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The Gramophone Classical Music Awards
The Gramophone Classical Music Awards

Gramophone Classical Music Awards Winners 2023: Stella Chen, Timothy Ridout and Others

The prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Awards, established in 1977, celebrated its centenary with grandeur on October 4, 2023, in London. This annual event honors exceptional talents and contributions to the western classical recording industry.

Find the of winners for the 2023 edition of the ceremony below:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dame Felicity Lott, a beloved UK soprano, was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Gramophone 2023 for her illustrious career spanning more than 100 recordings. Her dedication to opera and her role in introducing the art form to a new generation were lauded.

VC Artists Stella Chen bags Young Artist Award for Stella x Schubert

Recording of the Year: Fabio Luisi and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra clinched the Recording of the Year award for their Nielsen’s Symphonies Nos 4 & 5 on Deutsche Grammophon.

Artist of the Year: French soprano Véronique Gens was crowned Artist of the Year, praised for her remarkable influence over French opera and song.

Young Artist of the Year: American violinist Stella Chen, a VC Artist, received the Young Artist of the Year award. Her meteoric rise, including winning the First Prize at the 2019 Queen Elizabeth Competition and her celebrated album ‘Stella x Schubert,’ earned her this recognition from Gramophone 2023.

Helen Charlston and Toby Carr’s “Battle Cry: She Speaks” declared Best Concept Album by Gramophone

Orchestra of the Year: The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was honored as the Orchestra of the Year, a category voted on by the public.

Label of the Year: Swedish label BIS, celebrating its 50th year, was named Label of the Year.

Concept Album Award: British mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston and theorbo-player Toby Carr received the Concept Album Award for their ‘Battle Cry: She Speaks‘ album.

Gramophone Category Awards:

  • British violist Timothy Ridout, also a VC Artist, won the Concerto Award for his recording of Elgar’s ‘Viola Concerto.’
  • The Opera Award was presented to the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Tippett’s ‘The Midsummer Marriage.’
  • The Contemporary category went to the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s album of works by composer Lotta Wennäkoski.
  • Krystian Zimerman’s recording of piano works by Szymanowski won the Piano category.
  • Nurit Stark’s collection of Hungarian music for solo violin and viola secured the Instrumental category.

The Gramophone Classical Music Awards continue to spotlight and celebrate outstanding achievements in classical music, honoring the artists and their contributions to this timeless genre.

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