VC Artist Vilde Frang Awarded Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Concerto of the Year’ Accolade

VC Artist Vilde Frang has been awarded Gramophone Magazine's ‘Concerto Recording of the Year’ award

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Vilde Frang Gramophone

It has been announced today that 30 year old VC Artist, Vilde Frang has been awarded the prestigious ‘Concerto Recording of the Year’ accolade by Britain’s Gramophone Magazine – for her 2016 Warner Classics release of the Britten and Korngold Violin Concertos, with conductor James Gaffigan and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony.

VC ARTIST VILDE FRANG | BRITTEN & KORNGOLD VIOLIN CONCERTOS | WARNER CLASSICS 

 

Period violinist, Rachel Rodger has been awarded the ‘Baroque Instrumental’ category prize – whilst the London’s Guildhall School of Music-based Heath String Quartet has been awarded the ‘Chamber Music’ accolade. 

“The 2016 vintage has provided some of the most enjoyable hours of listening I can recall in years… and among the winners, it’s very heartening to see so many young artists … ”  Gramophone editor James Jolly has told The Violin Channel.

The 2016 winners are:

Concerto

Britten, Korngold: Violin Concertos – Vilde Frang – Frankfurt RSO / James Gaffigan – Warner Classics

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Baroque Instrumental

Biber: Rosary Sonatas – Rachel Podger – Channel Classics

Baroque Vocal

Monteverdi: Madrigali, Vol 1 – Cremona – Les Arts Florissants / Paul Agnew – Les Arts Florissants

Chamber

Tippett: String Quartets – Heath Quartet – Wigmore Hall Live

Choral

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder – Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Markus Stenz – Hyperion

Contemporary

Abrahamsen: let me tell you – Barbara Hannigan, BRSO / Andris Nelsons – Winter & Winter (Discovery)

Early Music

Taverner: Western Wind – Taverner Choir & Players / Andrew Parrott – Avie (Proper)

Instrumental

Bach. Beethoven. Rzewski: Variations – Igor Levit – Sony Classical

Opera

Verdi: Aida – Sir Antonio Pappano – Warner Classics

Orchestral

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 – Boston SO / Andris Nelsons – DG

Recital

‘Mozart & the Weber Sisters’ – Sabine Devieilhe – Pygmalion / Raphäel Pichon – Erato

Solo vocal

‘Néere’ – Chausson, Duparc, Hahn – Véronique Gens; Susan Manoff – Alpha

The official ceremony will take place in London on September 15th – where additional accolades, including the ‘Artist of the Year’, ‘Young Artist of the Year’, ‘Label of the Year’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards will also be revealed.

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