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:
Britten, Korngold: Violin Concertos – Vilde Frang – Frankfurt RSO / James Gaffigan – Warner Classics
Biber: Rosary Sonatas – Rachel Podger – Channel Classics
Monteverdi: Madrigali, Vol 1 – Cremona – Les Arts Florissants / Paul Agnew – Les Arts Florissants
Tippett: String Quartets – Heath Quartet – Wigmore Hall Live
Schoenberg: Gurrelieder – Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Markus Stenz – Hyperion
Abrahamsen: let me tell you – Barbara Hannigan, BRSO / Andris Nelsons – Winter & Winter (Discovery)
Taverner: Western Wind – Taverner Choir & Players / Andrew Parrott – Avie (Proper)
Bach. Beethoven. Rzewski: Variations – Igor Levit – Sony Classical
Verdi: Aida – Sir Antonio Pappano – Warner Classics
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 – Boston SO / Andris Nelsons – DG
‘Mozart & the Weber Sisters’ – Sabine Devieilhe – Pygmalion / Raphäel Pichon – Erato
‘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.