Eight HarrisonParrott artists win Opus Klassik awards
Martin Fröst performs at the Opus Klassik ceremony at the Konzerthaus in Berlin on 10 October where he receives the Instrumentalist of the Year Award for his album ‘Vivaldi’. “I’m SO happy to have won the OPUS Klassik for my new album ‘Vivaldi’ (on which I play three newly composed clarinet concertos based on Vivaldi’s most beautiful opera and oratorio arias arranged by Andreas Tarkmann). The OPUS Klassik means such an appreciation of the work and thought committed to this stunning music”, says Martin. The event will also be broadcast on TV on the evening of 10 October.
The recording of the Brahms Clarinet sonata’s, recorded 2018 in Neumarkt, is proof of Jörg Widmann’s and Sir Andras Schiff’s artistry and musical friendship. The duo regularly work together in recitals, with previous performances at Philharmonie Essen and Philharmonie Köln.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja receives the Opus Klassik for her very personal Vivaldi recording realised in collaboration with Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico. Together they have devised a programme entitled ‘WHAT’S NEXT VIVALDI?’, which interweaves ultra-virtuosic concertos by Vivaldi with, between each concerto, short pieces written by Italian composers of today, Luca Francesconi, Simone Movio, Giacinto Scelsi, Aureliano Cattaneo and Giovanni Sollima, commissioned by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, especially for this programme.
Sean Shibe receives Opus Klassik award in the Chamber Music Recording category for his contribution to Isang Enders’ concept album ‘Vox Humana’ released on the Berlin Classics label featuring his performances of Claude Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque and Les angelus.
Sol Gabetta and Martin Grubinger receive an Opus Klassik – not as the leading instrumentalists in their field which they are, but as presenters of the award-winning TV series “KlickKlack”, a magazine type, multi-genre television programme on an innovative and cutting edge crowd of younger musicians produced by Bayerisches Fernsehen.
Benjamin Schmid receives an Opus Klassik for his recording of Mozart Piano Quartets No. 1 and 2 K478 and 493 with colleagues Dejan Lazić, Zen Hu, Johannes Erkes and Enrico Bronzi for the label ONYX.
Lucienne Renaudin-Vary has been awarded an Opus Klassik Award in the Young Artist category for her new critically acclaimed album ‘Piazzolla Stories’. At the age of only 22, she joins the ranks of fellow HarrisonParrott artists Martin Frost and Patricia Kopachinskaya, who received similar awards in their respective fields