December 18, 2015
Nominations for the Victoires de la Musique have been revealed
Nominations for the Victoires de la Musique Classique - the French classical GRAMMYs - have been unveiled for 2016.
Two of the three nominated albums for Recording of the Year are acclaimed Erato releases. Mozart: The Weber Sisters (coloratura soprano Sabine Devieilhe's "portrait of Mozart in love", with Ensemble Pygmalion and conductor Raphaël Pichon), has already won the 2015 Charles Cros Académie award for Album of the Year, and a Classica 'Choc d'Année'.
Maestro Philippe Jordan and the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris are also up for a Victoire with their sumptuous Ravel album: Daphnis et Chloé and La Valse.
In the Instrumental Soloist category, Toulouse-born pianist Bertrand Chamayou is among the finalists. His complete survey of Ravel's solo piano music, due to be released in January 2016, will undoubtedly set the tone for a bright year in classical music.
Erato is delighted to welcome a newly signed artist to the label's roster among the three Opera Singer of the Year nominees: French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa, with exciting recording projects to be announced soon.
Among the exceptional young talents nominated for Revelation of the Year in the Instrumentalist category are two remarkable string players: the newest member of the Ebène Quartet, violist Adrien Boisseau, and 16-year-old violinist/cellist Camille Berthollet, who won the televised French talent contest Prodigies last year and has already achieved Gold Album status with her debut recording on Warner Classics.
The winners in the 23rd Victoires de la Musique Classique will be announced in a ceremony televised on France 3 from Toulouse on 24 February, featuring surprise soloists with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse conducted by Tugan Sokhiev.
Recording of the Year
Mozart / The Weber Sisters
Sabine Devieilhe, Pygmalion / Raphaël Pichon
Ravel / Daphnis & Chloé, La valse
Orchestre et chœur de l’Opéra national de Paris / Philippe Jordan
Julie Fuchs - Orchestre national de Lille / Samuel Jean
Instrumental Soloist of the Year
Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Adam Laloum, piano
Magali Mosnier, flute
Opera Singer of the Year
Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano
Stéphane Degout, baritone
Karine Deshayes, mezzo-soprano
Revelation of the Year (Insturmental Soloist)
Camille Berthollet, violin
Adrien Boisseau, viola
Lucienne Renaudin-Vary, trumpet
Revelation of the Year (Opera)
Guillaume Andrieux, baritone
Elsa Dreisig, soprano
Jérémy Duffau, tenor
Composer of the Year
Richard Dubugnon - Concerto sacra Op.67 for Oboe and Orchestra
Philippe Hersant - Cantique des trois enfants dans la fournaise
Bruno Mantovani - In and Out, Concerto for timpani and orchestra