San Francisco Classical Recording Company (SFCRC), founded in San Francisco in 2017, embodies the passion and vision of two friends to produce the highest quality recordings of classical music. SFCRC captures both historically significant and contemporary works encompassing opera, symphony and recital, featuring outstanding international artists and ensembles.
The company draws upon the team's extensive experience working in the classical recording industry as well as relationships formed with artists over the course of many decades. With the company's office headquartered in San Francisco and Managing Director and Producer Job Maarse residing in Belgium, the team is able to seamlessly coordinate live and studio recordings throughout Europe, Eastern Europe and the US.
SFCRC collaborates with the finest recording companies, including Polyhymnia International (Baarn, Netherlands) and Soundmirror (Boston, USA). The finished productions are released in SACD Surround-Sound by Dutch classical label PENTATONE, known for its phenomenal catalogue and exquisite sound quality.
The company places tremendous value on its relationships with long-time artistic partners while also seeking to engage today’s finest emerging talent. The team finds inspiration in bringing new life to known repertoire as well as introducing fresh creative works into the canon. SFCRC's mission is to produce fine classical recordings with the best possible sound for a wide range of listeners and audio systems, curated with a genuine love of and commitment to excellent music.
We are thrilled to announce that world-class lyric soprano Lisette Oropesa has signed a 5-year exclusive contract with our company. Topping the list of projects to be released exclusively under the PENTATONE label, is her solo album debut: a recording of Mozart concert arias with the orchestral ensemble “il pomo d’oro”, conducted by Antonello Manacorda and recorded at the Himmelfahrtskirche in Munich, Germany.
In commemoration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, SFCRC had planned to capture two live performances of the composer’s only opera Fidelio at the Kulturpalast Dresden this past April 2020. Due to the devastating complications of the COVID-19 pandemic, these performances had to be cancelled, and SFCRC was tasked with finding a more innovative way to realize the recording.