…always a label worth keeping a close eye on to discover young artists of immense promise…
Gramophone Magazine

With the launch of Coco Tomita’s debut album approaching, Orchid continues a proud tradition of exceptional debut recordings released on the label.

Here are a handful worth returning to.

Coco Tomita, violin & Simon Callaghan, piano

“There must surely be great things ahead for a talent such as this”
The Whole Note

Works by Enescu, Poulenc, Boulanger, Hubay, Ravel & Debussy

Louise Alder, soprano & Joseph Middleton, piano

“This disc of Richard Strauss songs comes at just the right moment in her ascent towards stardom”
The Guardian

Selected songs from Richard Strauss

Guy Johnston, cello & Kathy Stott, piano

“a gripping performance”
The New York Times

Works by Bridge, Britten & Turnage

Natalia Romaniw, soprano & Lada Valesova, piano

“A rapturous album from opera’s new superstar”
The Telegraph

Works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Janáček & Novák  

Tesla Quartet

“An outstanding recording debut.”
BBC Music Magazine (Recording of the Month, Double 5 Stars)

Works by Haydn, Ravel & Stravinsky

Chelsea Guo, piano & voice

“here is a rare talent” (Five Stars)
BBC Music Magazine

Works by Chopin, Melichar & Rossini

Elizabeth Llewellyn, soprano & Simon Lepper, piano

Nominated for the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2022, Newcomer category

Collected works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Fransisco Fullana, violin

“By turns terse and explosive…compelling”
Gramophone Magazine

Works by Richter, Brotons, Schnittke & Yun

John-Henry Crawford, cello & Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano

“a splendidly satisfying recital on all counts”
Gramophone Magazine

Works by Brahms, Ligeti & Shostakovich