Gillian Smith is thrilled to announce that with the generous support of The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), she released her debut album, Into the Stone, featuring music for solo violin by Canadian composers Kati Agócs, Alice Ping Yee Ho, Veronika Krausas, Chantale Laplante, and Ana Sokolović on the Leaf Music label on September 27, 2019.
Into the Stone was recently nominated for 2020 Classical Recording of the Year by the East Coast Music Association (ECMA).
The album has been received with critical acclaim:
“A stunning debut by a rising star” -The WholeNote, October 2019
“Gillian Smith demonstrates a great skill and mastery…magnificently appropriates Canadian repertoire” -La Scena Musicale, November 2019
Gillian Smith’s recording of Veronika Krausas’ piece Inside the Stone from the album Into the Stone was selected by Spotify as one of their Classical New Releases picks in September 2019.
For a physical copy of the Into the Stone CD ($20), please use the contact form on this website and one (or more if requested) will be mailed to you.
You can listen/buy Into the Stone online here: http://bit.ly/2mJzGzs
Gillian Smith is also thrilled to have performed on a new album on the Centrediscs label featuring the chamber music of Canadian composer Carmen Braden, Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars. The American Record Guide wrote of Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars, “exquisitely and beautifully performed, this is a gem”. This album has also been nominated for the 2020 Classical Recording of the Year by the East Coast Music Association (ECMA).
Into the Stone was launched in Toronto at an event at the Glenn Gould Studio on Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 pm, featuring performances by Gillian Smith, violin with special guest Emily Rho, piano. Thank you so much to everyone who came!
Here are some photos from the launch:
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