Winner of the BBC Music Magazine 2023 Premiere Award.
A fascinating and eclectic collection of caprices ranging from Paganini to a wide selection of contemporary composers, some of whom contribute not only individual works, but who joined together for a splendid composite set of variations on Paganini’s famous 24th caprice. This is a personal, daring and exciting album of dazzling virtuosity!
Released March 2022 on Rubicon Classics.
Works by Tom Coult, Niccolò Paganini, Grażyna Bacewicz, Freya Waley-Cohen, Oliver Leith, Fritz Kreisler, Roxanna Panufnik, Laurence Osborn, Mark O'Connor, Andra Patterson, Laura Reid, Emily Howard, Sally Beamish, Stuart MacRae, Adrian Sutton, Alexandra Harwood, Piers Hellawell, James Joslin, Robin Haigh, Héloïse Werner, Seonaid Aitken and Errollyn Wallen.
“Really, very impressive.” - Gramophone Magazine
“This is a seriously entertaining disc….Humphreys is technically and musically superb” - The Strad Magazine
Sibelius works for violin and piano with Joseph Tong, piano. Released January 2022.
“Humphreys’s playing is a feast of flawless tuning, beautifully focused and coloured tone and rich characterisation.” - 5* and Chamber Music Choice recording BBC Music Magazine
“Throughout, Humphreys captures their balance between musical simplicity and emotional sophistication: her rhythms, especially in the more dance-oriented pieces, are taut, adn her tone ranges from firm to tender without ever beoming sentimental.” - The Strad Magazine