Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut, aged 15, has joined the Warner Classics roster on an exclusive contract.
Her first release will be an all-Mozart album, to be recorded this November and released in 2017: the Violin Concerto No 5 and the Adagio K.261, for which she will be joined by the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under the leadership of Gordan Nikolić, and the Violin Sonata in B flat major, K.454, with prizewinning pianist and festival director Yoram Ish-Hurwitz.
Currently a student at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Wildschut made her debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw at the age of seven, and at the age of nine won first prize at the Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists in Weimar. She has performed with ensembles including the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica and Basel Symphony Orchestra, and in forthcoming seasons will perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. She also holds a scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and has toured with the Mutter Virtuosi.
Commenting on her new relationship with Warner Classics, Noa Wildschut says:
“I am so happy and honoured to be welcomed into the Warner Classics family, which contains so many wonderful musicians, and I am so looking forward to making the Mozart album. It’s our first project together and it’s a new adventure for me to be making a recording in the studio.
We’ve chosen a programme I feel very comfortable with, but it also presents me with an enjoyable challenge: Mozart’s music is so clean and pure, yet also so full of life. He has a special significance for me since it was with his music that I won the Louis Spohr Competition, and that’s where my life as a concert performer really started.
Whenever I play, it is important to me to enjoy making music and to share my joy with the people around me. I love what I do and I’m constantly searching for new inspiration and for new challenges that help me to learn – I’m always trying to learn as much as possible.”
Speaking for Warner Classics, Jean-Philippe Rolland (Executive Vice President, International A&R and Business Development) says:
“Noa’s sheer talent is complemented by an artistic maturity beyond her years, and I am more than confident that she will sparkle among the other distinguished violinists on the Warner Classics roster – Itzhak Perlman, Kyung Wha Chung, Vilde Frang and Benjamin Beilman.”