Formed in the year 2000, Delphian is widely recognised as one of the UK’s foremost independent classical record labels. In 2014 Gramophone Magazine awarded Delphian ‘Label of the Year’.
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it was initially conceived to supplement the already rich artistic activities that take place in during its famous International Festival, Delphian now boasts a wide roster that includes some of the UK’s finest choirs, ensembles, singers and instrumental soloists.
Since the label’s inception, founder Paul Baxter has remained dedicated to curating a rich and engaging catalogue, embracing both the very early and the very recent. Premiere recordings feature strongly, as do lesser-known composers, and the label’s ongoing relationships with house artists demonstrates its commitment to nurturing artists’ development and exploring long-term ideas. Comprising repertoire ranging from pre-medieval times right up to the present day, the catalogue now numbers more than 200 titles, almost every one of which has been produced by Baxter himself. With a focus on song, choral, chamber and organ music, keyboard works (particularly using historically important instruments), and roots/folk projects with a Scottish accent, Delphian is internationally recognized for its innovative approach to programming and for its firm support of new music.
Delphian has distribution in all major territories around the globe, further details of which are available here.