The San Francisco Conservatory of Music Acquires Pentatone Label

SFCM’s Studio G (Picture courtesy: SFCM)


PENTATONE will be a part of the collaborative efforts of The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) and administration firm Opus 3 Artists, the latter of which was acquired by the conservatory in October 2020.

As a trio, SFCM, Opus 3 Artists, and PENTATONE goal to “reimagine the mannequin for skilled music schooling and to invent the efficiency expertise of the longer term.”

PENTATONE is predicated in Baarn, Netherlands, and can proceed to function as an impartial firm. PENTATONE’s artists now have entry to SFCM’s recording studio within the Ute and William Okay. Bowes, Jr. Middle for Performing Arts in San Francisco’s Civic Middle Arts District. This Studio G is adjoining to the Conservatory’s multipurpose, black field Know-how Corridor — each of which had been inaugurated in November 2021.

Engineers, orchestral expertise, instructional sources, masterclasses, {and professional} improvement periods will likely be shared between the conservatory and label. As well as, the PENTATONE crew will go to the SF campus to take part in a venture through the Conservatory’s 2023 Winter Time period, ensuing within the launch of an album.

“Bringing PENTATONE in–home creates a rare backdrop to discover new concepts for performing, recording and distributing music,” mentioned SFCM President David Stull. “For the primary time, skilled artists have entry to a analysis and improvement engine within the type of SFCM’s college students and PENTATONE’s talent and creativity producing musical experiences of high quality and enduring significance.”

As one of many partnership’s first tasks, PENTATONE will document and launch efficiency by the Nationwide Brass Ensemble throughout [email protected]’s Nationwide Brass Ensemble Academy. The efficiency will likely be carried out by San Francisco Opera Music Director Eun Solar Kim contained in the Louise M. Davies Symphony Corridor. The discharge will embrace the debut of a fee by Jonathan Bingham, a winner of the Rising Black Composers Challenge sponsored partly by SFCM and the S.F. Symphony.

“The crew at PENTATONE is worked up for the potential that comes with a profound partnership with SFCM and the constituent firms of its bigger group,” mentioned PENTATONE Managing Director Sean Hickey. “The document trade is altering drastically and now is an efficient time for one of many largest and most–celebrated impartial classical labels to forge deeper and extra strategic partnerships.”

Awarded “Label of the 12 months” in 2019 by Gramophone journal and in 2020 by the Worldwide Classical Music Awards, PENTATONE is understood for its recordings by pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Denis Kozhukhin, cellists Alisa Weilerstein and Johannes Moser, vocalists Magdalena Kožená, Ian Bostridge and Piotr Beczała and ensembles together with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.