Highlights from the 2016 Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony

James McCarthy15th Sep 2016
Baritone Benjamin Appl accepts the Young Artist of the Year Award
Paul Agnew receives the Baroque Vocal Award for his recording of Monteverdi Madrigals with Les Arts Florissants
Violinist Vilde Frang won the Concerto Award for her disc of the Korngold and Britten concertos
Young Artist of the Year, Benjamin Appl sings Schubert's Erlkonig with pianist James Baillieu
The Heath Quartet receive the Chamber Award for their recording of the Tippett String Quartets from Milos Karadaglic
Igor Levit receives his Award in the Instrumental category for his recording of Bach, Beethoven and Rzewski
Conductor Markus Stenz's recording of Schoenberg's Gurrelieder won this year's Choral Award
Concerto Award-winner Vilde Frang gave a phenomenal performance of Tarrega's Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Actor Simon Callow presented the Special Achievement Award to BBC Radio 3
The Contemporary Award was received by composer Hans Abrahamsen and librettist Paul Griffiths for the recording of their work 'let me tell you'
Conductor Raphael Pichon received the Recital Award for 'Mozart & the Weber Sisters', which featured his wife, the soprano Sabine Devielhe
Sir Antonio Pappano received the Opera Award for his recording of Verdi's Aida on Warner Classics
Sir Antonio Pappano received the Opera Award for his recording of Verdi's Aida on Warner Classics
The winner of this year's Solo Vocal category, Veronique Gens, performed Hahn's 'Neere' with pianist Susan Manoff
Igor Levit receives the Recording of the Year from Joseph Calleja
Veronique Gens (centre), winner of the Solo Vocal Award with colleagues from her label Alpha, Outhere Music and RSK Entertainment
Guest presenters Anoushka Shankar, Milos Karadaglic and Ksenija Sidorova
Left to right: Vilde Frang, James Jolly, Alain Lanceron, Sir Antonio Pappano, Raphael Pichon and Patrick Lemanski

Here are just a few of the highlights of this evening's wonderful Gramophone Awards ceremony in London. For more information about the Awards, visit: Awards 2016.

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All of the photos were taken by Benjamin Ealovega.

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