The 2013 Gramophone Classical Music Awards have been announced!
This year’s Recording of the Year has been revealed as Bartók, Eötvös and Ligeti violin concertos performed by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Ensemble Modern and the Hessen Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Eötvös on Naïve. Click here for full details.
We have also named our Artist of the Year as Alison Balsom, Lifetime Achievement winner as Julian Bream, Young Artist of the Year as Jan Lisiecki, Label of the Year as Decca Classics and Special Achievement winner as Alain Lanceron.
For the first time in the history of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards the Award-winning recordings in each category were revealed exclusively here on the Gramophone website three weeks before the Awards ceremony.
Select a category below to discover which recordings have won Awards. You can also listen to tracks from each recording, enjoy interviews with the artists, and read articles from Gramophone's unrivalled digital archive.
You can watch videos from the 2013 Gramophone Awards ceremony on Gramophone's YouTube channel.
Mastered for iTunes
To mark this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards, iTunes has made the winning recordings available as 'Mastered for iTunes'. Instead of relying on the standard 16-bit 44.1kHz sound quality offered by CD, the 'Mastered for iTunes' process starts with a 24-bit up-to-96kHz master file and converts this to iTunes's standard AAC format, playable like all iTunes downloads on your Mac, PC or mobile device. In addition Apple has made their AAC encoder available to Mastering Engineers so they can preview exactly what will be downloaded. Many feel the results are as good if not better than the quality of a CD, and virtually indistinguishable from a studio master. If you already have an iTunes account, click here; if new to iTunes, visit iTunes and click on the blue 'Download Now' button to install. Then click here and iTunes will open.
The Gramophone Awards are presented in association with EFG International and Steinway & Sons