On 28th June, violinist Fenella Humphreys will release an eagerly-awaited new disc, featuring Max Richter’s hugely popular Four Seasons Recomposed, with the Covent Garden Sinfonia conducted by Ben Palmer.
The classical chart-topping piece, a reimagining of Vivaldi’s classic, will be paired with meditative masterworks by Vasks and Pärt for new Rubicon Classics recording:
Max Richter Four Seasons Recomposed
Pēteris Vasks Lonely Angel
Arvo Pärt Fratres
Fenella and CGS will mark the album’s launch with a performance of Recomposed at Proms at St Jude’s, Hampstead Garden Suburb on 24 June 2019. Their last performance of the Richter at the Southbank Centre in October sold out within weeks and the disc is expected to be an instant hit.
Fenella Humphreys, winner of the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award, has won critical admiration and audience acclaim with the lyrical grace and intensity of her playing.
Over the past decade Fenella has captured international attention by applying spellbinding virtuosity to a strikingly broad range of compositions. Her Bach 2 the Future albums, the second of which won the coveted BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award, combined newly commissioned works with two of Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas and other repertoire landmarks. She has given the first performances of scores by, among others, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sally Beamish, Gordon Crosse, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Adrian Sutton and Piers Hellawell, and made the world premiere recording of Christopher Wright’s elegiac Violin Concerto.