Cedille Records


Longtime friends Jennifer Koh and Kaija Saariaho come together in their stunning new album Saariaho X Koh, showcasing compositions created by the visionary Finnish composer. The album features works such as Light and Matter, Tocar, and the violin concerto Graal théâtre, which initially sparked their creative relationship.

Jennifer Koh dives deep into the visionary works of longtime friend and collaborator Kaija Saariaho in her new album Saariaho X Koh.

Jennifer Koh

Violinist Jennifer Koh Gears Up to Release Music by Kaija Saariaho from http://stringsmagazine.com

Kaija Saariaho by Merrin Lazyan Mar 6, 2017 ·

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About Us
Our Nonprofit Mission

Cedille Chicago, NFP is dedicated to bringing Chicago’s finest classical musicians to a worldwide audience by recording, distributing, and promoting their work. Through its high-quality recordings on the Cedille Records label, Cedille furthers the careers of outstanding Chicago classical performers and composers as they present innovative programs featuring the music about which they are most passionate.
Our Future

With our mission of widely disseminating recordings in mind, Cedille Chicago invests heavily in marketing and promotion of the recordings. Sales cover only a small fraction of our expenses. We rely on the generous contributions of classical music lovers to support the rest.

For more than two decades, Cedille has worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission. Once a recording is in print, it will remain perpetually available. Unlike other record labels, we never delete recordings from our catalog. Each CD is intended as a permanent addition to the world’s catalog of classical music.

With your support, we will continue recording and producing classical recordings of the highest quality featuring outstanding musicians from Chicago.

How Cedille Came To Be

In 1989, James Ginsburg founded Cedille Records, a recording company dedicated to making distinctive classical recordings featuring excellent Chicago-area musicians. Mr. Ginsburg’s vision for Cedille was to record local musicians performing important music overlooked by the major labels. After listening to tapes of pianist Dmitry Paperno’s on-air performances at 98.7 WFMT, Chicago’s classical music station, Jim Ginsburg actively and persuasively lobbied Paperno to record Cedille Records’ first album. The resulting project, Dmitry Paperno Plays Russian Piano Music, garnered favorable reviews from numerous critics.

Cedille Records immediately filled an important niche as the only Chicago-based classical label and first since Mercury Living Presence in the 1950s.

In 1994, Cedille Records became a not-for-profit record label under the umbrella of an operating foundation, now named Cedille Chicago. This change in structure gives Cedille Records the capacity to produce more noteworthy recordings and pursue larger and more ambitious projects.

To this day, Cedille sustains its core vision, rarely recording mainstream classical masterworks, and only in the context of original programs by artists who have enlightening and distinctive interpretations. Cedille enters into agreements with artists on a project-by-project basis. Recording projects are artist driven; Cedille helps the artist refine the concept, making it a more valuable contribution to the artist’s discography and the wider catalog of recorded music, as well as of greater interest to the listening public.

John Schaefer

For new music by living composers

newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


For great Jazz

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Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio