Gramophone Awards 2019: category winners announced

2 October 2019, 14:32 | Updated: 15 October 2019, 10:59

Pianist Bertrand Chamayou
Pianist Bertrand Chamayou. Picture: Marco Borggreve / Warner Classics

By Rosie Pentreath

Pianist Bertrand Chamayou, violinist Isabelle Faust and baritone Christian Gerhaher are among the artists honoured in the annual classical music awards.

The Gramophone Awards 2019 category winners have been announced, with pianist Bertrand Chamayou, violinist Isabelle Faust and baritone Christian Gerhaher among the artists honoured.

Among the ten category winners announced, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vox Luminis and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are ensembles being recognised, while conductor Sakari Oramo has also scooped a win.

Gramophone 2019 Category Award Winners

Debussy: The Late Works
Magali Mosnier (flute), Isabelle Faust (violin), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Xavier de Maistre (harp), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov, Javier Perianes, Tanguy de Williencourt
Harmonia Mundi

Buxtehude: Abendmusiken
Ensemble Masques / Olivier Fortin; Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos 2 and 5
Bertrand Chamayou (piano), French National Orchestra / Emmanuel Krivine

Dean: Hamlet
Allan Clayton (tenor, Hamlet), Barbara Hannigan (soprano,orphelia), Sarah Connolly (mezzo, Gertrude), et al., Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski 
Opus Arte

Early Music
Cardoso: Vocal Works
Cupertinos / Luís Toscano

The Berlin Recital
Yuja Wang (piano)

Halévy: La reine de Chypre
Véronique Gens (soprano, Catarina Cornaro), Cyrille Dubois (tenor, Gérard de Coucy), Étienne Dupuis (baritone, Jacques de Lusignan), et al., Flemish Radio Choir; Paris Chamber Orchestra / Hervé Niquet
Bru Zane

Langgaard: Symphonies Nos 2 and 6
Anu Komsi (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Sakari Oramo

Cavalli: Ombra mai fu
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Emőke Baráth (soprano), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Ensemble Artaserse

Solo Vocal
Schumann: Frage
Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)
Sony Classical

One of these winners will earn Gramophone’s Recording of the Year accolade, which will be announced at the Gramophone Awards on Wednesday 16 October.

Gramophone editor, James Jolly, says: “I am absolutely thrilled with these winning recordings for their range, their depth, their masterly insight and the way they shine a spotlight on some of the finest musicians of our day.”

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