We're delighted to announce a brand-new three-year partnership with Delphian Records - the first of its kind in the classical recording industry. 

As the record industry battles recent years’ seismic shifts, this partnership between Delphian Records and YCAT offers rare new recording opportunities for the most promising young artists, combining YCAT’s mission of developing careers at world-class level with Delphian’s twenty-year-long reputation for bold, considered programming.

In the first three-year recording partnership of its kind, Delphian will invite nine YCAT artists to record debut albums for global release forming part of the Delphian catalogue. This process – from creative concept to packaged and digital product – will give artists the vital experience of recording and will enhance Delphian and YCAT’s commitments to nurturing artists’ artistic development and long-term careers.

This first year of partnership sees “one of the most exciting musicians in the early music world” Tabea Debus, LSO principal oboe Olivier Stankiewicz, and longstanding violin/piano duo Benjamin Baker & Daniel Lebhardt [pictured during their series cover shoots] join the Delphian family, with six more YCAT artists to be announced in 2021 and 2022. Repertoire ranges from the 14th century to the present day; the complete collection will offer audiences across the world an engaging and varied series of albums.

YCAT’s identification of talent has an undeniable, proven track record. Former YCAT artists are already counting their editors’ choices on Delphian. I see this entirely natural partnership as an important landmark both in Delphian’s journey, as it celebrates 20 years in 2020, but also for the wider recorded industry, which must embrace collaboration at every opportunity

Paul Baxter Managing Director Delphian Records

Nurturing the curiosity and individual artistic vision of young artists has been at the heart of YCAT's work for 35 years. Having the opportunity now to work with the inspired team at Delphian to curate and create their debut recordings will be a game- changer for these artists as they launch their careers.

Alasdair Tait Chief Executive & Artistic Director YCAT

This partnership is made possible by the generous support of Alastair and Elizabeth Storey.

For further information contact [email protected] or visit delphianrecords.com and ycat.co.uk