Gramophone Awards 2019: piano winners revealed4:18, 3rd October 2019
Pianists triumph in the instrumental, concerto and chamber categories of the 2019 Gramophone Classical Music Awards
Yuja Wang’s ‘The Berlin Recital’ on Deutsche Grammophon won the instrumental category, the ninth year running that a pianist has received the instrumental award.
The concerto category was won by Bertrand Chamayou’s recording of Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 5 with the Orchestre national de France on the Erato label.
On Harmonia Mundi’s disc ‘Debussy: Les Trois Sonates (The Late Works)’, winner of the chamber category, Alexander Melnikov accompanied violinist Isabelle Faust, Javier Perianes partnered with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Tanguy de Williencourt performed solo piano works by Debussy.
The winning discs of all 10 award categories will now go on to compete for the Recording of the Year Award, which will be announced at a ceremony in London on 16 October. The evening will be broadcast by Medici TV to audiences in more than 180 countries.
Gramophone’s editor in chief, James Jolly, said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled with these winning recordings for their range, their depth, their masterly insight and the way they shine a spotlight on some of the finest musicians of our day.’
Listen to the winning albums and a winner’s playlist on Gramophone’s curator page at Apple Music