Based in Leipzig TRUE announced the release of the violist Karolina Errerathe first album of “Songs of Rain”, alongside the pianist Lilit Grigorian.
The album includes a wide range of original works and arrangements, including that of Tchaikovsky Romance Op. 6, Songs of Rachmaninoff op. 4, Dowland’s First Book of Dreamsby Britton tears for viola and piano, Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Op.64, Brahm’s Lieder and Gesänge Op. 59 and Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78.
“The sound of raindrops, perhaps the hottest in summer, can be so pleasant, soothing, atmospheric, thought-provoking,” Errera told The Violin Channel. “For my first album, I wanted to find music that could resonate with this atmosphere, be emotional, poetic and introverted in the best way. Johannes Brahms’ Sonata op.78 – which is based on his “Regenlied” or the “Rain Song “op. 59 – was the initial inspiration for the repertoire to be built around the theme of rain and song.”
From there, the duo explored the possibilities of vocal music through a viola and piano duet.
“The common quality of the works on this CD is that it tells a story that I think every human being can connect to,” she added. “I hope listeners will feel they can come back to this recording whenever they want to feel comforted or seek a special atmosphere.”
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Considered by Tabea Zimmerman to have “the rare gift of combining her marvelous musical talents with an exceptional taste and a humble and modest personality which is not so common these days”, violist Karolina Errera is the winner of several major international competitions. , including the Yuri Bashmet Competition and the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition. She has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Victoria Hall in Geneva and the Philharmonie Berlin. A graduate of the University of the Arts in Berlin, followed by studies at the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin, Errera is currently studying at the Kronberg Academy.