Lithuanian conductor and music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has signed exclusively to Deutsche Grammophon. She will release her debut album with the label in May – a collection of orchestral works by 20th-century Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg.
Gražinytė-Tyla has plans to record music later this year by contemporary Lithunaian composer Raminta Šerkšnytė with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Vilnius Municipal Choir and Kremerata Baltica. In celebration of the CBSO’s centenary, Gražinytė-Tyla will also embark on a project with the orchestra to record an album of works by 20th-century British composers.
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla follows in the footsteps of conductors Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Andris Nelsons and Pierre Boulez, all of whom signed with Deutsche Grammophon.
‘Deutsche Grammophon was part of my upbringing,’ says Gražinytė-Tyla. ‘It’s a genuine honour to join DG and to record works that will be new to so many listeners.’