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  • Festival Mozaic Artistic Director Scott Yoo and Executive Director announced

    July 2018

    Festival Mozaic Artistic Director Scott Yoo and Executive Director announced that they will commission an orchestral composition from Michael to celebrate the Festival's 50th anniversary in 2020.  In 2019, Festival musicians will record a quintet of Michael's Quintets for Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon and String Quartet.  Michael will revert to his usual role of producer for this sessions which will take place at Cuesta College.  Michael Fine was invited to play clarinet in the 2018 Festival Mozaic Orchestra for the fifth consecutive season.  

  • Korean cellist Hee-Young Lim and the London Symphony

    July 2018

    Korean cellist Hee-Young Lim and the London Symphony conducted by Scott Yoo recorded concertos by Saint-Saens, Lalo, Milhaud for SONY Classics.  This is the young cellist's debut recording: she was recently appointed Professor of Cello at Beijing Conservatory, the youngest professor and first Korean to be named to the prestigious position.  Michael Fine produced the sessions at Abbey Road Studios with engineer Jin Choi.

  • Star violinist Renaud Capuçon with Stephane Deneve conducting the Brussels Philharmonic

    June 2018

    Star violinist Renaud Capuçon with Stephane Deneve conducting the Brussels Philharmonic recorded a program of arrangements of iconic movie themes by Korngold, Cosma, Horner, Desplat, Williams, Legrand, and Jarre among others.  The sessions, in Brussel's acoustically splendid Flagey Theatre, were produced, edited and mixed by Michael Fine with Jean-Marc Laisgne as engineer.  The recording will be released in October by Warners Classics.  A single of the theme from Schindler's List is currently available on all major streaming services. Renaud Capuçon records violin theme, Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, John Williams)

  • More of Michael Fine's original music is available on YouTube

    March 2018

    More of Michael Fine's original music is available on YouTube.  You can listen to Seasonal Rites, At the Gate, Suite for Strings, Double Concerto as well as chamber works.

     Here are some of the links:

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLCMjmLcoU4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc1-dB8T900

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxnTHrk-NWI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJQuQWdEPLU

  • Warners Classics announces the release of Bartok

    March 2018

    Warners Classics announces the release of Bartok: Concertos for Violin and Orchestra with Renaud Capuçon, François Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra.  The recording was produced, edited, and mixed by Michael Fine.  Recording venue was LSO St. Luke's.  Here's a clip from the recording sessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYhCJsPkeMs