We’re excited to announce that Sony Classical has just released on 1 May the Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s recording of Stravinsky’s neoclassical Violin Concerto, with David Nebel as soloist and Kristjan as conductor. It’s our second CD for Sony – the first was 2016’s The Ring: An Orchestral Adventure, an arrangement for orchestra of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. The new release also features Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto, with Kristjan conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
David has been a close collaborator with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic for a number of years. After recording the Stravinsky concerto in 2016, he premiered Gediminas Gelgotas’s Violin Concerto with the orchestra in July 2018 at the Kissinger Sommer Festival in Germany. David returned as soloist for the orchestra’s March 2019 ‘Nordic Pulse’ tour of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia, performing Kristjan’s Aurora, Pēteris Vasks’s Lonely Angel, and the Gelgotas concerto.
Born in 1996, David shares the free-spirited dynamism and youthful energy of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic musicians. He has described his collaboration with the orchestra as ‘inspiring and a lot of fun at the same time’, adding: ‘The players are great musicians, and they understand how I feel about the music. They always give their best and I can feel how much they enjoy the experience.’ Kristjan describes David as ‘probably the sincerest musician I know’, and is already planning more Baltic Sea Philharmonic collaborations with him for the near future.
Get your copy of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s new Stravinsky Violin Concerto recording with David Nebel on Sony Classical now