Finalists announced for 2016 International Classical Music Awards



The 45 finalists of the 2016 International Classical Music Awards were announced earlier today, and we’re thrilled that eight recordings featuring 10 Askonas Holt artists have made it onto the list! The finalists were selected from 364 nominees, 38 of which featured our artists
The winners will be revealed on 20 January 2016. 
VOCAL RECITAL
Joyce DiDonato – ‘Joyce & Tony at Wigmore Hall’ (Erato)
CHORAL
Kate Royal, Andrew Staples & Simon Rattle – Schumann: ‘Das Paradiers und die Peri’ with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live)
OPERA
Andrei Bondarenko, Alexander Vinogradov & Dmytro Popov – Tchaikovsky: ‘Iolanta’, with the Orchestra of Cologne and Dmitrij Kitajenko (Oehms Classics)
Ludovic Tézier – Verdi: ‘Aida’, with Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Warner Classics)
SOLO INSTRUMENTAL
Sir András Schiff – Schubert: Sonatas, Impromptus & Moments Musicaux (ECM)
CONCERTOS
Yevgeny Sudbin – Medtner Piano Concerto no.3 and Scriabin Piano Concerto, with the Bergen Philhamonic Orchestra and Andrew Litton (BIS)
SYMPHONIC
Simon Rattle – Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7 with the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings)
BEST COLLECTION
Simon Rattle – ‘Lutosławski’, with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Krystian Zimerman (Deutsche Grammophon)
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