Sophie Pacini

Sophie Pacini signs to Warner Classics

18 March 2016

The ECHO Klassik award winning German-Italian pianist Sophie Pacini has signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics.

Sophie’s label debut is set for release in autumn 2016 and will be devoted to solo piano music by Beethoven and Liszt. The central work will be Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.21Waldstein’ and the album will also feature a programme of Liszt piano works and transcriptions including Wagner’s Tannhäuser overture, Liebestraum No.3, the Réminiscences de Don JuanConsolations Nos.1-3 and the Hungarian Rhapsody No.6.

Commenting on the signing, Jean-Philippe Roland, EVP of Artists & Repertoire at Warner Classics, said: “Sophie immediately put a spell on us through her munificent way of playing and her engaging personality.”

Stephanie Haase, Director of Warner Classics Germany, added: “We are delighted to welcome Sophie Pacini into the Warner Classics family. We were immediately impressed not only by Sophie’s virtuosity and intelligent approach, but also by her sheer talent for communicating with her audiences. When she plays, she draws listeners into her unique and personal experience of the music, which becomes instantly accessible.”

Full press release.