ONYX started in May 2005 and its owner/director is Paul Moseley, for many years a senior executive at Decca. It is a premium quality, artist-led label. Their aim is primarily to record classical artists who are already well-known worldwide (often with previous recording contracts with so-called ‘major’ labels), and now wish to take more control of their recording careers. They release about 12 recordings per year and in their first 3 years we have already been awarded 2 Grammy Awards (USA) 2 Gramophone Awards (UK) and 2 Diapasons d’Or de l’Année (France).
Further Reading: Onyx
The Israeli soprano talks to Katherine about her new recording on Onyx showcasing Hensel's under-appreciated gifts as an orchestrator, and why she feels 'it’s about time that we give this composer the stage that she deserves'...
The Canadian violinist tells Katherine about turning his living-room into a temporary studio for his recent recording of the Ysaÿe sonatas, and 'bubbling' with his string quartet for a new Beethoven project.