New CD releases March 6th, 2020
Sharon Kam continues her cooperation with Orfeo and presents her new album with clarinet concertos of three different composers. She is joined by conductor Gregor Bühl and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
“20 years after recording the Weber Concerto with Kurt Masur I see and feel this piece very differently. Today, I try to play it lighter, more ‘Rossini’-like, compared to the heavier, romantic way before”, she explains.
The Concerto by Bernhard Henrik Crusell, published the same year as the Weber concerto, and the still unknown concerto by polish composer Karol Kurpinski make this CD a divers trip into the early romantic era.
Trio CD "Contrasts receives prestigious prize
Chamber music is a passion of the great solo clarinetist Sharon Kam. With her brother Ori Kam, noble violist and member of the Jerusalem Quartet, she has been performing since childhood. This creates a rare familiarity in musical thinking, an almost uncanny symbiosis, despite all the differences in voice, expression, color or phrase. Kam and Kam performed the program of their new album together with the pianist Matan Porat several times before they went to the studio. It is built like an ideal concert: the clarinet sings instead of the human voice at Brahms. The dark viola dares to play the tricky violin part at Bartók. Grandiose, adorable!
(For the jury: Eleonore Büning)