We are excited to introduce a brand new Gramophone Award this year, one which will be voted for by our readers: Orchestra of the Year.
A shortlist of eight ensembles, including symphony orchestras and period groups, have been selected, based on their outstanding work on record during the last 12 months.
You can find out more about why each of the orchestras has been shortlisted by selecting their name below...
Orchestra of the Year 2018: the nominees
Who do you think should be the Orchestra of the Year? Vote now!
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