Voting is now open for the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2018. in its 13th year, the awards have become an important part of the classical music calendar, recognising the very best recordings of the previous year in a range of categories.
Fenella, an old friend of the orchestra, is up for the Instrumental award for her recording "Bach2 The Future" containing works by Sutton, Beamish, Davies, JS Bach, Ysaÿe, Stravinsky and Sibelius. Reviewed in January 2017, the panel stated:
"This gutsy and exhilarating disc completes violinist Fenella Humphreys’s laudable project to commission and record six companion pieces to Bach’s Partitas. Featuring splendid new compositions by Sally Beamish, Peter Maxwell Davies and Adrian Sutton alongside works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Stravinsky and Sibelius, the disc is performed with great precision and verve."
Readers are invited to vote on the winners of seven categories – Orchestral, Instrumental, Chamber, Choral, Vocal, Opera and Concerto – each of which has shortlists drawn up by our expert jury of reviewers. All shortlisted recordings have received a five-star review in BBC Music Magazine in 2017.
Voting closes on 19 February 2018, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Kings Place on Thursday 5 April.
All of us at CGCO wish Fenella all the best for this prestigious award!