The Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2011 were announced at a ceremony at The Dorchester hotel in London. A host of musicians joined Gramophone and the record industry to celebrate the recordings selected as winners from this year's vintage. Enjoy a highlights 'showreel' of the event as it unfolded with appearances by Dame Janet Baker, Sir Peter Hall, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir David Attenborough, singers Simon Keenlyside, Carmen Gianatassio, Jonas Kaufmann, pianists Murray Perahia and Julius Drake, conductors Fabio Bonizzoni and Robert Hollingworth and many others. The 2011 Awards were hosted by soprano Susan Bullock and Gramophone's James Inverne and James Jolly, and were presented in association with Steinway & Sons. The Lifetime Achievement Award was endowed by Mrs Joan Jones.
You can watch films of every Award presentation, featuring comments from the critics and excerpts from the recpients' speeches, on the Gramophone Player. To launch the Player simply click the button on the right-hand side of this screen (you need to be registered and logged in - note that if you are already logged in this page won't work) – or to find out more about how it works, click here.