Sad news: David Bowerman, founder of Champs Hill Records, has died at the age of 84. Jun 28, 2020 | News | 1 comment 1 Comment Ates Orga on June 28, 2020 at 10:31 pm An influential pillar of society, supporting especially the younger generation, David Bowerman helped put on the map innumerable projects, artists and composers. He ran an ambitious ship, connoisseur values and high standards at a premium, lavish hospitality as the norm. I have the happiest memories driving down to his cultured music room/art gallery at Champs Hill near Fittleworth in West Sussex – late Elgar country – producing recordings rich in atmosphere and mood, not to mention bleakness, rain and driving winds in winter. Those albums included ambitious, esoteric challenges no holds barred, mostly for the label but also other companies. Patricia Rozario singing Tavener, the landmark Cheryl Frances-Hoad series (when David believed in someone, he went the whole way), the complete Scriabin Sonatas and Studies with Dmitri Alexeev, the Schott anthologies with Nils Franke and Jens Franke, Ivana Gavrić-Huys playing Chopin … so many. Rest in Peace. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.