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British Composers Premiere Collections Vol.1



Marius Stravinsky is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Karelia Philharmonic Orchestra. A British citizen, he was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 1979. He is bi-lingual in English and Russian as may be gathered from his musical education. As a violinist he attended the Central Moscow Music School from 1985 and in 1989 went to the Yehudi Menuhin School. He won a top music scholarship to Eton College in 1992. He attended the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music from 1997 to 2002. He was Assistant Conductor of Moscow State Symphony Orchestra until 2004, when he accepted the post of Resident Conductor of Helikon Opera in Moscow. He was assistant to Claudio Abbado in the Don Giovanni production in 1998 in Aix-en-Provene. He has guest conducted top orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, Queensland Symphony, and the State Orchestras of Lithuania and Belarus.

British Composers Premiere Collections Vol.1


“Cameo Classics are quietly doing wonderful things for British music as a look through their catalogue will tell you… These are fine and enjoyable works, well worth the investment in money and the time in listening to them.” Gary Higginson,

'Lamia is a particularly welcomed discovery, and the considerable enterprise of Cameo Classics should be loudly applauded.' Michael Round, International Record Review, May 2014

All the music on this disc is more than just ‘interesting’ - it is truly worthwhile in its own right, and highly enjoyable to boot. The many listeners who relish the music of the early twentieth century English school will need no recommendation, but others should investigate too. Paul Corfield Godfrey,, March 2014

Blower: Symphony - "This is a grand romantic British symphony here receiving its first fully professional recording….an impressive major piece..." Howell: Lamia - "it's fascination and enthralling power lies in its diaphanous scoring, which is luminously put across in this performance" Holbrooke; Variations on 'The Girl I Left Behind Me - "a great romp of a piece in which he has the orchestra turning metaphorical cartwheels and somersaults". Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International