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Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut signs to Warner Classics aged 15

The young musician will release her first all-Mozart album under the new agreement in 2017

September 15, 2016

Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut, aged 15, has joined the Warner Classics roster on an exclusive contract.

Her first release will be an all-Mozart album, to be recorded this November and released in 2017. Included on the album will be the composer’s Fifth Violin Concerto and Adagio k.261 with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gordan Nikolić, and the Violin Sonata, k.454, with pianist Yoram Ish-Hurwitz.

Currently a student at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Wildschut made her debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw at the age of seven, and at the age of nine won first prize at the Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists in Weimar. She has performed with ensembles including the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica and Basel Symphony Orchestra, and in forthcoming seasons will perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. She also holds a scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and has toured with the Mutter Virtuosi.

‘I am so happy and honoured to be welcomed into the Warner Classics family, which contains so many wonderful musicians, and I am so looking forward to making the Mozart album,’ said Wildschut. ‘Mozart’s music is so clean and pure, yet also so full of life. He has a special significance for me since it was with his music that I won the Louis Spohr Competition, and that’s where my life as a concert performer really started.’

Violinists currently signed to Warner Classics include Itzhak Perlman, Kyung Wha Chung, Vilde Frang and Benjamin Beilman.

Read: 15-year-old violinist Daniel Lozakovich signs to Deutsche Grammophon

Photo: Thomas Ernst

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