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 Awards, Opus Klassik Awards 2020

OpusKlassik 2019The results of Germany's premiere classical music awards (formerly the Echo Klassik Awards, but re-branded in 2018) have been announced in advance of the prize ceremony, which will take place at the Konzerthaus Berlin next month. Read on for full details of the winners in each category, including Ádám Fischer, Diana Damrau, Víkingur Ólafsson, and Isata Kanneh-Mason.

Female Singers of the Year - Marlis Petersen & Elīna Garanča

Elīna Garanča (mezzo), Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Karel Mark Chichon

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Marlis Petersen (soprano), Stephan Matthias Lademann (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Male Singer of the Year - Daniel Behle

Daniel Behle (tenor), L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Michi Gaigg

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Instrumentalists of the Year - Anne-Sophie Mutter, Dorothee Oberlinger, Elisabeth Leonskaja

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles, John Williams

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder), Elisabetta de Mircovich (soprano), Walter Vestidello (violoncello), Giancarlo Rado (lute)

I Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Conductor of the Year - Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Composer of the Year - Detlev Glanert

Maria Bengtsson, Stephen Bronk, Doris Soffel, Albert Pesendorfer, Nicole Haslett, Nikolai Schukoff, Christoph Pohl

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Newcomers of the Year - Benjamin Bernheim, Elsa Dreisig, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Annelien Van Wauwe

Benjamin Bernheim (tenor), PKF Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Elsa Dreisig (soprano), Jonathan Ware (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Holly Mathieson

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Orchestre National de Lille, Alexandre Bloch

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Orchestra/Ensemble of the Year - Ensemble Resonanz

Ensemble Resonanz, Moses Sumney

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Solo Vocal Recital (Opera) - Nuria Rial

Nuria Rial (soprano), Johanna Rose (viola da gamba), Fahmi Alqhai, Javier Núñez (harpsichord), Accademia del Piacere

Available Format: CD

Solo Vocal Recital (Lied) - Diana Damrau

Diana Damrau (soprano), Helmut Deutsch (piano), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Solo Instrumental Recital (Violin) - Thomas Zehetmair

JS Bach: The Sonatas & Partitas for Violin Solo

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Solo Instrumental Recital (Cello) - Daniel Müller-Schott

Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Solo Instrumental Recital (Piano) - Víkingur Ólafsson

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

Solo Instrumental Recital (Guitar) - Frank Bungarten

Frank Bungarten (guitar)

Available Format: CD

Concerto (Organ) - Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter (organ), Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Christoph Eschenbach

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Concerto (Piano) - Annika Treutler

Annika Treutler (piano)

Available Format: CD + Blu-ray Audio

Concerto (Trumpet) - Simon Höfele

Simon Höfele (trumpet), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Duncan Ward

Available Format: CD

Concerto (Violin) - Mirijam Contzen

Mirijam Contzen (violin), WDR Sinfonieorchester, Reinhard Goebel

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Chamber Music (Duo) - Julian Riem & Raphaela Gromes

Raphaela Gromes (cello), Julian Riem (piano), with Wen-Sinn Yang (cello)

Available Format: CD

Chamber Music (Quartet) - Vision String Quartet

Vision String Quartet

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

The 'Klassik ohne Grenzen' Prizes (Classical Without Borders)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Rachel Willis-Sørensen (soprano)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Ádám Fischer

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Sebastian Manz (clarinet), Sebastian Studnitzky (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Francesco Tristano (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Orchestral (18th-century music)

Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Simon Gaudenz

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

Orchestral (19th-century music)

Danish Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Concert Choir, Ádám Fischer

Available Formats: 5 CDs, MP3, FLAC

Orchestral (20th/21st-century music)

BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Christoph-Mathias Mueller

Available Format: SACD

Choral

Second Version (1725)

Ensemble Wunderkammer

Available Format: 2 CDs

Opera (up to and including 18th-century)

Jeanine de Bique (Rodelinda), Tim Mead (Bertarido), Benjamin Hulett (Grimoaldo), Avery Amereau (Eduige), Jakub Józef Orliński (Unulfo), Andrea Mastroni (Garibaldo), Aminata Diouaré (Flavio, the child)

Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

Available Format: DVD Video

Jeanine De Bique (Rodelinda), Tim Mead (Bertarido), Benjamin Hulett (Grimoaldo), Avery Amereau (Eduige), Jakub Józef Orliński (Unulfo), Andrea Mastroni (Garibaldo), Aminata Diouaré (Flavio, the child)

Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

Available Format: Blu-ray

Opera (19th-century)

1859 version

Benjamin Bernheim (Faust), Véronique Gens (Marguerite), Andrew Foster-Williams (Méphistophélès), Jean-Sébastien Bou (Valentin), Juliette Mars (Siebel), Ingrid Perruche (Marthe), Anas Séguin (Wagner/Un mendiant)

Les Talens Lyriques, Flemish Radio Choir, Christophe Rousset

Available Formats: 3 CDs + Book, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Opera (20th/21st-century)

Sara Jakubiak (Helene), Brian Jagde (The Stranger), Josef Wagner (The Ruler), Okka von der Damerau (The Messenger), Derek Welton (The Doorman), Burkhard Ulrich (The Blind Judge), Gideon Poppe (The Young Man)

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Marc Albrecht, Christof Loy

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Sara Jakubiak (Helene), Brian Jagde (The Stranger), Josef Wagner (The Ruler), Okka von der Damerau (The Messenger), Derek Welton (The Doorman), Burkhard Ulrich (The Blind Judge), Gideon Poppe (The Young Man)

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Marc Albrecht, Christof Loy

Available Format: Blu-ray

World Premiere Recording

Various orchestras, Dennis Russell Davies

Available Format: 5 CDs

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Dresdner Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Innovative Audio Production

Franz Ensemble

Available Format: SACD

Best-seller

Igor Levit (piano)

Available Formats: 9 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

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