Warner Classics have signed the 17-year-old trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary, her debut album will be released in Autumn 2017 and will feature both jazz and classical works.
The album, which will be called 'A Voice', includes a tribute to Vary's idol Chet Baker in the form of the song My Funny Valentine. 'Chet Baker is a god for me. He played it and sang it, the perfect blend of voice and trumpet; I can listen to him over and over again and the way he plays touches me enormously. This arrangement is my homage to Chet.'
Warner Classics was named Label of the Year at this year's Gramophone Awards and is the label of another leading trumpet soloist, Alison Balsom, who is interviewed by Sarah Kirkup in the December issue of Gramophone.
Jean-Philippe Rolland, EVP of A&R and Business Development at Warner Classics & Erato, said: 'At just fifteen years old, Lucienne Renaudin Vary already had complete mastery of her instrument, with a singing legato and a warmth in her sound that perfectly matches her personality. Curious about all repertoire, equally at ease in classical and jazz, Lucienne is a rare polyglot of the trumpet, making her versatility her greatest strength. She is a complete artist: the new voice of the trumpet.'