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Rhinegold LIVE Rely on AKG C414 Microphones to Capture Intimate Classical Performances

11 May 2015

AKG and UK distributor Sound Technology are pleased to sponsor the Rhinegold LIVE free recitals at London’s Conway Hall.

Rhinegold LIVE is a concert series, which aims to offer a unique and informal take on the classical recital experience. Artists have included Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, The Allegri Quartet, Nicholas McCarthy, Andrew Litton, Mary Bevan & Richard Peirson and, most recently, Carolyn Sampson. All concerts are recorded using the AKG C414.

Concerts are free to attend and include a free glass of wine beforehand. Artists perform in-the-round, offering an extraordinarily up-close and personal experience for both artists and audience members. Each 50-minute recital is followed by an informal Q&A with the artist(s) and a Rhinegold editor, where the artists are encouraged to select programmes that mean something to them.

The artists are hand-selected by the editors of Classical Music, International Piano and Opera Now magazines.

Louise Greener, Event Producer, Rhinegold LIVE, commented: “We’re delighted with the Sound Technology / AKG partnership. Of course, the C414 is one of the all-time classic microphones, and we initially approached AKG as Julian Lloyd Webber was very keen to use this specific model when he performed at the Series launch night.

The C414 is such a versatile microphone; we’ve used it with fantastic results across a variety of instruments and musical styles, from jazz and classical piano, to German Lieder and French art song and string quartet. Our artists are always thrilled with the audio quality."

The next Rhinegold LIVE event is on Wednesday 10th June featuring Jennifer Pike. Jennifer Pike was the youngest ever winner of BBC Young Musician of the year when aged just 12 back in 2002. Since then, she has performed extensively as a soloist with major orchestras worldwide, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Symphony.


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