Gramophone Awards 2013 winners announced: see the full list

See the 11 recordings that have been crowned category winners at this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013, along with the Artist of the Year, Recording of the Year, Young Artist of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement

Gramophone Awards 2013

Sir Mark Elder, Jonas Kaufmann and Sir Antonio Pappano are among the esteemed classical musicians crowned winners at this year's Gramophone Awards. Marking a first for the awards, the majority of winners have been announced in advance of the ceremony itself; the winners of the Lifetime Achievement, Young Artist of the Year, Label of the Year and the publicly chosen Artist of the Year was announced this evening,17 September.

This year's awards were given out at a ceremony at LSO St Luke’s, featuring live performances from winners, and guest presenters including John Suchet, Miloš Karadaglić, and Emmanuelle Haïm. As well as celebrating this year's best recordings, the ceremony was dedicated to the memory of the late Sir Colin Davis.

James Jolly, Editor-in-Chief of Gramophone, said: “These 11 category recordings honour the most outstanding international releases of the past year and have been chosen through a gruelling process of listening and judging by Gramophone’s expert critics who have narrowed the list down from more than 800 new releases. If music lovers are looking for the best of the best, than these are the ones to buy.”

Gramophone Award Winners 2013: full list of winners

Recording of the Year
Bartók, Eötvös, Ligeti Violin Concertos.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja HR-SO & Ensemble Modern / Peter Eötvös


Artist of the Year
Alison Balsom


Label of the Year
Decca

Young Artist of the Year
Jan Lisiecki


Lifetime Achievement
Julian Bream


Special Achievement
Alain Lanceron

Baroque Instrumental
...pour passer la mélancolie
Froberger, D'Anglebert, Fischer, Couperin, Clérambault, Muffat Keyboard Works. Andreas Staier
[Harmonia Mundi HMC90 2143]

Baroque Vocal
Bach Motets. Monteverdi Choir / Sir John Eliot Gardiner
[SDG SDG716]

Chamber
Bartók Sonatas for Violin and Piano, 1 & 2; Sonata for Solo Violin.
Barnabás Kelemen, Zoltán Kocsis
[Hungaroton HSACD32515]


Choral
Elgar The Apostles.
Soloists; Hallé Choir, Youth Choir and Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder
[Hallé CDHLD7534]

Concerto
Bartók, Eötvös, Ligeti Violin Concertos.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, HR-SO & Ensemble Modern / Peter Eötvös
[Naïve V5285]

Contemporary
Dutilleux Correspondances; Tout un Monde Lointain; The Shadows of Time. Barbara Hannigan, Anssi Karttunen, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Esa-Pekka Salonen    
[DG 479 1180]

Early
A New Venetian Coronation
Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh
[Signum SIGCD287]

Instrumental
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Prokofiev Visions fugitives, Five Sarcasms. Steven Osborne
[Hyperion CDA67896]

Opera
Puccini Il Trittico. Soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Antonio Pappano (dir. Richard Jones)
[Opus Arte OA1070D DVD]

Orchestral
Suk Prague; A Summer's Tale. BBC Symphony Orchestra / Jiří Bělohlávek
[Chandos CHAN5109]

Vocal
Wagner Arias.
Jonas Kaufmann, Orch of the Deutsche Oper / Donald Runnicles
[Decca 478 5189]

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Get a full list of 2013 nominees, previous winners, hosts and more. Don't miss this year's winners on the 27th of August.