Ruby Hughes releases "Renewal" with United Strings of Europe, BIS Label

18 March 2022

Released in January 2022, Ruby Hughes' latest disc with United Strings of Europe, Renewal (works by March, Shaw, Golijov & Mendelssohn), has received fantastic reviews.

"Welsh soprano Ruby Hughes is firmly in her element in each [Golijov song], singing with becoming warmth and clarity of tone, as well as impeccable intonation and diction." Jonathan Blumhofer, The Arts Fuse

"Osvaldo Golijov’s Three Songs, are also heard here for the first time with string orchestra accompaniment. They are sung here by the wonderful soprano Ruby Hughes, an artist with an endless assortment of vocal colors and a flawlessly instrumental technique." Rafael de Acha, All About the Arts

“…the Golijov songs with soprano Ruby Hughes are a fitting centrepiece.” Freya Parr, BBC Music Magazine ****

"The pairing of soprano Ruby Hughes with the string orchestra makes for music of remarkable poignancy and grandeur, and Renewal stands out all the more for including a performance so resonant. […] Hughes' haunting vocal conveys tenderness and despair and with maximum control. No moment on the recording is more powerful than this one, which is also perhaps the album's most intimate. The tone of the concluding part is consistent with the others, and Hughes again delivers a vocal of unerring pitch and shape. […] Hughes in the Golijov performance are remarkable." Textura

"…Ruby Hughes is achingly expressive in three songs by Golijov." Katherine Cooper, presto music

Watch Ruby and USE perform Lúa Descolorida (Three Songs) by Golijov here.

Available to purchase via Presto Classical -

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