August 27, 2015

Piotr Anderszewski wins Gramophone Award for Instrumental Album of the Year

The Polish pianist's refined yet impassioned Bach English Suites hailed 'simply glorious' in Gramophone.

The 2015 Gramophone Awards have been announced, with Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski taking the coveted Best Instrumental Album prize for his milestone Bach English Suites Nos 1, 3 and 5.

"This is a glorious disc. Simply glorious," the classical magazine's glowing review opened. "And how Anderszewski can dance – at least at the keyboard...The way he has considered the touch and dynamic of every phrase means that these are readings that constantly impress with fresh details each time you hear them."

The album was initially chosen as a Gramophone Recording of the Month, in which "Anderszewski draws you daringly into his own world". This week his English Suites has won major prizes from both Gramophone and Germany's ECHO Klassik.

Acknowledging the two accolades, Anderszewski described the English Suites album as "a project about which I have been thinking for quite some years and I am very grateful that those years of work have been so highly appreciated."

Read the complete Gramophone Bach English Suites review here.

Congratulations to all the artists to receive prizes: view the full Gramophone winners list here. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on 17 September.