Asmik Grigorian & Jakub Józef Orliński Lead 2023 Opus Klassik Award Winners

By Francisco Salazar

Opus Klassik Awards have announced the 2023 winners.

The Female Singer of the Year was awarded to Asmik Grigorian for her debut album “Dissonance,” while the Male Singer of the Year saw Jakub Józef Orliński recognized for his CD release “Farewells.”

Conductor of the Year went to Jakub Hrůša for “Hans Rott: Symphony No. 1” while Composer of the Year was given to Konstantia Gourzi for “Whispers.”

The Young Talent of the Year was given to Jonathan Tetelman for “Arias” and Julia Bullock for “Walking in the Dark.”

The Solo Singing Award saw Regula Mühlemann recognized for “Fairy Tales” and André Schuen for “Schwanengesang.”

Capella de la Torre’s “Monteverdi: Memories” won the Choral recording while “Der Freischütz ” won the opera recording. Christian Immler, Maximilian Schmitt, René Jacobs, and Freiburger Barockorchester star in that recording of Weber’s opera.

The World Premiere Recording was awarded to Christian Gerhaher, Juliane Banse, Heinz Holliger, and Philharmonia Zurich for “Lunea.”

The Opus Klassik Awards will be held at the Konzerthaus Berlin on Oct. 7, 2023.