeners to hear several intriguing new pieces in tandem with some heavy-hitting favorites.”

Entries Close: Monday 25th February 2019.





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