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WildKat PR is delighted to welcome award-winning composer Douglas Knehans to our roster of artists.

Image: Douglas Knehans © Tina Gutierrez Photography

 

Knehans’ music is about immediacy, drama, power, playfulness, architecture, harmonic structure, melodic expressiveness and more importantly depth and dimension. His music is about both love and life and a number of important critics see it that way too when they say his music “… tells an exciting story, ever- intensifying in color, thematic ideas, texture and tempo.” (The Washington Post)

His latest release Unfinished Earth is inspired by the relationship between nature and mankind. The disc features two works – “Tempest” and “Unfinished Earth” – represent contrasting views of how the external metaphors of wind and earth reflect more intimate internal worlds of the human heart and mind. The release is brought to life by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mikel Toms, and features soloists Gareth Davies, Principal Flautist of London Symphony Orchestra.” 

Knehans’ works have been released on various record labels which earned him numerous commissions, awards and fellowships in Australia and the United States from the Victorian Council, MacDowell Colony and Leighton Artist Colony. He has also worked with leading ensembles including the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and soloists like soprano Merlyn Quaife throughout his career. Once hailed by Fanfare Magazine for his “incisive, hauntingly beautiful recordings”, it’s no wonder that Knehans has garnered the attention and warm appreciation of audiences and performers around the globe.

We’re excited to be running a UK press campaign for the release of Knehans’ new release Unfinished Earth. The recording will be available to stream on NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY and purchase on Ablaze Records from 6 April 2018. 

(Written on January 30, 2018 )

WildKat PR is thrilled to announce that it will be working with young Israeli pianist Ariel Lanyi.  Ariel made his orchestral debut at the age of 7 after beginning piano lessons just before his fifth birthday.  He has since built up a busy recital profile of engagements in Paris, Rome, Prague and Belfast and his concert appearances are regularly featured on Israeli radio.  His debut album Romantic Profiles was released in 2012 on LYTE Records and includes Schumann’s Carnival Scenes from Vienna, Liszt’s Fantasy and Fugue on the theme B-A-C-H, Brahms’ Fantasies Op. 116, and Janacek’s Piano Sonata I.X.1905.

Ariel has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in Israel and has participated in the Israel Festival, Prague Music Performance, Tempietto Festival in Rome and the Ravello Festival.  In 2014, he will participate in the Young Prague Festival.  His talent has also been the focus of numerous documentary programmes on Israeli and British television, including ITV’s “Superhuman: Genius”.

Ariel is currently a student at the High School and Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and also studies violin, chamber music, and composition.  He has played in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, András Schiff, Yefim Bronfman, Murray Perahia, Andrei Gavrilov, Ivan Moravec, Angela Hewitt, Paul Badura-Skoda and Jonathan Biss, among others.

(Written on May 22, 2014 )