Gramophone winners announced

The winners of this year’s Gramophone Classical Music Awards have been revealed.

The Choral Award went to Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Chorus for their Bridgewater Hall recording of Elgar’s The Apostles; in the Orchestral category, the title went to Jiří Bělohlávek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra for Suk’s A Summer’s Tale and Praga; whilst Sir Antonio Pappano and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House took the Opera Award for their recording of Puccini’s Il trittico.

The Gramophone Awards were launched in 1977, and are a highlight of the classical awards season.

The prestigious title of Recording of the Year, chosen from the category winners, will be announced at the awards ceremony on 17 September.

Full details of the winners in each category, and excerpts from each winning recording, can be found on the Gramophone website.