Ever saw a violist play so intense that you literally see the friction cause smoke to emanate from the strings? Well new Channel Classics artists Dana Zemtsov does just that as she plays Michael Kugel’s Prelude – Ysaye as she roams around an empty church.

The Jonas Sacks-directed video proceeds with Zemtsov performing as she moves through the echoing church in very dramatic fashion but barely 5 seconds into the video, Zemtsov literally rips the viola like a boy scout learning to make a fire out of twigs.

Who is Dana Zemtsov you may ask? Born in Mexico City in 1992 but based in the Netherlands, the young musician has become one of country’s most promising and prominent talents young talents.

Along with performing with fellow dutch violinist Janine Jansen and a recent recital performance at Carnegie Hall, Zemtsov’s name power is only set to rise with her latest exclusive recording contract with Channel Classics for a three album deal.

One thing is for sure, Zemtsov is going to be one this decade’s top premiere violist to watch.

Her new album ENIGMA: Solo Works for The Viola is out now on Channel Classics.
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Pre-released as high resolution DSD Download at https://channelclassics.nativedsd.com/albums/41018-essentia Physical CD and other format downloads available via Channelclassics.com from september 28. - - - One of the biggest dilemmas of our generation is where are we from, who are we, what is our identity? Globalisation has made the whole world closer, bringing our cultures more and more together.

Michael Kugel: Prelude - Ysaye

Opgenomen tijdens het Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht 2011 van Janine Jansen.

Recorded during Janine Jansen's International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht 2011.

Portret van altvioliste Dana Zemtsov, ter gelegenheid van de uitreiking van de Kersjesbeurs 2014. Geproduceerd door 24classics.com.

Dana and Cathelijne talk about their new release: "Romantic Metamorphoses" for Channel Classics. The SACD will be available at your local record store and at www.channelclassics.com You may purchase a high resolution mastering quality DSD version at: NativeDSD.com Dana Zemtsov, Viola Cathelijne Noorland, Piano Repertoire on "Romantic Metamorphoses": Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881): Sonata for viola and piano I.


© Photography by Jonas Sacks
© Photography by Marije van den Berg - Artotake
© Photography by Greenroom Creatives & Unfolded - Sophia van den Hoek

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