Orchid Classics, a trademark of Orchid Music Ltd, is based in Dorset, UK, was founded in 2005 by British violinist Matthew Trusler (born 1976) and is still under his artistic direction.
The label's goal is to allow artists creative freedom and artistic control so that they can produce their best work.
Artists who have recorded for Orchid include Louise Alder, John Axelrod, Jonathan Biss, the Brodsky Quartet, the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, Chineke!, Ex Cathedra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, James Gilchrist, Boris Giltburg, Ilya Gringolts, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Jack Liebeck, Gabriela Montero, Tom Poster, Natalya Romaniw, Martin Roscoe, Yasuo Shinozaki, Kathryn Stott, Ashley Wass, four of the BBC orchestras and Matthew Trussler himself.
Further information: orchidclassics.com
Spotlight. The Wild and the Mild - Gerald Fenech finds the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Axelrod's new recording of contrasting versions of Robert Schumann's Symphony No 4 in D minor preciously invaluable. 'Performances, sound quality and presentation are a credit to the Orchid Classics label.'
CD Spotlight. The Syntax of Worlds - John Dante Prevedini listens to music by American composer Pierre Jalbert. '... Jalbert ... implies a novel dimension of meaning by presenting distinct sonic universes in a syntactically suggestive sequence.'
CD Spotlight. Subtle Touches - 'Die schöne Müllerin', heard by Robert Anderson. '... a memorable performance.'
CD Spotlight. Marvelously Incisive - Rózsa and Korngold violin concertos, recommended by Howard Smith. '... breathtaking virtuosity from soloist and orchestra alike.'
CD Spotlight. A Forthright Approach - J S Bach's St Matthew Passion, recommended by Howard Smith. '... the Ex Cathedra performance is a triumph.'