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  • Michael Fine will be one of the featured artists at this year's editionn of Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, California

    July 2019

    Michael Fine will be one of the featured artists at this year's editionn of Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, California.  In addition to playing clarinet in the Festival Orchestra, Michael will perform Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes in its chamber music version.  Additionally, his Bassoon Quintet will receive its world premiere performance (Fei Xie, bassoon), Alice K. Dade will give the world premiere of Michael's Flute Quintet, and Xiaodi Liu will give the American premiere of his Oboe Quintet. These will all be recorded along with the Clarinet Quintet (Anton Rist, clarinet) and 'Elegie For...' with Robert Walters (English Horn).  http://www.festivalmozaic.com/Michael Fine will be one of the featured artists at this year's editionn of Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, California.  In addition to playing clarinet in the Festival Orchestra, Michael will perform Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes in its chamber music version.  Additionally, his Bassoon Quintet will receive its world premiere performance (Fei Xie, bassoon), Alice K. Dade will give the world premiere of Michael's Flute Quintet, and Xiaodi Liu will give the American premiere of his Oboe Quintet. These will all be recorded along with the Clarinet Quintet (Anton Rist, clarinet) and 'Elegie For...' with Robert Walters (English Horn).  http://www.festivalmozaic.com/

  • Scott Yoo will lead an extraordinary ensemble of musicians from top US orchestras

    June 2019

    Scott Yoo will lead an extraordinary ensemble of musicians from top US orchestras in the world premiere of Michael Fine's Chamber Symphony on 18 June in Colorado Springs.  The performance, a faculty concert, is part of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival.  
  • SONY Classics announced the release this month

    June 2019

    SONY Classics announced the release this month of Bion Tsang's recording of the Dvorak and Enescu Cello Concertos, recorded with Scott Yoo and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow last year.  Michael Fine produced with recording with engineer Wolf-Dieter Karwatky.
  • Moscow's beautiful new Zaryadye Concerthall was the venue for two recordings in Moscow with pianist Jae-Hyuck Cho

    June 2019

    Moscow's beautiful new Zaryadye Concerthall was the venue for two recordings in Moscow with pianist Jae-Hyuck Cho, trumpet soloist Paul Merkelo, and Maestro Hans Graf conducting the Russian National Orchestra.  Jae-Hyuck Cho recorded Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos 2 and 3 along with Shostakovich's 1st Piano Concerto in a version with an extended trumpet part inspired by the transcription of legendary Russian trumpeter Timofei Dokschitzer, played by Paul Merkelo.  Merkelo also recorded Aratunian's Trumpet Concerto and the concerto of  Mieczyslaw Weinberg.  We were honored that the composer's widow, Mrs Olga Weinberg, was in the hall for the sessions.  Michael Fine produced the sessions with Erdo Groot, engineer. (Photograph by Sergei Tischenko)
  • Norman Krieger continues to champion Michael Fine's Six Little Preludes

    June 2019

    Norman Krieger continues to champion Michael Fine's Six Little Preludes at a recital in the Arendal Kulturhus in Norway on 3 June. This was also the first performance of Michael's music in Norway.  Norman has performed Six Little Preludes all over the US, including Carnegie Hall, since giving the world premiere in Salt Lake City at the Gina Bachauer series.

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