New Release Out!

French violinist Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds playing Bacewicz: Complete Violin Sonatas / Muso / Release Date : 11th Oct 2019

Such an excitement : We are delighted to announce the latest release of French violinist Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds. Her album playing rare Grazyna Bacewicz sonatas is officially released today with Muso. You can purchase it on all major platforms and most superstores.

In this debut album with Muso, Annabelle along with her piano partner Bulgarian pianist Ivan Donchev, brought a superb opportunity to discover Grazyna Bacewicz. The double album highlights the Bacewicz sonatas for violin and piano along with solo violin pieces.

Furthermore, this is the very first complete Bacewicz violin sonatas recording in one single boxset! 

Recording at the stunning Penderecki European Music Centre in Luslawice, Poland brought the perfect setting to bring the Polish composers pieces to life.

French violinist Annabelle Barthomé-Reynolds playing rare Grazyna Bacewicz sonatas

In addition, the album was selected and broadcast before its official release date by France Musique.

Annabelle loves rare, powerful scores. She has imbued herself with this music. Together with her piano partner Ivan Donchev, they fill this album with vitality and poetry to make the boxset a real discovery, already a classic interpretation.

We can’t wait to hear from you on Annabelle’s social networks! We will be sharing more news and behind the scenes photos on Annabelle’s new Instagram. The album release marks the beginning of Annabelle’s tours across Europe. Follow along with us and stay tuned for dates and cities on the Facebook page. We welcome you to discover French violinist Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds live!

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« This writing is highly demanding and Berthomé-Reynolds deserves a medal for her handling of the extensive double-stops, especially in the two solo sonatas »

4-star review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BBC Music Magazine

With Rouzbeh Rafie in rehearsal – Fall 20

NEW • Nicolas BACRI Solo Violin Sonata #2

[VIDEO] 📽 Annabelle is absolutely delighted to present Nicolas Bacri’s wonderful Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2! // Full HD Available.

It was filmed in a lovely 18th-century listed barn house in the Belgian countryside. Such a treat to have been able to do so during lockdown!

This recording is dedicated to Nicolas Bacri, with gratitude for his outstanding writing, constant inspiration and wonderful collaboration.

Annabelle’s warmest thanks go also to Philippe Mottet for his stunning images, Eva Vandermarlière (assistant), SAR (sound balance) and Annouche Katzeff & Pascal Leroy for their generosity.

Enjoy and share this wonderful gift !

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Extra Credits / The score was composed in 1996-97, dedicated to Renaud Capuçon and published by Éditions Durand. More at www.nicolasbacri.net

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Radio Interview on France Musique – 06/06/2020

🎧 Tomorrow, June 6th, tune in to French classical music radio station, France Musique ! Annabelle will talk about her last album, BACEWICZ : Complete Violin Sonatas on the Generations France Musique show hosted by Clément Rochefort.  

Also featuring Patricia Petibon, Célimène Daudet, Katarina Livljanic, Noga Quartet, Nahuel di Pierro, Georgi Varbanov.

❤️ BACEWICZ : Complete Violin Sonatas, with Ivan Donchev / Penderecki European Music Centre (Poland) / Muso Label, Double Album, 2 CDs

⏰ Saturday 6th June 2020, at 4:00pm (Paris time)
👉 Live Stream here

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BACEWICZ reviewed by Norman Lebrecht : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Slipped Disc, UK 🇬🇧
We are absolutely thrilled to have been reviewed by the great Norman Lebrecht, what a treat! 
Also in the famous MyScena /La Scena Musicale/ LEBRECHT WEEKLY and the not least famous LEBRECHT LISTENS chronicle in Ludwig van Toronto Magazine.

In the Lebrecht Album of the Week :

« An accomplished violinist and friend, the eight works on this release for violin and piano reveal as much as we are likely ever to know about [Bacewicz’s] inner world. Every work of Bacewicz informs us that her life was hard and her freedoms limited. But once the conversation starts, you really don’t want it to end. »

« The excellent players here are Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds (violin) and Ivan Donchev (piano). They really get it. »

Many, many thanks, dear Norman, we are extremely touched! 

🎧💟 Muso Label / Ivan Donchev / European Krzystzof Penderecki Music Centre / Małgorzata Polańska

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