From the sun-bathed streets of Columbia SC to the stunning landscapes of Scotland, the PARMA production team traveled far and wide this month, capturing a diverse assortment of new music with contemporary composers and renowned performers. Read on for the full report from this month’s productions.

Immersive String Quartets

The production team kicked off sessions this month in Columbia SC, where a string quartet of principal players from the Charleston Symphony were gearing up to record a piece by composer Thomas Cabaniss, a former Director of Education for the New York Philharmonic. The composer’s string quartet was produced in Dolby ATMOS by PARMA Senior Producer Brad Michel, four time GRAMMY winner and recipient of the first ever Gramophone Award for Spatial Audio.

New Sounds in Scotland

Mid May found the production team overseas in Scotland with the renowned Royal Scottish National Orchestra, one of the featured ensembles on the recently released SYMPHONIC CHRONICLES VOL. 1 from Navona Records. Set up in Scotland Studio — an updated, state-of-the-art sister studio to the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall — the ensemble performed Call of the Himalayas and Númenor by Australian composer Anthony Wilson, who was live on site for audio and video recording.

Solo Piano at the Shalin Liu

Fresh off of a resounding performance at Carnegie Hall, Trio Casals pianist Anna Kislitsyna traveled north to Rockport MA to meet with the production team, who had several solo piano works from composers Jay Anthony Gach, Eric Price, and Peter Dickson Lopez to be recorded. Hear Kistlitsyna in action on her full album of solo piano work, PIANO SPECTRUMS, available to stream on all platforms from Navona Records.


Navona Records, 2022

A profoundly emotive selection of aesthetic contemporary pieces with a world-class interpretation ranging from tender filigree to unbridled, seething virtuosity.

With several successful recording sessions in the books for May, the production team is ready to hit the ground running in early June with the video component of the Benda Quartet’s upcoming visual album, to be filmed in ​​Důl Michal, a former mine and current museum in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Důl Michal mine, Ostrava, Czech Republic