The 2014 Echo Klassik Award recording industry winners have today been announced – with accolades awarded to violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter, Frank Peter Zimmermann, David Garrett, violist Tabea Zimmermann and cellist Jan Vogler.
Awarded by the German Music Industry Association, the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, the annual awards honour outstanding and successful German national and international recorded performances.
Frank Peter Zimmerman has been named as the ‘Violin Instrumentalist of the Year’ for his recording of the Hindemith Violin Sonatas and Concerto on the BIS/Klassik Center Kassel label.
Anna-Sophie Mutter has been awarded the ’19th Century Concert Recording of the Year’ for her recording of Dvorak’s Violin Concerto – with conductor Manfred Honeck and the Berlin Philharmonic on the Deutsche Grammophon label.
German-born cellist Jan Vogler has been named as the ‘Cello Instrumentalist of the Year’ for his recording of Bach’s Solo Cello Suites on the Sony Classical label.
German violist Tabea Zimmermann has been named as the ‘Viola Instrumentalist of the Year’ for her recording of Hindemith’s ‘Samtliche Werkes fur Viola’ on the Myrios Classics label.
And, David Garrett has been named as the ‘Bestseller of the Year’ for his ‘Garrett vs Paganini’ release on the Decca label.
Other winners include French Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who has been named ‘Conductor of the Year’ – for his ‘Stravinsky & Stokowski’ release on the Deutsche Grammophon label.
The awards ceremony will be held on 26th October in Munich’s Gasteig Cultural Centre.