Genuin Records has announced the release of Canadian-American violinist Maia Cabeza‘s new album: ‘Folk Roots‘.

Recorded with pianist Zoltán Fejérvári and percussionist Alexandros Giovanos, the disc features Janáček’s Violin Sonata, Sandor Veress’ (1970-1992) Violin Sonata, Heinz Holliger’s (b.1939) ‘Frühlingstnaz’, Enescu’s Airs dans le genre roumain, Schulhoff’s Solo Violin Sonata and Bartók’s Violin Rhapsody No. 2.

“‘Folk Roots’ is a collection of chamber and solo works by various Central and Eastern European composers whose output expresses a strong influence of folk music …” Maia has this week told The Violin Channel.

“I really loved exploring how well these pieces complement each other – highlighting both the overlapping and contrasting musical heritage of these composers,” she has said.

“In addition to classics like Janacek Sonata and Bartok’s 2nd Rhapsody, the CD includes lesser-known works such as Veress and Schulhoff Solo Sonatas … I hope listeners will enjoy hearing something ‘new’ that will inspire them to listen to more works by these great composers.”

Folk Roots

Maia Cabeza, Violin

Zoltán Fejérvári, Piano

Alexandros Giovanos, Percussion

Label: Genuin

Release Date: February 28, 2020