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Warner Classics has signed an exclusive agreement with the violinist Daniel Lozakovich.

Stockholm-born Lozakovich – still only 23 years old – enjoys a considerable international reputation, appearing as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, as a recitalist in major concert halls, and as a guest at prestigious festivals. France’s Le Figaro has spoken of his “perfect mastery”, the Boston Globe has praised his “poise, tonal purity, and technique to spare, and London’s Guardian has described the tone he draws from his 1713 Stradivari violin as “sweet, warm and extraordinarily beautiful”.

Daniel Lozakovich’s first Warner Classics album, due for release in August 2024, is a recital in collaboration with pianist Mikhail Pletnev. The programme includes César Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano FWV 8, Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 Op. 45 and ‘Solveig’s Song’ from Peer Gynt Op. 55, and Dimitri Shostakovich’s ‘Romance’ from The Gadfly Op. 97a and a Violin Sonata jointly composed by Alexi Shor and Pletnev himself.

“I have followed Daniel Lozakovich closely for the last 10 years or so,” says Alain Lanceron, President of Warner Classics & Erato, “and it gives me great joy to welcome him to Warner Classics. While very much a young player of today, he is an artist whose poetry and integrity place him in the great tradition of the 20th-century violinists who set the benchmarks for the recorded catalogue.”

Daniel Lozakovich adds: “It is an immense honour to join the Warner Classics family, to which most of my favourite musicians in history belong. My main goal in joining this legendary label is to have artistic freedom, create a musical world, and record works of immortal beauty with musicians I love. For me, making music is a spiritual key to unlocking the truth of the soul.”