Headlines of the moment

Intermusica has just announced the conclusion of three new signings, including two outstanding young instrumentalists and one of the world's most individual and accomplished vocal groups.

Canadian violinist James Ehnes joins Intermusica for European representation on the back of enormous successes in North America with leading orchestras and conductors and with significant prospects already in place in Europe. His recordings for Telarc in particular have marked him out as a special talent to watch and he has the support of a number of today's leading conductors. At only 24 years old, he has already acquired extraordinary experience and a large repertoire - his recent Beethoven performances with the Orchestre National de Lyon and David Robertson (which clinched our interest) were a sure sign of an artist of maturity, depth and special musical ideas.

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Polish-born pianist Ewa Kupiec comes to us for worldwide representation already with a major career in Germany where she has had recent successes with the Leipzig Gewandhaus/Blomstedt, NDR Hamburg/Oramo, Frankfurt Radio/Wolff, Deutsche Symphony Orchestra Berlin etc., recitals in all the major festivals and cities throughout the country. Her vivacious playing, inquisitive intellect and her superb recordings of Chopin, Paderewski, Szymanowski and Lutoslawski have marked her out as a distinctive artist - Lutoslawski himself went on record describing her as a "true revelation".

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We also welcome the phenomenal vocal ensemble from California Chanticleer for European management. Chanticleer is a vocal ensemble of twelve male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass. This multi award winning ensemble performs a repertoire ranging from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to adventurous new music. Founded in 1978, Chanticleer has interpreted a wide variety of vocal literature and become internationally renowned as "an orchestra of voices". A substantial line of recordings for Teldec continues into the future. Together with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and the London Symphony Chorus (both under worldwide management), Chanticleer adds another dimension to our already high-level and diverse list of choral groups.