Gramophone Awards Announces 2022 Winners

By Francisco Salazar

Gramphone has announced its 2022 awards.

The Bayerische Staatsoper won the Recording of the Year for its DVD of “Die Tote Stadt.” The recording also won Opera Award.

The company also took home the Orchestral award from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester’s recording of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony while Cornelius Meister and the Bayerische Staatsoper’s DVD and Blu-Ray recording of Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen, directed by Andreas Kriegenburg won Gramophone’s 2022 Contemporary Award.

Meanwhile, Barbara Hannigan was named Artist of the Year at the 2022 Gramophone Awards for her uncompromising commitment to her art.

Hannigan said: “I’m honored to share the Gramophone Award with my entire team who are so integral to my work, my management and in particular Tuğçe Tez, my musician colleagues, both soloists and orchestra, with whom I have the great gift to make music for all these years, my younger colleagues of Equilibrium and Momentum who give fresh energy and inspiration, and not least, Didier Martin and Alpha Classics/Outhere Music who have been the most wonderful partners in my recording projects since 2017. Alpha has shown me trust, guidance, and freedom, and it is a relationship I deeply treasure.”

Daniel Barenboim was given Lifetime Achievement Award at Gramophone Awards 2022 as he announces that he will step back from performing for health reasons.

The Choral Award went to JS Bach: St Matthew Passion with Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon while the Song Award was given to Rachmaninov: Songs – ‘Dissonance,’ Asmik Grigorian’s solo debut album accompanied by Lukas Geniušas. Finally the Voice & Ensemble Award was awarded to ‘BariTenor’ by Michael Spyres, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and Marko Letonja.