Classical Acoustica

Classical Acoustica counts a number of emerging artists in the classical world combining both classical and neo-classical.

Here are a collection of Spotify playlists showcasing our recent releases. Get in touch if you would like to use any of our tracks for sync or licensing studio@larkrecordings.com

Chris Snelling

Chris was signed by Lark Recordings in 2014, initially to record a diverse repertoire of piano arrangements but increasingly his own compositions are taking precedence.  His latest album “88 Keys and Me”, released in January 2019, is a collection of original compositions imbuing his distinctive minimalist style. Chris’s music is gaining him a faithful following, particularly on streaming sites such as Spotify counting over 214,000 monthly listeners and 2,700 followers, and had songs featured on Apple’s Best of Week, Classical Concentration and Classical Piano Essentials Playlists.

https://open.spotify.com/user/larkrecordings/playlist/332hdcdZTIpOqGIQ74fovj?si=QteWyysFS0-3kdbYQheD0w

Paula Kiete

Paula is a vibrant and talented violinist with a unique sound. Classical training, along with a love for contemporary music, has allowed her to develop into a versatile and adaptable player. Also an accomplished vocalist, Paula started singing at the age of six and has trained extensively in vocal performance. Her first and main inspiration and stage partner has been her dad, Normunds Kietis, who is a known singer songwriter in Latvia. Paula is known in Latvia as a member of a 6 piece vocal band ‘Putnu balle’ as well as a solo artist performing beautiful compositions by Imants Kalnins. Paula performs in the UK, Italy and Spain as part of Folk Junkies, an energetic and much in demand folk-inflected violin driven band.

Paula’s violin arrangements have a growing following on Spotify and her violin arrangement of “Gravity”  was recently added to Spotify’s Calming Instrumental Covers Playlist.

https://open.spotify.com/user/larkrecordings/playlist/1O3vtW7Tct9MdouMlUfM7j?si=jIBRruNFTiSnYfT3oYeF2A

Chris Mercer

Chris’s original work draws inspiration from nature; attempting to represent the peaceful qualities of the planet through music. He released his first album “Peaceful Guitar” in January 2019 and is already striking a chord with Spotify’s official playlist of the same name. Chris has over 340,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and has had tracks featured on Apple’s The A List: Classical Playlist.

https://open.spotify.com/user/larkrecordings/playlist/7drpDj7VKJZuoiNSl5H6RQ?si=Hpsz8fbLR8WWBLUd39e3jA

James Shanon

James is a young guitarist from Dorset who is most at home on the acoustic guitar. Arranging popular songs for finger style guitar is something that James thrives upon alongside composing a steady stream of delicate and emotive guitar instrumentals. Colours of folk run through James’ work mixed with spoonfuls of Jazz creating a warm and open soundscape. Notable influences on his sound and technique have been guitar greats Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt, and songwriters such as Don McLean, Jim Croce and John Denver. James released “Peaceful Guitar” in February, has 23k monthly listeners on Spotify and songs featured on Apple’s The A List: Classical Playlist

https://open.spotify.com/user/larkrecordings/playlist/11S3Z2t0En1Lbk7Rr5jP81?si=3XAprvRsSn6pSS0jMVEKMA