The thousands of our readers who enjoyed exploring the Gramophone Shortlist digimag will know what a strong line-up of recordings were in the running for this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards. A quick look at the roster of artists nominated for Awards this year, including cellist Steven Isserlis, violinist Isabelle Faust, pianists Martha Argerich and Arcadi Volodos, singers Jonas Kaufmann, Gerald Finley and Roberta Invernizzi, and conductors Riccardo Chailly, Mariss Jansons, Gustavo Dudamel and Sir Simon Rattle, to name a few, is enough to demonstrate the strength and depth of the pool of recordings from which the Award-winners were selected. Still, our unrivalled panel of expert critics have decided on the 12 recordings that most deserve Gramophone Awards, the best in each of the 12 recording categories.
To discover who the 12 category winners are, please visit the Gramophone Awards page.
On the evening of September 17 one of these 12 recordings will be named our Recording of the Year at an event at St John's, Smith Square, London, that will also reveal, among others, our Artist of the Year, Young Artist of the Year, Label of the Year and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, thanks to Presto Classical, readers are able to attend the Gramophone Awards ceremony, follow this link for more information about how to buy tickets. It's the classical music event of the year – don't miss it!