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Champs Hill

Champs Hill Records, an independent label dedicated to recordings made at the hall, young artists and new or under-represented repertoire, was founded in 2010.  In 2016 the label will celebrate its 100th release.  Among the first releases on the label was 'Call me Flott', a collection of light-hearted songs with Dame Felicity Lott who enjoys a warm association with Champs Hill and gave the inaugural recital at the hall.  

The Music Room at Champs Hill, and Champs Hill Records are run as not-for-profit concerns. David Bowerman says "It's not about making money, it's about giving people the chance to hear some of the finest  musicians in the world, and about providing a platform for some of the marvellous young performers who are on their way up. With Champs Hill Records we're also keen to present relatively little-known music that is unlikely to stand a chance with the big labels."  

Among artists who have performed or recorded at the hall are Sir Thomas Allen, the Belcea Quartet, Ian Bostridge, Christine Brewer, Simon Callow, Nikolai Demidenko, English Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Isserlis, Simon Keenlyside, Viktoria Mullova, the Nash Ensemble, Raphael Wallfisch, and Judith Weir. Additionally, Champs Hill often hosts live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.  

The array of composers represented on the label is diverse; Bach, Dring, Elgar, Esposito, Franck, Goetz, Howells, Ireland, Menotti, Messiaen, Poulenc, Rachmaninov, Rontgen, Schnittke, Schubert and Shostakovich and Thuille are just some of them.

The work of contemporary composers features on numerous discs, including dedicated single-composer discs such as those of the works of Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Stephen McNeff.   Artists who have recorded for the label include the Allegri Quartet, Badke Quartet, Sophie Bevan, Mary Bevan, Katherine Broderick, Federico Colli, Alexandra Dariescu, Ivana Gavric, Thomas Gould, Sofya Gulyak, Graham Johnson, London Conchord Ensemble, Felicity Lott, Njabulo Madlala, Maximilliano Martin, Malcolm Martineau, Tom Poster, Roger Vignoles, Amanda R

Rêve d

Rêve d'Enfant

Sophie Rosa

Maurice Ravel - Eugène Ysäye
Stunden, Tage, Ewigkeiten

Stunden, Tage, Ewigkeiten

Benjamin Appl

Various
String Trios Nos. 9 -12

String Trios Nos. 9 -12

Lendvai String Trio

Julius Röntgen
String Trios Nos. 1 - 4

String Trios Nos. 1 - 4

Lendvai String Trio

String Trios Nos. 5 - 8

String Trios Nos. 5 - 8

Lendvai String Trio

Bach to Parker

Bach to Parker

Thomas Gould

Johann Sebastian Bach - Dai Fujikura - Anna Meredith - Nico Muhly - Graham Williams - Nimrod Borenstein - Ewan Campbell - Aziza Sadikova - Mark Bowden - John Hawkins
Violin Sonatas

Violin Sonatas

Giovanni Guzzo

Francis Poulenc - César Franck
All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

Man Overboard

Grieg Piano Works

Grieg Piano Works

Ivana Gavric

Edvard Grieg
Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Ksenija Sidorova

Edvard Grieg - Felix Mendelssohn - Moritz Moszkowski - Vaclav Trojan - Artem Vassiliev - Petr Londonov
Madrigali Dell

Madrigali Dell'Estate - Music for Voice

Clare McCaldin

Stephen McNeff
The Piano Trios / Works for Cello & Piano

The Piano Trios / Works for Cello & Piano

Gould Piano Trio

Felix Mendelssohn
Works for Solo Piano

Works for Solo Piano

Reinis Zarins

Jāzeps Vītols
Schumann Trios

Schumann Trios

Rhodes Piano Trio

Robert Schumann
The English Oboe: Rediscovered

The English Oboe: Rediscovered

James Turnbull

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Edmund Rubbra - Gustav Holst - Thomas Attwood Walmisley - Edward Longstaff - John Casken
Italian Love Songs

Italian Love Songs

Anna Leese

Gaetano Donizetti - Giacomo Puccini - Francesco Paolo Tosti - Diderik Wagenaar
Chamber Music

Chamber Music

London Conchord Ensemble

Ludwig Thuille
Call Me Flott

Call Me Flott

Felicity Lott / Graham Johnson

Various
Piano Quintet & Violin Sonata

Piano Quintet & Violin Sonata

The Schubert Ensemble

César Franck
A Fantasy Idyll

A Fantasy Idyll

Various Artists

Various - David Bowerman
Chamber Works

Chamber Works

Christian Brewer / Roger Vignoles / Gillian Tingay / Marianne Thorsen / Max Martin / Julian Milford

Various - Gian Carlo Menotti
The Trout Quintet and Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat

The Trout Quintet and Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat

The Schubert Ensemble

Franz Schubert
Summertime

Summertime

Felicity Lott / Graham Johnson

Various
Loeffler, Durufle, Pierné

Loeffler, Durufle, Pierné

London Conchord Ensemble

Gabriel Pierné
In the Mists

In the Mists

Ivana Gavrić

Various
Piano Quintet

Piano Quintet

William Howard

Johannes Brahms
Piano Trios

Piano Trios

Gould Piano Trio

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Plum Pudding

Plum Pudding

Felicity Lott

Various
J.S. Bach Concertos

J.S. Bach Concertos

Florian Uhlig

Johann Sebastian Bach
Favoured Fantasies

Favoured Fantasies

Various Artists

Various - David Bowerman
O Duo

O Duo

Owen Gunnell / Oliver Cox

Various
24 Preludes & Fugues

24 Preludes & Fugues

William Howard

Pavel Novák
Gillian Keith bei Strauss

Gillian Keith bei Strauss

Gillian Keith / Simon Lepper

Richard Strauss
Concierto Latino

Concierto Latino

Ittai Shapira

Glory Tree

Glory Tree

Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Classical Accordion

Classical Accordion

Sidorova Ksenija

Various
Emanuel Ensemble

Emanuel Ensemble

Emanuel Ensemble

Various
My Own Country

My Own Country

Felicity Lott / Graham Johnson

Various
Phoenix

Phoenix

Emily Pailthorpe

Various
From the Street

From the Street

Ivana Gavrić

Maurice Ravel - Sergei Prokofiev - Leoš Janáček
Complete Chamber Works

Complete Chamber Works

London Conchord Ensemble

Francis Poulenc
Works for Viola & Piano

Works for Viola & Piano

Krzysztof Chorzelski / Katya Apekisheva

Robert Schumann - Benjamin Britten
Flute Works

Flute Works

Daniel Pailthorpe

Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Concertos

Violin Concertos

Ittai Shapira

Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition

Stephen de Pledge

Ludwig van Beethoven - Johannes Brahms
Whereon The Wild Thyme Blows

Whereon The Wild Thyme Blows

Anna Leese / Stephen De Pledge

David Bowerman
Piano Trios

Piano Trios

Gould Piano Trio

Antonín Dvořák
Alexandra Dariescu plays Schumann, Liszt & Chopin

Alexandra Dariescu plays Schumann, Liszt & Chopin

Alexandra Dariescu

Robert Schumann - Franz Liszt - Frédéric Chopin
Full English

Full English

David Rees-Williams

Songs

Songs

Dame Felicity Lott / Graham Johnson

Richard Strauss
A Different World

A Different World

Diana Galvydyte / Christopher Guild

Various
The Crown of Ariadne

The Crown of Ariadne

Eleanor Turner

Various
American Violin Concertos

American Violin Concertos

Ittai Shapira

Various
Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Katherine Broderick / Malcolm Martineau

Alban Berg - Richard Strauss - Arnold Schönberg
Ex-Mass

Ex-Mass

David Rees-Williams Trio

Circus and Magic

Circus and Magic

Reinis Zarins

Various