Gramophone Awards 2015 nominations shortlist announced

The nominations for the 2015 Gramophone Awards have been revealed and we are delighted to see so many of our artists featured in various categories.  The awards ceremony itself will take place in London on September 17th.



Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest    Soloists (including Hilary Summers), BCMG/Adès

Birtwistle: Chamber Music – Lisa Batiashvili (vln), Adrian Brendel (vcl), Till Fellner (pf), Amy Freston (sop), Roderick Williams (bar)

Grime: Virgo; Into the faded air; Clarinet Concerto; A Cold Spring; Everyone Sang; Night Songs etc    Hallé, Hallé Soloists / Jamie Philips, Sir Mark Elder



Berg: Lulu – Soloists, Orchestra of La Monnaie / Paul Daniel (prod. Krzysztof Warlikowski)



Vaughan Williams: Pastoral Symphony; Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus; The Wasps – Halle/Sir Mark Elder



Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocci, Mondonville: Sacred Arias – Carolyn Sampson (sop), Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore

Mozart: Arias (‘desparate heroines’) – Sandrine Piau (sop), Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg / Ivor Bolton


Solo Recital

Fleurs’ – Purcell, Schumann, Quilter, Britten, Strauss, Fauré, Schubert, Poulenc, Hahn, Boulanger: Songs    – Carolyn Sampson (sop), Joseph Middleton (pf)


Artist of the Year (voted for by the public)

Edward Gardner

Iván Fischer

Paavo Järvi

Igor Levit

Ingrid Fliter

Mahan Esfahani

Arabella Steinbacher

Christiane Karg

Carolyn Sampson

Christian Gerhaher

Ivor Bolton's profile

Sir Mark Elder CH CBE's profile

Roderick Williams OBE's profile

Paul Daniel CBE's profile