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RECORDINGS BY DAVID FINCKEL AND WU HAN

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ArtistLed, an independent recording company established by cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han in 1997, is an enterprise which evolved out of the desire of two musicians to produce recordings in an environment free from constraints: artistic, commercial, technical and procedural. ArtistLed is not as much a company as a means for musicians to record what they want the way they want, and to offer their records directly to the public. The musicians are controlling participants in every aspect of the recording process, from selecting the repertoire and recording venue to setting the sound, running the sessions, constructing the edits, and determining the final mix. The result is a performance which combines the excitement and spontaneity of a live concert with the sonic and musical perfection expected of a studio recording. To date, ArtistLed has released nineteen recordings, all to critical acclaim. To learn more about David Finckel and Wu Han, visit davidfinckelandwuhan.com

 
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Da-Hong Seetoo, Recording Engineer

A Curtis Institute- and Juilliard School-trained violinist, six-time Grammy Award-winning recording producer Da-Hong Seetoo has emerged as one of a handful of elite audio engineers, using his own custom-designed microphones, monitor speakers, and computer software. His recent clients include the Borromeo, Escher, Emerson, Miró, and Tokyo String Quartets; the Beaux Arts Trio; pianists Daniel Barenboim, Yefim Bronfman, Derek Han, and Christopher O’Riley; violinist Gil Shaham; cellist Truls Mørk; the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival; the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under David Zinman; the Evergreen Symphony (Taipei, Taiwan); the New York Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel; the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (Columbus, Ohio); the Royal Philharmonic under Carlos Miguel Prieto; the Singapore Symphony Orchestra; and David Finckel and Wu Han for the ArtistLed label. His recording with the Emerson String Quartet for Deutsche Grammophon, Intimate Letters, garnered the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.

 

 

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Critical Acclaim

  • These are superb performances, impeccably recorded and excellently packaged.
    — BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
  • Listening to these recordings - and this feeling is reinforced by hearing Finckel and Wu Han in person - one is aware of musical collaboration as a sensual appetite, a triangle of composer and performers in passionate embrace.
    — BBC MUSIC
  • I do know fresh, wonderful, and very well recorded musical performances when I hear them, which is what we invariably get from ArtistLed. Their catalogue... by pianist Wu Han, cellist David Finckel, and recording engineer Da-Hong Seetoo, is an absolute jewel of a music recording enterprise.
    — Positive Feedback
  • David Finckel and Wu Han are heroic role models of the chamber musician as entrepreneur.
    — The New York Times
  • David Finckel and Wu Han are exploratory artists, who have thought outside the box.
    — The New York Times
  • Starting ArtistLed on our own was the combination of looking for artistic freedom, and wanting a direct communication with the audience, and the timing of the Internet. It felt right for the product, it felt right for the artistic freedom, it felt right for the marketing, it was a way of breaking free from the whole system.
    — Wu Han, Fanfare Magazine

Contact Us

General Inquiries
info@artistled.com

Press Inquiries
Milina Barry PR
office@milinabarrypr.com
212-420-0200
151 W 19th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

General Management
David Rowe Artists
davidrowe@aol.com
781-639-2442
24 Beesom St, Suite 4
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

 

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