Pierre-Laurent Aimard is nominated in both the Orchestra and Instrumental categories for his recordings of Elliott Carter: Late Works (Ondine) with Oliver Knussen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux (Pentatone) respectively. Also nominated in the Orchestra category is Anne Sofie von Otter for Sibelius with Hannu Lintu and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Ondine).
Four HarrisonParrott nominees feature in the Concerto category. Christian Tetzlaff, and a second nomination for Hannu Lintu, are selected for their Bartók Violin Concertos No.1&2 recording (Ondine) with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is nominated for his Grieg Piano Concerto recording with Chandos, and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner. Our nominees in this category are completed by Lisa Batiashvili and her Visions of Prokofiev (Deutsche Grammophon) recording, with Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Gautier Capuçon and Bertrand Chamayou are nominated in the Chamber Music category. Capuçon features with his Brahms String Sextets recording (Erato), and Chamayou with Debussy also from Erato.
We are also represented in the Opera category. Our first nomination is Hanna Hipp as Anna in Berlioz’s Les Troyens (Erato), with John Nelson, Strasbourg Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra, Baden State Opera Chorus, and Opéra national du Rhin Chorus; and our second nomination is Klara Ek as Costanza in Mozart’s Il sogno di Scipione (Signum) with the Choir and Orchestra of Classical Opera with Ian Page.
The winners of each category will be announced on the Gramophone website on 31 August. The winners of the special Awards (including Recording of the Year, Orchestra of the Year, Artist and Young Artist of the Year, Label of the Year and Lifetime Achievement) will be announced at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony on September 13, which will be live-streamed via medici.tv.
You can listen to our Spotify playlist of the nominated albums here: