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  • October 2022

    Michael Fine's "Mozaic Celebration" Overture, commissioned by Festival Mozaic and Music Director

    Michael Fine's "Mozaic Celebration" Overture, commissioned by Festival Mozaic and Music Director Scott Yoo for the Festival's 50th anniversary, was given its COVID delayed world premiere at the Festival's closing concert along with Schumann's Piano Concerto (Hélène Grimaud) and Bruckner's 3rd Symphony.  The venue was the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly Tech University. Unusually, the composer was playing in the orchestra as 2nd Clarinet.

  • June 2022

    Michael Fine's 'A Time of Uncertainties' was given its world

    Michael Fine's 'A Time of Uncertainties' was given its world (concert) premiere on 9 June at the Lobcowicz Palace in Prague, played by the PKF Prague Philharmonia conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.  It was on a program with music by Mozart, Gluck, and Beethoven and was warmly received.  As Klassicaplus.cz's critic wrote:  "Michael Fine's 'A Time of Uncertainty,' written in an airport lounge in the USA while the composer was en-route home after learning that his wife was seriously ill, was performed by the PKF's string ensemble and timpani. Conductor Emmanuel Villaume brought inner urgency and a powerful intensity to his interpretation, imbuing this spellbinding composition with a deep dramatic spirit and an emphasis on long and disturbing melodic lines and impressively changing rhythms. "

  • June 2022

    Roberto Beltran-Zavala's deeply moving recording of Shostakovich's

    Roberto Beltran-Zavala's deeply moving recording of Shostakovich's 10th Symphony with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato was released by Evidence Classics. The recording from the Teatro Centenario in Leon, Mexico was produced by Michael Fine with Erdo Groot, engineer. https://lnk.to/zavala_OSUG_Shostakovich. Maestro Beltran-Zavala's previous recording - Shostakovich Chamber Symphonies - is available on BIS.

  • May 2022

    Fine Sound Productions was back in Ghent to record the young Greek

    Fine Sound Productions was back in Ghent to record the young Greek flutist Stathis Karapanos in the Khachaturian Flute Concerto with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kristiiana Poska. Michael Fine produced the sessions with engineer Erdo Groot. Post-production is now in progress.

  • May 2022

    Pianist Rachel Cheung will record her debut album

    Pianist Rachel Cheung will record her debut album: Beethoven Sonata op 110, Chopin Preludes, op 28 and Ravel's Miroirs in Berlin's Teldex Studio.  As Musical America described the Hong Kong pianist: 'Silken tone, subtle sense of colour and stunningly imaginative.'  Michael Fine will produce the recording with engineer Carl Schuurbiers.