CD “The Art of Fugue” with Chinese pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei receives Choc de l’Année

Posted on December 3, 2014

Choc classica 2014-GRAND

We are proud to announce that our CD with J. S. Bach’s “The Art of Fugue”, played by world-renowned Chinese pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei, has received the “Choc de l’année 2014” last night at an award ceremony in the Salle Pleyel in Paris.

The “Choc de l’année” is awarded annually by French music magazine “Classica” and is considered the most prestigious award for classical music recordings in France.

The Classica magazine about the CD: “While the discourse intensifies and the texture becomes opaque over time, the pianist preserves this inner light. In doing so, she establishes a wonderful proximity between the listener and the composer, therefore making it accessible and poetic, which is very rare.”

Below is a picture from the awards ceremony with Zhu Xiao-Mei (left) and accentus music’s managing director Paul Smaczny (middle).