21 Music : digital label

21 Music : label digital ! Music Ahead !

21 Music is a newly created and exclusively digital record label. The recording industry market is evolving which means we have the urgent need to anticipate all the changes that are happening in the music business and to look ahead to the future. 21 Music is a flexible and open minded record label. 21 Music is available for both download and streaming anywhere in our digital planet.

Orchestre national d'Auvergne Live 

The Orchestre national d’Auvergne is the first in France to launch its own digital label, 100% digital label, available on all digital download and streaming platforms around the world. While embracing this increasingly popular way of enjoying music, the orchestra seeks to develop and build on its long history of recordings for CD and other media.

The Orchestre national d’Auvergne will offer in 2019 a selection of recordings of concerts recorded live at the Opera-Theatre in Clermont-Ferrand, or on tour, under the direction of Roberto Forés Veses, its musical director.  Music lovers can relive the emotion of the concert or discover these live performances.

In a connected world, we have to develop a strong digital presence and that is why we are creating this label, unique in France. To allow audiences around the world to discover this wonderful orchestra and the beautiful Auvergne region.” Roberto Forés Veses

The Orchestre d’Auvergne is known abroad as the French chamber orchestra. It is widely recognized internationally for its musical and artistic quality, nurturing the musical aspirations of its members and receiving warm public acclaim.

The professionnal and musical commitment of its 21 permanent string players and their successive musical directors Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Arie van Beek and Roberto Forés-Veses, spanning over 35 years, has led to innumerable concert tours and a large and varied recording catalogue. However, the orchestra is firmly implanted in the Auvergne and its capital Clermont-Ferrand, being acclaimed by audiences, media and cultural representatives.

The orchestra also assumes an important educative role, sowing the seeds of a deeper comprehension and personal reaction to « classical » music, and reaching out to a widely diversified public.

Roberto Forés-Veses, Musical and Artistic Director since 2012, develops an artistic project having strong local roots as well as a high international musical reputation.

Born in Spain in Valencia, Roberto Forés Veses studied at the Musical Academy of Pescara and the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki. In 2006, he unanimously won Orvieto's conducting competition and was awarded the prize of the International Conductor Competition Evgeny Svetlanov in 2007.

Since 2012, he has been the musical and artistic director of the Orchestre d'Auvergne, with which he has nurtured an artistic project rooted in his territory and open on the world. Internationally acclaimed conductor, he conducts famous orchestras such as Luxembourg Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonia, St. Petersburg Symphony, Ural Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic… and is invited by prestigious festivals (Murten Classics, Stesa Festival, Folle Journée in Nantes and Tokyo).

OPMC Classics

OPMC Classics, the label of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, was launched in the fall of 2010 by Yakov Kreizberg, Artistic and Musical Director of the orchestra. Among the projects that he had initiated, the recording label was particularly close to his heart. 

21 Music  will offer, from the spring of 2019, the worldwide digital distribution of  OPMC Classics. Music lovers from all the world will be able to find all the titles edited under the baton of : Yakov Kreizberg, Gianluigi Gelmetti or Jean Deroyer as well as new releases under the conducting of Kazuki Yamada, its music director : Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique et Rêverie et Caprice by Liza Kerob, violin ; Felix Mendelssohn's Symphonies n°1  & n°3  and Gabriel Fauré's Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine with : Regula Mühlemann, soprano; Jean-François Lapointe, baryton; Saya Hashino, orguan and theTokyo Philharmonic Choir. 

Jean-Pascal Beintus 

Jean-Pascal Beintus was born in Toulouse on 1966. He grew up in Nice and started his musical education at the local Conservatoire (Double bass, piano and composition) and joined the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique in Paris and Lyon. In 1983, he was appointed doublebass player at the Opera National de Lyon under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Fond of his orchestral job, while discussing with his colleagues and conductors, in parallel to his job as an orchestra player, he  composed a Concerto for Doublebass and Orchestra (Samskara).

In 1996 Kent Nagano, Music Director of the Orchestra of the Opera de Lyon, decided to promote Mr Beintus’s works and commissioned him several scores for his concert seasons of Opéra de Lyon. A new road was open for Mr Beintus therefore he decided to begin an official career as a full time composer.  To date, he composed for the Opéra de Lyon, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Variations on a Gershwin’s tune for piano duet and orchestra), Hallé Orchestra in Manchester (Couleurs cuivres, Concerto for brass quintet and orchestra), Berkeley Symphony Orchestra  in California (Luna tree), Accademia  Santa Cecilia in Roma (Concerto for Clarinet –  dedicated to Alessandro Carbonare), German Symphony Orchester in Berlin (Le Petit Prince, Suite), Russian National Orchestra (Wolf Tracks – recorded on Pentatone by Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev – Grammy Award 2004).

Since his childhood as a big fan of John Williams, Mr Beintus dream is to compose films scores. He filled his dream by joining Alexandre Desplat’s team first as his first assistant and main orchestrator. With Alexandre Desplat, Mr Beintus works on all the main international blockbusters since the past decade: Harry Potter, King’s Speech, Argo, Imitation gameZero Dark Thirty, Tree of life, Shape of Water, Valerian, etc.). Mr Beintus composed the original movie soundtracks for Leonardo di Caprio’s documentaries (11th hour and Carbon). In 2016 Mr Beintus worked together with Alexandre Desplat in the original score of Marseille(HBO) and they will  continue their collaboration on the season 2 (2017). In 2017 Mr Beintus composed the original score for Michel Cymès’s Hippocrate aux enfers (France 2).

In 2019 Mr Beintus’s Fantaisie concertante for trumpet, piano and string orchestra will be performed in Colmar, Mons and Antalya (Turkey) by the Orchestre royal de Chambre de Wallonie (artistic director Frank Braley) and in Lille by the Orchestre de Picardie during the Lille Piano Festival 2019. His  Le Petit Prince will be performed in Monte-Carlo (Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo) and Katowice (Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra)in 2019.

Cameristi della Scala Live

Praised for his deep musicianship, natural authority, exuberant energy and elegance as a conductor, Wilson Hermanto has built up a prolific international career. Following his sensational debut with the Cameristi della Scala, Mr. Hermanto begins his association with the orchestra as its Principal Guest Conductor (effective December 2017).

Wilson Hermanto has conducted numerous orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de radio France. Mr. Hermanto’s mastery of wide stylistic range of music allows him to excel in repertoire from Mozart Don Giovanni (Mariinsky Theatre), Varèse Amériques all the way to contemporary program with music of Pierre Boulez and Helmut Lachenmann. 

The chamber orchestra « Cameristi della Scala », formed by the musicians of the orchestra of Teatro alla Scala di Milano, was founded in 1982. Its core repertoire includes many masterpieces written for chamber orchestra from the 18th century up to the present day, in addition to promoting and championing works by the lesser known Italian composers.

Significant artistic influence from celebrated great conductors of the past and present working at Teatro alla Scala contributed to the character and the shape of Cameristi della Scala’s musical phrasing blended with distinct Italian sound. 

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