FENELLA HAS WON THE BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 2018 INSTRUMENTAL AWARD

Fenella's 2nd Bach 2 The Future CD on Champs Hill Records was nominated in the Instrumental category, alongside recordings by Krystian Zimerman and Sean Shibe.   The panel stated:

"This gutsy and exhilarating disc completes violinist Fenella Humphreys’s laudable project to commission and record six companion pieces to Bach’s Partitas. Featuring splendid new compositions by Sally Beamish, Peter Maxwell Davies and Adrian Sutton alongside works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Stravinsky and Sibelius, the disc is performed with great precision and verve."

A huge thank you to everyone who voted!

 

 



 
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 - New Edition & Christopher Wright: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra - Martin Yates, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  

Forthcoming Concerts:

5th April
BBC Music Magazine Awards - Kings Place

5th - 8th April
New Paths Festival, Beverley

10th April
Counterpoise with Sir John Tomlinson - Holywell Music Rooms

10th/12th/13th/23rd/24th April
Bach to Baby

25th April
Bach to Baby - Buckingham Palace

27th/28th April
Bach to Baby

6th May - 3pm
Recital with Sam Armstrong

15th May
Lark Ascending

16th May
Counterpoise with Sir John Tomlinson - Newbury Spring Festival

For more concerts click here

 

JANUARY 2017 BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE INSTRUMENTAL CD CHOICE *****/*****
'Humphreys yields nothing to the finest recordings in her accuracy and passion'

FEBRUARY 2017 GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE EDITOR'S CHOICE
'Humphreys’s utter absorption and delight in all three shines forth at every turn. A particular joy is her realisation of the contrapuntal part-writing that is such a feature of these three and the other works on the disc, carving it with a strong-toned, easy fluidity and immaculate technique.'

Instrumental CD Choice October 2015, 5 stars, BBC Music Magazine
'She shapes the music with skill... rich and varied tone... her double stops are impeccable, and there is complete confidence in the rapid changes of character... a nicely understated, virtuoso ending to an enjoyable and accomplished CD.'

'Golden precision and effortless virtuosity...'
Five stars, The Scotsman

'Spirited yet unhurried... She rises emphatically to their challenges'
The Guardian

'Impressive conviction... Humphreys is triumphantly on her mettle.'
The Strad Magazine

'…Fenella Humphreys' Performance is a wonder…'
International Record Review

'…Violinist Fenella Humphreys responds to its elegiac reflection and technical display at top-flight level, offering emotional depth and weight of tone…'
BBC Music Magazine 
5* - Orchestral Choice CD

'…Fenella Humphreys captures the music's wistful cantabile to perfection, producing a golden tone in all registers with the utmost sensitivity to where every phrase is moving…'
The Strad Magazine 

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