Ksenija Sidorova signs to DG

-Posted on 28.04.2016

‘Charismatic and genre-crossing accordionist’ Ksenija Sidorova has signed an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon and has announced that her yellow label debut album will be her own fresh vision of Carmen.

‘We are delighted to welcome such a remarkable talent to our roster,’ commented Ute Fesquet, DG’s Vice President, Artists & Repertoire. ‘Ksenija puts heart and soul into every performance. In her hands the accordion becomes more than an instrument – it is her voice and gives expression to her captivating personality. She is one of those genuinely rare performers who can transcend genre boundaries and beguile audiences with the intense beauty and vitality of her music-making.’

Ksenija studied at the Royal Academy of Music with the Academy’s long-time Head of Accordion Owen Murray, whose students have a phenomenal record of success.

Ksenija made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2009, and in January 2010 was hailed by The Times as ‘one of the real finds’ of the Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series. At the Classic Brits in 2012 shared the stage with guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, who studied at the Academy at the same time as Ksenija. The show, presented at London’s Royal Albert Hall, paved the way for her to work with, among others, Avi Avital, Juan Diego Flórez, Sting, Bryn Terfel and Rolando Villazón.

Ksenija’s Carmen, set for international release on in June 2016, presents an authentic reflection of the Riga-born artist’s charismatic personality. ‘Carmen fascinates me,’ she notes. ‘Of course I wanted to bring something new to this music, to let Carmen speak with a different voice. I could be daring and passionate, just like Carmen, and share in the multicultural musical ideas created by my wonderful collaborators.’ Ksenija has performed material from the disc in Dortmund in April, continuing in Latvia and Chicago later in the year.


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