The Gramophone Awards Ceremony is the most prestigious classical music awards ceremony in the world. It gathers together the most talented international classical musicians in a splendid celebration of classical music in all of its many forms. This year, the ceremony will take place on September 13th at 8 Northumberland Avenue, just off Trafalgar Square in central London.
The awards are interspersed with live performances from award winners: previous years saw performances from Benjamin Appl, Véronique Gens and Igor Levit. This year's shortlist looks equally impressive, including such names as Murray Perahia, Lisa Batiashvili, and Alexandre Tharaud. For those of you who are dying to attend, hope is not lost!
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A word of introduction and some details regarding this year's Award Ceremony from the Editor-in-Chief of Gramophone, for those who may not be familiar with proceedings:
Just a few steps from Trafalgar Square, 8 Northumberland Avenue is an appropriately grand setting for the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards, the most important annual accolades given to classical recordings. Beginning at 6.30pm (UK time/7.30 CET), a remarkable evening will unfold in which 12 extraordinary recordings will be named leaders in their genre - one of them ultimately being named Recording of the Year, sponsored by Qobuz - and some of today’s leading artists will be recognised with special awards including Lifetime Achievement, Young Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year. and to mark the anniversary we will be have performance by some previous Gramophone Award winners. The star-studded ceremony will be followed by dinner, with the evening concluding at midnight. It will undoubtedly be a night to remember.
You can find all of the shortlisted recordings by clicking here..
See this year's official Gramophone Awards Recordings of the Year Digimag, put together by our partners at Gramophone!