As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

Photo: Marko Pletikosa

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

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As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

Photo: Marko Pletikosa

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO

New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET -

Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA -

Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET -

Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

Photo: Marko Pletikosa

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA -

Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET -

Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA - Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET -

Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA - Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET - Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA - Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET -

Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA - Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET - Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA - Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET - Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA - Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!

As we close out 2018, a year that saw groundbreaking new releases, tours through China, and PARMA’s 10-year anniversary, one might think that we’d be wistfully looking into the past. Instead, as we turn the corner into 2019, PARMA is already forging ahead into the goals and plans of the new year. With that, of course, comes our first Call for Scores of 2019. In addition to being recorded, selected submissions will be considered for live performance. Previously accepted scores have been performed in Russia, Croatia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United States, and more.

 

We are currently accepting submissions for:

 

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET - Boston MA

 

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA - Zagreb Croatia

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

Please submit PDF scores and corresponding MIDI files or live recordings via our Project Submission form.

 

Selected scores will be recorded and commercially released by PARMA Recordings. The submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production, and retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.

 

Works should ideally be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, but pieces outside of that range will still be considered.

 

Deadline for all submissions is February 4, 2019. There is no fee to submit.

 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt for submissions. We will work with the performers and our Sessions, Audio, and A&R Teams to select pieces that could fit these open projects. Should your music be selected, we will reach out to you with more information on pricing, scheduling, and other details.

 

Upload PDF scores and audio files via our Project Submission form:

1. THOMAS MESA: WORKS FOR CELLO AND CELLO WITH PIANO - New York NY

 

PARMA will be recording an album of new works for cello and cello with piano with Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa in New York NY. The pieces on this upcoming album will be performed in concert by Mesa following the recording sessions.

 

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Recent recital engagements include those for the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, Carnegie Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Beethoven Project, among others.

 

Mesa enjoys ongoing collaborations with The Crossing, and appeared on the choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bonhoeffer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Read more about Mesa here.

2. SIRIUS QUARTET: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET - Boston MA

 

PARMA will be recording works for string quartet with the acclaimed Sirius Quartet in Boston MA. Works selected for this album will be programmed for a curated compilation album through a PARMA label imprint, and will be featured in concert at one of the United States’ most prestigious halls.

 

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and raw energy, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach.

 

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

 

 

Previous PARMA albums featuring Sirius Quartet can be found through the links below:

 

AN ARC OF QUARTETS: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6081/

 

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6083/

 

Read more about Sirius Quartet here.

3. ZAGREB FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA - Zagreb Croatia

 

This Call for Scores features a recently re-established name in the European and international scene: the Zagreb Festival Orchestra, operated by PARMA Recordings. We are currently accepting submissions of works for orchestra, with or without soloists, to be recorded by the ZFO. All works recorded with the ZFO will be considered for concert programming during their regular performance season.

 

The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was formed in 1989 in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb to record an album of the overtures by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Consisting of the top performers from the very best ensembles in Zagreb, the ZFO recorded and released OVERTURES, an album that met with great commercial success and was featured in nearly a dozen major Hollywood films. The orchestra then fell into silence as the Croatian War broke out across the nation, and remained dormant until recent years.

 

In 2016, PARMA expanded its operations to Croatia and began recording in Zagreb. Seeing the potential in the city and its musicians, PARMA CEO Bob Lord and PARMA Project Director Miran Vaupotić set to work in 2018 bringing the ZFO back to life as a recording and performing orchestra. Sessions are booked throughout 2019, and in the Spring of 2019 the ensemble will perform live for the first time in its history at the Mozarteum Salzburg’s Großer Saal in Austria.

 

Discover more information, audio samples, and images from recent sessions here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SCORE!