Avie Records was launched in 2002 by industry veterans Simon Foster and Melanne Mueller. With a combined experience of over 35 years in both the major label and independent sectors, Foster and Mueller identified a gap in the record business which inspired the creation of Avie.
Avie operates the label for and on behalf of the musicians who retain ownership of their recordings, acting as an umbrella for a number of musical organisations and individual artists. By so doing Avie creates a considerable scale of operation which ensures strong marketing, significant media interest and worldwide distribution.
Further Reading: Avie
The American conductor discusses the orchestra's debut recording of music by Florence Price, Valerie Coleman and Jessie Montgomery, which won the Best Orchestral Performance prize at this year's Grammys.
In the wake of its world premiere recording on Avie, the composer and tenor discuss the extraordinary song-cycle which Muhly composed for Phan in 2019, and reflect on the themes of immigration and identity which lie at the heart of the work.