Gramophone Awards 2012: winners list

Recognising the fantastic achievements in classical music, the Gramophone Awards celebrates the enormous talent of musicians over the past year - and we've got the winners, as they are announced!

Gramophone Awards 2012

The winners of the Gramophone Awards 2012 have been announced. A year of classical music recordings were whittled down to a shortlist of 15 categories by a jury of experts.

You can see the list of winners as they are announced here:

Special Awards:

Artist of the Year 2012

Joseph Calleja

Young Artist of the Year 2012

Benjamin Grosvenor

Label of the Year 2012


Recording of the Year 2012

Schütz Musicalische Exquien
Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier

Winner of the Early Music Category

Victoria Sacred works
Ensemble Plus Ultra / Michael Noone
ARCHIV (DG) 4779747

Winner of the Baroque Instrumental Category

Bach Orchestral Suites
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Petra Mullejans, Gottfried van der Goltz

Winner of the Baroque Vocal Category

Schütz Musicalische Exquien
Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier

Winner of the DVD Documentary Category

Music makes a city
A film by Oswald Brown III; Jerome Hiler
(Harmonia Mundi) 8.11063

Winner of the Opera Category

Beethoven Fidelio
Stemme; Kaufmann; Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Claudio Abbado
DECCA 478 2551

Winner of the Choral Award

Howells Requiem. St Paul’s Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge / Stephen Layton

Winner of the Special Achievement Award

Smetana Ma vlast
Czech PO / Václav Talich Matous VlcinskySUPRAPHON SU40652

Winner of the Instrumental Award

Chopin. Liszt. Ravel Piano works
Benjamin Grosvenor
DECCA 478 3206

Winner of the Concerto Award

Beethoven. Berg Violin Concertos
Isabelle Faust, Orchestra Mozart / Claudio Abbado

Winner of the Solo Vocal Award

Songs of War
Simon Keenlyside (bar) Malcolm Martineau (pf)
SONY CLASSICAL 88697 94424-2

Winner of the Historic Award

Chopin Etudes
Maurizio Pollini

Winner of the Contemporary Award

Rautavaara Percussion Concerto. Cello Concerto No 2. Modificata
Colin Currie (perc) Truls Mørk (vc) Helsinki PO / John Storgards VIDEO
ONDINE (Select) ODE1178-2

Winner of the Chamber Award

Schumann Complete works for piano trio
Christian Tetzlaff (vn) Tanja Tetzlaff (vc) Leif Ove Andsnes


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