Collins Classics is a highly respected classical label formed in 1989 and now owned by Phoenix Music International. Featuring recordings from renowned London orchestras including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony and Consort of London, Collins Classics' catalogue covers a wide range of musical works from Bach to Britten and Shostakovich to Sibelius. The label’s 130 albums form a small yet important part of recorded music history.
To celebrate Cristina Ortiz's upcoming 69th birthday, Collins Classics has compiled a collection of the Brazilian pianist's finest performances recorded for the label. 'Virtuoso' not only highlights Ortiz's tender, beautiful and perfectly crafted style, but also reflects the virtuoso talents of the various composers featured on the album including Lizst, Bach and Rachmaninoff. With frantic highs and haunting lows, 'Virtouso' truly explores the full capabilities of the piano a