Christian Tetzlaff

Tetzlaff, Pollini and Mørk win Gramophone Awards

27 September 2012

Christian Tetzlaff, Maurizio Pollini and Truls Mørk have been presented with prizes at the prestigious Gramophone Awards ceremony in London.

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff wins this year's Chamber category for his EMI Classics recording of Schumann's works for piano trio, together with Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Released in April 2012, the disc was described by Gramophone's Harriet Smith as "a remarkable achievement", and was made Gramophone's Editor's Choice in July.

Winner of the Historic category (awarding first releases of historic recordings) is Maurizio Pollini's 1960 disc of Chopin's Etudes. Bryce Morrison, writing for Gramophone, commented on the disc's "near flawless balance of sense and sensibility." The award comes in the same year as an ECHO Klassik prize for his CD of Brahms' Concerto No. 1 with Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, and an RPS Instrumentalist Award in May.

Truls Mørk's recording of works by Rautavaara with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgårds and percussionist Colin Currie, tops the Contemporary category shortlist. The disc, released in February 2012 was also Gramophone's Recording of the Month in April 2012.

Also picking up an award was French label Naïve, who won the 2012 Record Label of the Year. Renowned for their eclectic repertoire and artistry, the label is the home of HarrisonParrott artists Nikolai Lugansky, Anne Sofie von Otter (whose 'Sogna Barocco' was released earlier this week) and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who also performed at the London ceremony.

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