2018 Orchestra of the Year Award nominee: Vienna Symphony Orchestra


Discover why the Vienna Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for the 2018 Gramophone Orchestra of the Year Award

Gramophone Orchestra of the Year

Gramophone Orchestra of the Year

Often overshadowed by its rather more glamorous neighbour, the Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra has, in its 118-year history, had some very distinguished conductors – people like Sawallisch, Giulini and Rozhdestvensky – and close relationships with Furtwängler, Karajan, Krips and Prêtre. Now in the care of Philippe Jordan, the ensemble is playing with great style and precision, something that has characterised the first two instalments in their ongoing Beethoven symphony cycle; a very 21st-century blend of tradition and heft with a litheness and flexibility that has cross-pollinated from the period-instrument world.

Orchestra of the Year 2018: the nominees

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

Il Pomo d'Oro

Les Siècles

Seattle Symphony

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

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