24 HarrisonParrott and Polyarts’ artists are nominated for Opus Klassik 2021 Awards
HarrisonParrott and Polyarts are delighted to announce that 24 artists have been nominated for the Opus Klassik 2021 Awards.
Christoph Koncz is nominated in four categories for his album Mozart’s Violin, recorded on the composer’s own violin: Instrumentalist, Young Artist, Audiovisual Music Production and Concert Production.
Trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary is nominated for Instrumentalist, Young Artist, and Classic Without Limits for her album Piazzolla Stories, released in celebration of the composer’s centenary year.
Javier Perianes is nominated in the Instrumentalist category, Chamber Music and Solo Instrument categories for his album Cantilena recorded with Tabea Zimmermann, exploring 20th and 21st century Spanish and Latin American chamber music
Jean Rondeau is also nominated in the Instrumentalist category.
Gautier Capuçon is once again nominated in the Instrumentalist category. A true ambassador for the cello, Gautier’s latest album Emotions has since reached gold status in France, with more than 50,000 copies sold.
Javier Perianes is nominated in the Instrumentalist, Chamber Music and Solo Instrument categories for his album Cantilena recorded with Tabea Zimmermann, exploring 20th and 21st century Spanish and Latin American chamber music.
Alban Gerhardt is nominated for the Opus Klassik in the Instrumentalistcategory. His album Shostakovich: Cello Concertos released on Hyperion features the live recording of Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat Major and Cello Concerto No.2 in G Minor with WDR Sinfonieorchester and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Earlier this year Gerhardt has also been awarded the International Classical Music Award for this album.
Romantique recorded by Les Vents Français, the all-star wind ensemble of which François Leleux is a part, is nominated in the Chamber Music, 19thCentury Music category. This recording presents works by August Klughardt, George Onslow and Louis Spohr to showcase the whole range of emotions in the 19th century winds chamber repertoire.
The Goldmund Quartet’s most recent recording, Travel Diaries, has been nominated in the category Ensemble/Orchestra of the Year.
Yulianna Avdeeva’s digital Bach Project has been nominated in the Participation category.
Echo Collective have been nominated twice this year for Composer of the Year and Classic Without Borders for their Album The See Within, an album of original compositions.
Saxophonist Jess Gillam is nominated for three Opus Klassik Awards this year, besides nominations for recording of the year and a recurring nomination for the Instrumentalist category, she is also in the run for an award for Best Ensemble. This summer Jess will for the first time tour her Jess Gillam Ensemble – a group of her closest musician friends, performing brand new arrangements from her 2nd album, performing concerts across England.
With a total of five nominations Paavo Järvi is standing out with his most recent recording successes. While his complete Franz Schmidt cycle, recorded with Frankfurt Radio Symphony for Deutsche Grammophon has been nominated for an award for Best Symphonic Recording, the latest disc with his own Estonian Festival Orchestra, featuring Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Mythos and recorded for Alpha, is in the run for Best Symphonic Recording and World’s First Recording of a New Piece. These two recordings have also gained him two Conductor of the Year nominations.
Samuel Mariño is nominated for no less than three Opus Klassik categories in 2021. His debut solo album Care Pupille with the Händelfestspielorchester Halle and Michael Hofstetter, places him in the running for Singer of the Year, Young Artist of the Year and Solo Vocal Artist of the Year for Opera.
Eight Songs from Isolation is nominated for Audiovisual Music Production, featuring Shenyang in a world premiere by Du Yun, the album was released with eight accompanying music videos, all shot on iPhone.
Pene Pati features in Christopher Tin’s new work To Shiver the Sky, the composer’s debut album release of the same name on Decca Gold and which is nominated for the Classic Without Limits award.
Pablo Heras-Casado’s recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Freiburger Barockorchester for Harmonia Mundi raised nominations for Conductor of the Year, Symphonic Recording — 18th and 19th centuries, and Choral Work Recording. The recording features singers Christiane Karg, Marianne Beate Kielland, Werner Güra and Florian Boesch in the last movement of the work. The album also includes Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, with Kristian Bezuidenhout on pianoforte.
Heras-Casado repeats last year’s nomination for Conductor of the Year, for his recording of Beethoven’sPiano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5, the first instalment in a series celebrating Beethoven, including the complete Piano Concerti and the Triple Concerto.
Lisa Batiashvili received an Opus Klassik nomination for the Instrumentalist categpry for her latest album by Deutsche Grammophon, City Lights. The album has also earned her a nomination in the Music Videocategory.
Clarinettist Martin Fröst has also been nominated in the Instrumentalist category for his albumVivaldi, recorded with Concerto Köln and released on Sony Classical.
Bertrand Chamayou is nominated in three categories this year. For his solo piano album Good Night, released on Warner, he is nominated in the Instrumentalist category, as well as Solo Recording – Instrument and Klassik ohne Grenzen.
Nicolas Altstaedt has been nominated in the Chamber Musiccategory with his chamber partners Antonio Pappano and Vilde Frang who appeared in Ian Bostridge’s album Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs.
Víkingur Ólafsson has received four nominations for his latest album on Deutsche Grammophon, Reflections; Instrumentalist of the Year, Solo Recording – Instrumental, Classic Without Limits and the World Premiere Recording categories. He is additionally nominated alongside Jóhann Jóhannsson in the Video category for Flight From The City.
Conductor and composer Peter Eötvös has been nominated in the Conductor of the Yearcategory for his performance of Alba with the Bayerische Rundfunk for the Rebecca Saunders: Still — Aether – Alba album. The album is also nominated in the 20th and 21st centuries Chamber Music category.
Barbara Hannigan is nominated in the Audiovisual Music Productioncategory together with Aphrodite Patoulidou and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra for their rendition of Stravinsky’sThe Rake’s Progress.
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