For more than two decades, Cedille has produced world-class recordings featuring outstanding classical musicians.

Founded by James Ginsburg in 1989, Cedille Records has supported Chicago’s classical music community for over 30 years. A nonprofit record label, Cedille’s mission is to produce and disseminate audiophile recordings presenting the finest classical music performers and composers in and from Chicago. The recordings further the careers and legacies of these Chicago artists as Cedille invests heavily in marketing and promotion, not only of the recordings but of the artists represented on them. Unlike other record labels, Cedille never removes albums from its catalog. Each recording is a permanent documentation of the artist’s work, available both as a physical album and on online platforms.

As a label devoted to classical musicians from a specific metropolitan region, Cedille’s model is unique, and its recordings promote Chicago as a musical city by bringing the area’s most significant classical music artists to a worldwide listening public. This can be seen in the recognition our recordings consistently receive: in addition to near-universal critical praise and other awards, Cedille albums have won eight Grammy Awards and received 30 nominations, including six Awards for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance since 2008.

Album sales and streams cover only a small fraction of our expenses; we rely on the generous contributions of classical music lovers to support the rest. With your support, we will continue recording and producing classical recordings of the highest quality, featuring outstanding performers and composers from Chicago. Please contact us to learn more about Cedille Records and how to get involved — and please consider donating today.

Posted: Jan-24-2023