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Busoni Competition

In cooperation with Steinway & Sons online and offline auditions for the 63rd International Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition took place from November 7 to 15, 2020 at Steinway & Sons dealers all over the globe. More than 90 young pianists were participating in 23 cities in 21 countries on four continents giving them the opportunity to play at or near their country of residence under the same, excellent conditions, featuring nothing less than a Steinway concert grand Model D.

Here you can find the videos of the competition.

Audio recording Hamburg: Karola Parry

Video production Hamburg: Ronald Frommann

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Ensemble Polyharmonique

Live broadcast from the Hamburg Michel for radio Deutschlandfunk Kultur with the OB Van: On the Reformation Day the team of PARRY AUDIO recorded a programm of music of the 17th and 18th centuries by Bach and Schütz, motets and sacred concerts by Tobias Michael and Andreas Hammerschmidt with Ensemble Polyharmonique an music for organ with Jörg Endebrock playing the Große Orgel.

Deutschlandfung Kultur

Ensemble Polyharmonique:
Hannah Morrison, soprano
Joowon Chung, soprano
Alexander Schneider, alto, conductor
Johannes Gaubitz, tenor
Sören Richter, tenor
Matthias Lutze, bass

Juliane Laake, bass viol
Klaus Eichhorn, continuo organ

Jörg Endebrock, church organ

Editor: Bettina Schmidt
Moderation: Bernhard Schrammek
Recording Producer: Karola Parry
Sound engineer: Michael Jaeckel
Technician: Sebastian Bonney

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Akua Naru

Poetry instead of pose: For the recording of the Urban String concert with Akua Naru, the OB van of PARRY AUDIO stood in front of the venue Fabrik/Altona.

"The story isn't alive until it is told. The music is the telling."

Akua Naru, lyricist
Charles Lundy, keyboards, vocals, electric bass
Christian Nink, drums, electronic
Marcus Maack, DJ

Ensemble Resonanz

Recording: Karola Parry, Sebastian Bonney

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Resistance

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of resistance fighter Cato Bontjes van Beek, the 80-minute concert film "CATO" by composer Helge Burggrabe and the three-hour radio show Lange Nacht "Leben will ich, leben, leben" by author and Cato biographer Hermann Vinke have been broadcast on Deutschlandfunk on November 14, 2020. The voice recordings with Angelka Thomas, Stephan Schad, Lorenz Meyboden and Julian Greis as well as the mixing of the show were done in the studio of PARRY AUDIO.

Editor: Monika Künzel
Director: Daniela Herzberg
Recording Producer: Karola Parry

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All around Bach

Now released! A Bechstein grand piano was delivered to the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Harburg for the recording of the new CD by pianist Stepan Simonian with various arrangements of pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach. The CD also features a piece with Asya Fateyeva, saxophone.

Label: CAvi

Recording Producer: Karola Parry

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Magic Watermelon

For the production of the new orchestra fairy tale Jin and the magic melon the ob van of PARRY AUDIO travelled to Frankfurt Oder. The orchestra recordings have been produced with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester, the voice recordings with the actress Martina Gedeck took place in Berlin.

Music: Fabian Künzli
Text: Howard Griffiths

Speaker: Martina Gedeck
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt Oder
Conductor: Howard Griffiths

Foto co Jens-Peter Bark

Recording Producer: Karola Parry
Balance Engineer: Michael Jaeckel
Editing, Mastering: Karola Parry

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Snow

On November 20, 2020 the new CD of the pianist Shoko Kuroe will be released:
Powder snow. Sleigh. Snow flurries - the collection of classical piano miniatures takes you into an enchanted winter landscape.

Label: conditura records www.cec-music.de

Recording 16 - 18 September 2019, Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg

Recording producer: Karola Parry
Editing, Mastering: Karola Parry

Photos, graphic design: Gesche Jäger - www.qart.de

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CD Release

Songs from Schubert's "Winter Journey" meet the songs of Australian lyricist and singer Nick Cave: The recordings for this special CD were made in the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Harburg with the mobile equipment of PARRY AUDIO.

Charly Hübner, voice
Kalle Kalima, guitar
Carlos Bica, double bass
Max Andrzejewski, percussion
Tobias Schwencke, editing

Ensemble Resonanz

https://www.ensembleresonanz.com/mercy-seat/ 

Label: resonanzraum records

Recording producer: Karola Parry
Sound engineer: Michael Jaeckel
Assistance: Ruth Günther

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Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Realized with PARRY AUDIO mobile equipment: As a devoted pianist to Beethoven's music, Jingge Yan started in 2016 to record the complete 32 Beethoven Sonatas in Beethoven-Haus Bonn and thus became the first Chinese pianist in the history to interpret and record all Beethoven Sonatas.

With the release of the CDs 1 to 3 the big project is now successfully completed!

Piano: Grotrian Steinweg (Sponsor)
Telekom Bonn, Sponsor
Label: Fontenay Classics

Production PARRY AUDIO Hamburg
Recording producer: Karola Parry
Recording engineer: Michael Jaeckel
Editing, mastering: Christian Alpen, Johanna Vollus, Karola Parry

https://www.jinggeyan.com/

Set 1 CD 6-8: „Affetuoso", „The furious giant" „Eternal Transcendence", spring 2018
Set 2 CD 4+5: „Maturity and anxiety", „Fight and Triumph", autumn 2019
Set 3 CD 1-3: „The sensible man", „Gentle and refined love", „The energetic man", autumn 2020

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Regula Venske

In the program 'Zwischentöne' on Deutschlandfunk Maja Ellmenreich spoke with the author and PEN Germany President Regula Venske. The interview has been recorded at PARRY AUDIO Studio and streamed to Deutschlandfunk Köln.

Broadcast 2020 September 27th

Editor: Maja Ellmenreich
Recording in Hamburg: Karola Parry

 

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Stralsund

On September 4, 2020, the concert with works by Rossini, Mozart and Beethoven was recorded at the Theater Stralsund for the broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

link to the broadcast from 8.10.2020

Eloïse Bella Kohn, piano
Philharmonisches Orchester Vorpommern
Conductor: Florian Csizmadia

Editor: Stefan Lang
Recording producer: Karola Parry
Sound engineer: Aki Matusch
Technician: Torsten Juch

 



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OPUS KLASSIK 2020

Ensemble Resonanz receives the OPUS KLASSIK 2020 in the category Ensemble/Orchestra for "Tenebre" with works by Bryce Dessner, with Moses Sumney. Congratulations!

This album assembles four of Dessner's most recent and important works for strings: a staggering full string orchestra version of his popular masterpiece »Aheym« followed by a new edition of his captivating string quartet »Tenebre«, featuring an appearance by vocal sensation Moses Sumney. Dessner's string trio »Skrik« appears as a world premiere recording, while his orchestral piece »Lachrimae«, referencing the musical world of John Dowland, completes this collection of a multi-faceted composer. (© Text Ensemble Resonanz)

The CD is available October, 11th 2019.

Photo: Ensemble Resonanz & Bryce Dessner (© Ensemble Resonanz)

Recording Producer, Editing, Mixing, Mastering: Karola Parry
Assistant: Ruth Günther

 

 

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Cleveland Competition

In corona times the recordings for the global, virtual Cleveland piano competition Virtu(al)oso took place in Cleveland, New York, London, Beijing as well as in the Steinwayhaus in Hamburg. The pianists were filmed at these different locations and the jury determined the winner in two rounds with the help of video streams and the professional sound recordings.

Here you can find the videos of Sessios 1 and 2 of the competition, and more information about Piano Cleveland here.

Audio consultant and sound in Hamburg: Karola Parry

Video production Hamburg: Lémuel and Wiebke Grave

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united we stream

In response to the fact that since March 13th the Hamburg nightlife has been officially shut down to prevent the spread of the corona virus, the club scene has declared its solidarity with a stream of deserted clubs directly into the living rooms at home.
Live from the Resonanzraum in Hamburg, Ensemble Resonanz presents a concert in this  largest digital club of Germany with Ensemble Resonanz, Felix Kubin, Jeannete Tresbien, Marcus Maack and Richard von der Schulenburg.

https://unitedwestream.hamburg/stream/120720-resonanzraum/ 

Recording: Karola Parry
Technician: Ruth Günther
FOH: Donny Karsadi
Light: Jan Vater
Video: Julian Scheinkönig, Max Cremerius
 

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Resonanzraum live

 Live from the Resonanzraum in St. Pauli, Deutschlandfunk Kultur broadcasts the concert "Hölderlin in her midst" as part of the programme series "From the workshops of new music".

Moderation: Rainer Pöllmann

Jens Harzer, Speaker
Nika Son, Electronics
Members of the Ensemble Resonanz

Recording Producer and Mixing: Karola Parry
Technician: Tim Altrichter
Sound engineer (Broadcast): Mathias Schurz
Technician: Gerald Weinert

https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de

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calling sirens

With dance, performance and video installation, the piece "calling sirens" by chinese composer Huihui Cheng was recorded in the small broadcast hall of Deutschlandfunk in Cologne.

Label: Wergo, Contemporary Music Edition
Coproduction: Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Rainer Pöllmann), Deutscher Musikrat (Sina Miranda)

calling sirens / Dance: Sophia Otto / Trio: uBu / Choreography: Yves Ytier

Also on the cd: me du ca, narcissus & echo, messenger, your smartest choice

Recording Producer (your smartest choice, calling sirens): Karola Parry
CD mastering: Karola Parry
 

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KARST

The recordings of Karst for the new CD of the composer Timothy McCormack were played by Ensemblekollektiv Berlin - four combined ensembles: ensemble mosaik, ensemble adapter, ensemble apparat, sonar quartet. conductor: Enno Poppe

Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin and the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Imke List
Co-production with Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Rainer Pöllmann

Label: Kairos

Producer: Rainer Pöllmann
Recording Producer (Karst): Karola Parry
Mastering: Karola Parry

 

 

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Sounds of May

In May, Deutschlandfunk Kultur recorded a two programs in the Domgymnasium in Verden for the broadcasts Concert on 22.5.2020 and on 25.8.2020, each at 20:03.

Momo Hiber, violin
Karen Gomyo, violin
Konstantin Sellheim, viola
Gareth Lubbe, viola
Claudio Bohorquez, cello
Tim Park, cello
Nabil Shehata, double bass
José Gallardo, piano

(imago images / Ingo Wächter)

Editor: Stefan Lang

Recording Producer: Karola Parry
Sound engineer: Frank Jacobsen
Technician: Stephen Kirkpatrick, Carsten Brüning

Photo: Musik und Kultur am Domgymnasium Verden e. V. 2020



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Steinway Lunch Concerts

Our Friends Stream!
Even in times of Corona, special, impressive and very personal recordings are created. Jingge Yan plays Ludwig van Beethoven on an instrument from the year 1800: 10 variations on "La stessa, la stessissima" by Antonio Salieri WoO 73 (1799). He recorded it at home. The following link leads to the website of Steinway, where this "Lunch Concert" can be found:

 Steinway.com 

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Live Broadcast

"A little magic will last you forever..."

Actually not only practicable in times of Corona: With a live stream the dialogues for the "Long Night" about the British author Roald Dahl, recorded in the studio of PARRY AUDIO, were sent directly to Cologne. Neither speaker, author nor editor had to travel and yet they were directly involved!

Editor: Dr. Monika Künzel
Author: Sabine Fringes
Speaker: Achim Buch
Recording in Hamburg: Karola Parry

Live connection to Mango Studios Cologne, Christoph Bette

Broadcast 2020 April 11th

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Mithatcan Öcal

Shortly before the corona lockdown we finished the recordings of the piece "Alessandro Perevelli" by Mithatcan Öcal with Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, conducted by Peter Rundel. A big symphonic instrumentation with many percussion instruments and a glass harmonica.

Co-production of Deutschlandfunk Kultur and the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Deutschlandfunk Kultur Editor: Rainer Pöllmann

Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin Dahlem
Recording Producer: Karola Parry
Recording Engineer: Martin Eichberg

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Yiran Zhao

"Oder Ekel kommt vor Essenz" - played by the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin conducted by Peter Rundel - with the speaker Fiston Mwanza Mujila - in the Jesus Christ Church in Berlin Dahlem - a production of Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Editor: Rainer Pöllmann
Recording Producer: Karola Parry
Sound engineer: Martin Eichberg
Technician: Gunda Herke

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Asya Fateyeva

The musicians of the CD "Jonny" around saxophonist Asya Fateyeva were nominated for the OPUS KLASSIK 2020 in the categories Ensemble of the Year and Chamber Music/Mixed Ensemble.

The recordings for the new CD production took place at the Sendesaal Bremen in February 2019. The highlight was the concert on February 10th!
A short video about the artist and the recording situation was documented and broadcasted by Arte.

Asya Fateyeva – saxophon
Shirley Brill – clarinet
Stepan Simonian – piano
Florian Donderer/Emma Yoon – violins
Yuko Hara – viola
Tanja Tetzlaff – cello...

...play works by Erwin Schulhoff, Ernst Krenek, Adolf Busch, Paul Hindemith, Anton Webern, Kurt Weill.

Label: Berlin Classics

https://sendesaal-bremen.de/produkt/residenz-at-sendesaal-asya-fateyeva/

Recording Producer: Karola Parry

 

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Prize Winners Concert

The prize winners concert has been recorded at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg with the PARRY AUDIO OBvan.

Deutschlandfunk air play: July 5th 2020, 21:05 p.m.

Foto co DSM Jann Wilken

Deutschlandfunk Editor:Dagamr Penzlin
Recording Producer: Karola Parry
Sound Engineer: Michael Jaeckel
Technician: Rouven Öttjes

 

 

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Secret Garden

At the Konzerthaus Berlin, the piece "Secret Garden" by Mark Barden has been recorded with the Konzerthaus orchestra. Four Ambeo microphones were used for the 360° sound recording for an VR Experience.

Recording producer: Karola Parry
Sound engineer: Hajo Seiler

 



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Bonn opera

For Deutschlandfunk Kultur Karola Parry directed the recording of the opera project in the Theater Bonn "Ein Brief | Christus am Ölberge", premiere on 8.2.2020. Broadcast February 15th on Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Manfred Trojahn
"Ein Brief"
(Text by Hugo von Hofmannsthal)

Ludwig van Beethoven
"Christus am Ölberge", Oratorio op. 85

Chandos - Holger Falk, baritone
Jesus - Kai Kluge, tenor
Seraph - Ilse Eerens, soprano
Peter - Seokhoon Moon, bass
Choir and extra choir of the Theater Bonn
Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Conductor: Dirk Kaftan

Editor Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Stefan Lang

Recording Producer: Karola Parry
Sound engineer Deutschlandfunk: Eva Pöplein
Technicians Deutschlandfunk: Daniel Evers, Maurice Böhle

Foto: Thilo Beu - Oper Bonn

 

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Lunar Plexus

Karola Parry was responsible for the mix of the video of the children's concert "nächste ausfahrt lunar plexus (next exit lunar plexus)" with Felix Kubin, Mark Boombastik and Ensemble Resonanz Dec. 15th, 2019 in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.

Felix Kubin, concept, composition, live electronics
Mark Boombastic, beatboxing, live sampling
Naama Freedman, performance
Annette Ter Meulen, lighting design and stage design
Alessandra Leone, visuals
Michael Göster and Andreas Kunz, stage design
Gloria Brillowska, costumes
Elisa Erkelenz, concept
Maj-Lene Tylkowski, assistant director
Mark Schröppel, director

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Johannes Kirchberg

For the series "In Concert" the new program "Testsieger" by Johannes Kirchberg and band in the Tonali-Saal Hamburg had been broadcasted on Feb. 10th on public nationwide radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Johannes Kirchberg, vocals, piano
Frank Meiller, Saxophone, Clarinet
Henning Kiehn, Bass
Tobias Günnemann, percussion

Moderation: Holger Beythien

Recording Producer: Karola Parry
Sound engineer DLFK: Aki Matusch
Technicians DLFK: Gerald Weinert, Claudio Krott

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Symphoniker Hamburg

At the beginning of the year, two New Year's concerts of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra have been recorded in the Laeiszhalle using PARRY AUDIO's mobile equipment.

The traditional New Year's Concert of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra on January 1, 2020:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125

Conductor - Guillermo García Calvo
Carl-Philipp-Emanuel-Bach-Choir Hamburg, Laeiszhallen Special Project Choir
Heather Engebretson - Soprano
Lioba Brown Mezzo - Soprano
Brenden Gunnell - Tenor
Audun Iversen - Bass

The Haspa New Year Concert on January 5, 2020:
Hector Berlioz, Le carnaval romain / Overture caractéristique Op. 9
Piotr I. Tschaikowsky, Variations on a Rococo theme in A major Op. 33
Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E minor =p. 95 "From the New World

Conductor Sylvain - Cambreling
Andrei Ioniță - Violoncello

Foto Laeiszhalle © Thies Raetzke

Recording Producer: Karola Parry
Sound engineer and technician: Rouven Öttjes, Karola Parry

 

 

 

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