Supporting the May 2017 release of Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip (PENTATONE), Murphy and The New Dutch Academy will tour the album internationally in 2017 and 2018.
The crowdfunding campaign for the new CD album is a success! Big thanks to all who have contributed. Murphy and the NDA have completed the sessions for Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip successfully. After the on location recording at the Council of State in The Hague in October, the album is currently in post-production at the Polyhymnia International studios in Baarn, the Netherlands. The album's international release is slated for May 2017.
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Simon Murphy, soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto and the New Dutch Academy appeared in a sold out show at the Sydney Festival in 2016 with the programme Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries.
Listen to Simon Murphy in a highly personal interview for Fine Music FM
Simon Murphy and the New Dutch Academy delivered all sold-out shows on tour in Turkey appearing at the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival with the programme Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries.
Simon Murphy successfully made his début with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (OPS) in December, taking audiences on a musical road trip of 18th century European symphonic centres in his hand-tailored concert programme An 18th Century Symphonic Grand Tour
Recently voted a top five highlight of the 30 year history of the Holland Festival of Early Music Utrecht, Murphy's recording of the Corelli Concerti Grossi, including the classic Christmas Concerto, for premium Dutch label PentaTone Classics, has been described by the press as "legendary". Read about the inspiration behind the production and Murphy's quest to create Corelli's orchestral sound-scape in a highly personal article for Limelight Magazine.
Murphy was interviewed by the Dutch Foreign Ministry about his recent exciting musical experiences in China ...