Sergei Babayan, artist-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1992, is entering into an exclusive recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon. The initial project will pair Mozart sonatas with solo works from different periods, and future recordings will explore works by J.S. Bach and Rachmaninoff, as well as rarely-heard repertoire and contemporary works. DG president Clemens Trautmann noted that Babayan’s “duo partnerships with Martha Argerich and Daniil Trifonov on Prokofiev for Two and Evocations underlined what we already know about his musicianship, revealing the incredible depth of his passion and compassion as an artist.”
About Daniel Hathaway
Daniel Hathaway founded ClevelandClassical.com in September, 2008, after a thirty-one year tenure as music director of Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral, where he founded the Wednesday Noon Brownbag Concert Series and Trinity Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of Harvard College and the Episcopal Divinity School, he also studied historical musicology at Princeton and Harvard Universities. Before coming to Cleveland in 1977, he served as head of humanities at the Sunset Hill School in Kansas City and as head of arts at Groton School in Massachusetts. In Cleveland, he has served on the music staff of Cleveland Opera, Great Lakes Theater Festival, and the faculty of Laurel School. As an organist, Hathaway has played recitals in the U.S., England, France, Germany, and Austria. He team-teaches Music Journalism at Oberlin College and Conservatory and is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America.