Format: COMPACT DISC
Liebeskind, Daniel; Lowry, Christopher; Lin, Zih-Yun
This album features a program of great works for viola from the 21st Century. Violist Christopher Lowry is also a wonderful composer, and two of his works are featured here, along with works by Peter Dayton and Christopher Hallum. This is miles removed from the often hard-to-listen-to new music that is all-too prevalent. This music is immediately captivating. Hailing from Nashville, TN, Christopher Lowry is emerging as one of the leading violists and most performed composers of his generation. He is a two-time prize winner in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, winning the “Jury Panel Prize” in 2016 and Yuri Bashmet’s “President of the Jury Prize” in 2013. He has also won prizes in the Lewisville Lake Symphony International String Competition (2015), LSU Concerto Competition (2014, 2012), Marquette Symphony Concerto Competition (2014), Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition (2012), Vanderbilt Concerto Competition (2008), ASTA National Solo Competition (2007), and the Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition (2006), among many others.