When you've been planning an album for 20 years, it's a wonderful moment when your achievements are recognised with an award
This year's winners will be announced on September 27 at London's Dorchester Hotel. Get the latest information on ClassicFM.com.
Celebrating the best recordings of the year, the Gramophone Awards are one of the most significant honours in the classical music world. Since they were established in 1973, they have recognised the talent and creativity in the very best classical music recordings.
This year, Gramophone Magazine compiled a list from all their albums from the past 12 months which received a good review. From these 700 recordings, a specialist committee chose a shortlist of six for each of the 15 categories, including 'Orchestral', 'Recital', and 'Instrumental'. Winners are picked by a team of contributors and editors, with the prestigious 'Artist of the Year' category chosen by a public vote.
Previous winners have included musical superstars such as conductor Gustavo Dudamel, The Sixteen, Herbert von Karajan and Nigel Kennedy - to name but a few!
Spreading the gospel of choral music, Stephen Layton spoke to Classic FM after receiving his Gramophone Award
A flying visit to the Gramophone Awards for opera diva extraordinaire, Danielle de Niese, who shared her thoughts on classical music with us
With their album of Baroque Vocal music, Vox Luminis and Lionel Meunier have been crowned Gramophone's Recording of the Year 2012.
Get to know the Maltese tenor, Gramophone's Artist of the Year 2012, who's adding his name to the list of classical superstars including Yo Yo Ma, Joyce DiDonato, and Simon Rattle - to name but a few!
The jury have deliberated, the audience votes have been counted, and the winners of the Gramophone Awards 2012 have been announced!
A selection of the best classical musicians and industry professionals gathered at London's Dorchester Hotel for the Gramophone Awards 2012
Choral conductor, composer, YouTube sensation, and model (!) - get to know the multi-talented musician, Eric Whitacre
Explore the 2013 Hall of Fame
You voted in your thousands, and now the ultimate chart of classical works has been revealed! From symphonies to sonatas, concertos to choral works, it's all here in this definitive guide to the nation's 300 best-loved classical pieces of 2013.