HarrisonParrott/Polyarts Artists win Opus Klassik Awards 2020
Víkingur Ólafsson will receive the Solo Recording Instrumental (piano) award for his latest album, ‘Debussy Rameau’. Debussy Rameau is his third album as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, which has already achieved five-star reviews and critical accolades, and surpassed 17 million streams.
Last year, Víkingur won the “Solo recording – piano” category of the 2019 Opus Klassik Awards with his Johann Sebastian Bach album.
Francesco Tristano’s album ‘Tokyo Stories’ wins the Classic without limits category award.
Andrew Foster-Williams stars as Méphistophélès in the ‘Charles Gounod: Faust (Version 1859)’ recording which is winner of the Opera recording / 19th century award.
As a regular guest on the Palazzetto Bru Zane Opéra français series Andrew also featured in Saint-Saëns’ Proserpine, winner of Best Opera 2018 at the International Classical Music Awards. He makes his debut at Opernhaus Zürich singing the Four Villains in a new production of Les contes d’Hoffmann this season.
Derek Welton features in a recording of Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane from the stage of Deutsche Oper Berlin who are also winners of the Opera recording in the 20th/21st Century category. His performance in the piece was hailed by Opernglas “Derek Welton was tailor-made for his role as a powerful but beautiful sounding Pförtner, entrusted with the most rewarding melodies which flowed from his extremely distinctive bass-baritone.”