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Ateş Orga

ATEŞ ORGA joined the Classical Source team in 2015. A contributor to The New Grove, associated early on with the BBC Listener, Music & Musicians and Records & Recording, and formerly co-principal programme-note writer of the London Symphony Orchesta, he was for many years on the academic staff of Surrey University. Prior to that he was a member of the BBC Music Division.

As a recording producer and CD annotator, his portfolio reflects a spread of passions from the classico-romantic mainstreamers, through the Russians, Eastern Europeans and Scandinavians, to a variety of composer collaborations ranging from Brian Boydell, Adrian Williams and Charles Camilleri to Loris Tjeknavorian, Kamran Ince, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Karl Fiorini.

His Wigmore Hall Piano Masterworks series devised for Nikolai Demidenko won a Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award (Hyperion); a later period-instrument Munich production of the Liszt Sonata with Thomas Hitzlberger won the Liszt International Grand Prix (Ambronay Éditions/Harmonia Mundi). Projects since have included Scriabin’s sonatas and études with Dmitri Alexeev and the seven Field piano concertos with Paolo Restani (Brilliant Classics), as well as a currently ongoing series of 19th century guitar duo albums with Jørgen Skogmo and Jens Franke (Naxos). A pianist, he read music at Durham University, graduating in composition.


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