Naxos to produce debut recordings for six outstanding Birmingham Conservatoire students


By Ellie Palmer

31 July 2020

The Classical music label has teamed up with the highly-respected Uk-based conservatoire for a series of recordings

Six students from Birmingham Conservatoire have been chosen to make their all-important debut recordings with Naxos. The recordings are made in the Conservatoire's own acoustically-acclaimed Bradshaw Hall. 

The series of recordings will feature instalments to Naxos’s complete cycles of piano works by Liszt, Scarlatti and Schubert, as well as world premiere recordings of viola works by Holst, Britten and York Bowen. 

Pianist Andrey Ivanov presents the first album in the series, performing Vol. 55 of the Franz Liszt Complete Piano Music edition. Winner of numerous international awards including First Prize at the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade, Ivanov has performed at major venues across the world, including in Russia, Belarus, Poland, the UK, Italy, Spain, Serbia and China.

The conservatoire's Professor Lloyd Webber commented:  “I am so pleased that this unique partnership between the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Naxos Records has provided its outstanding students with this extraordinary opportunity to record for one of the world’s leading record labels. 

I personally recommended all six of these outstanding musicians because I was sure that they would make the most of this unique opportunity”.  Naxos President and Founder, Klaus Heymann added: "Naxos is excited to begin this new relationship with the superbly gifted students of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire".