Orchid Orchid Classics was founded in 2005 by violinist Matthew Trusler, with the goal of providing artists with the creative freedom and artistic control to produce exceptional recordings.
The label, still under Trusler’s artistic direction, has since established itself as a significant creative force working with many of today’s major artists.
Recently the company won a Latin Grammy Award with Gabriela Montero, one of the most successful recording artists of her generation, in her first release with an independent label.
Other highlights have included Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg in two recital albums, one of which received a Classic BRIT nomination and a Gramophone CD of the Year; three albums with violinist Ilya Gringolts including Adams and Korngold concerti; tenor James Gilchrist in the three great Schubert song cycles; and Fairy Tales, an album of children’s poetry and music with actors Simon Pegg, Clive Owen, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Conti.
The company has now expanded to include Orchid Media, a PR and marketing division, providing a wide range of services to artists and organisations.