Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Gramophone Awards 2013 shortlist announced

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013
The shortlist for this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards has been announced. For the first time, recording category winners will be pre-announced at gramophone.co.uk on 27 August, then the Recording of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Young Artist of the Year and Label of the Year will be unveiled at the awards ceremony on 17 September at LSO St. Lukes.

In the Vocal Category, Magdalena Kožená, Jonas Kaufmann, Cecilia Bartoli, Joyce DiDonato and Christopher Purves are all competing (hard to make decisions there), whilst Best Instrumental includes Maria João Pires, Marc-André Hamelin, Steven Osborne, András Schiff, Stephen Hough and Paul Lewis. The Baroque Vocal Award nominees are The Sixteen, the Monteverdi Choir, the Dunedin Consort & Players, and last year’s Recording of the Year winners, Vox Luminis. The Early Music Category shortlist is entirely British, The Tallis Scholars, Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, The Sixteen, I Fagiolini and Gabrieli Consort & Players. In the Orchestral Category there is Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Frans Brüggen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen, plus last year's Orchestral winners the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiří Bělohlávek. The full list of nominees can be seen at the Gramophone website.

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