Winners of 2016 International Classical Music Awards announced
Congratulations to the eight Askonas Holt artists who have picked up awards at the 2016 International Classical Music Awards.
Announced this morning, the awards recognise "creativity, imagination in choice of repertoire and artistic excellence" and are voted for by a jury comprising critics from a range of leading European music magazines and radio stations.
The Award Ceremony and Gala Concert will take place on 1 April, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian, hosted by the Orquesta de Euskadi (Basque National Orchestra) and San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dame Felicity Lott
Joyce DiDonato – ‘Joyce & Tony at Wigmore Hall’ (Erato)
Andrei Bondarenko, Alexander Vinogradov & Dmytro Popov – Tchaikovsky: ‘Iolanta’, with the Orchestra of Cologne and Dmitrij Kitajenko (Oehms Classics)
Sir András Schiff – Schubert: Sonatas, Impromptus & Moments Musicaux (ECM)
Yevgeny Sudbin – Medtner Piano Concerto no.3 and Scriabin Piano Concerto, with the Bergen Philhamonic Orchestra and Andrew Litton (BIS)
Sir Simon Rattle – Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7 with the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings)