Thomas Gould (violin and director),
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
I. Allegro ma non troppo
III. Rondo (Allegro)
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Released May 4, 2015
"Live in Riga" is the major new album from the celebrated 31 year old British violinist Thomas Gould. Recorded live in concert with Sinfonietta Riga on April 11th 2014 at the Great Guild Hall in Riga, Latvia, it confirms Gould’s enormous potential as one of the most inventive and colourful instrumentalists of his generation. Gould is no ordinary classical musician but one of a new generation who refuse to be defined by a single genre. He has developed impressive jazz credentials, but it is in this environment as soloist/director of classical repertoire where he really excels. The Times recently described Gould as “intent on becoming the Nigel Kennedy of his generation”. Gould, however, is incomparably his own musician. Bold and courageous enough to forge his own path and follow his singular vision, he steps outside the footsteps of the greats.