I am SO excited to announce that my brand new album is out now on CD!
This week’s blog post is going to be a little different in its format – I decided to switch things up a bit and make a new video diary entry to add to my E-Gré project series. By the way, if you haven’t seen the rest of my video diaries where I documented my whole journey on this fascinating project, make sure to check them out in the E-Gré section of this website so that you can get all caught up!
This is the first time that I have ever produced my own CD and it has definitely been a huge learning experience. I just had no idea about the amount of work that goes into producing a CD; from choosing the right colours and fonts, creating album art and working out just how you are going to distribute the album… it is certainly a huge undertaking. But this has also been a process that I have found really interesting, and in all honesty, I have LOVED having complete artistic control over the whole product. I am absolutely thrilled with how the CD has turned out and am excited to finally share it!
In this video diary, I’ll give you a mini ‘tour’ of the CD and talk you through how I made all of the decisions that I was faced with. I’ll fill you in on the meaning behind the beautiful album art – a gorgeous painting of Sonia by her first love, Walter Gramatté – and update you on my plans concerning distribution, as well as what’s next in terms of the future of the whole project.
I am also very excited to share with you that the album will shortly be available on Spotify! I will soon be announcing the exact date of release. Getting the permission for this is just so fantastic because it was always a goal of mine to try to shed as much light on this music and reach as wide an audience as possible. I hope that, through making the recording open-access and available for everyone to hear, there will be some young violinists out there who will feel inspired to learn and play these wonderful Caprices, as they are SO worth it! If you would like a copy of the CD, or have an idea for a school or library that might really benefit from having a copy in its archives, please let me know and I will add you to the mailing list!
Lastly, I want to thank the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation again for all of their support throughout this entire project. I feel utterly privileged and so lucky that I got to work on this music so intensively and create something of which I am so proud, and it certainly wouldn’t have been possible without their support.