Sibelius / Rachmaninov


This item will be released September 28, 2018.

The Chineke! Orchestra return to disc on Signum in a new live orchestral recording from the Royal Festival Hall, London.

Drawn from exceptional musicians from across the continent, the orchestra is part of the Chineke! Foundation – a non-profit organisation that provides career opportunities to young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians in the UK and Europe. Their motto is ‘Championing Change and Celebrating Diversity in Classical Music’.

The Chineke! Orchestra is the brainchild of Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, FRAM, who says: ‘My aim is to create a space where BME musicians can walk on stage and know that they belong, in every sense of the word. If even one BME child feels that their colour is getting in the way of their musical ambitions, then I hope to inspire them, give them a platform, and show them that music, of whatever kind, is for all people.’

In this live concert recording under conductor Roderick Cox they perform Sibelius’s 2nd Symphony and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3, featuring multi-award-winning pianist Gerard Aimontche.



Gerard Aimontche piano

Roderick Cox conductor


BAR CODE 635212054826

RELEASE DATE 28/09/2018


Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30

Sergei Rachmaninov

1 I. Allegro ma non tanto

2 II. Intermezzo: Adagio

3 III. Finale: Alla breve


Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

Jean Sibelius

1 I. Allegretto

2 II. Tempo andante, ma rubato 6

3 III. Vivacissimo

4 IV. Finale: Allegro moderato