Awards and commendations received for our recordings

AWARD WINNERS INCLUDE:

  

Disc of the Year

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2009

'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

- Winner Disc of the Year Award 2009
- Winner Orchestral Award 2009 

BBC Jazz award Artists who have won a BBC Jazz Award (formerly the British Jazz Awards) include:

Claire Martin
- Best Vocalist
- Vocalist of the Year
- Rising Star

Ian Shaw
- Best Jazz Vocalist in 2007 and in 2004

Martin Taylor
- Best Guitar
- Best Small Group for 'Years Apart'

Classical BRIT 2009  Classical BRIT Awards

'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

- Winner Critics' Award 2009 

EchoEcho Klassik Award

'Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)' by SCO / Sir Charles Mackerras

- Symphonic Recording of the Year 2011

label of the year   Gramophone Label of the Year 2010

Linn Records 

Gramophone award winner 2007  Gramophone Awards 2007

'Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)' Dunedin Consort and Players / John Butt

- Winner Baroque Vocal Album of the Year 2007

choc Le Monde de la Musique Choc de l'annee Awards

'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

- Winner Album of the Year 2008

Midem award winner 09  Midem Classical Awards

'Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)' Dunedin Consort and Players / John Butt

- Winner Baroque Music Award 2008


'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

- Winner Album of the Year (Symphonic Works) 2009

SJA Best CD Scottish Jazz Awards

'Dreamsville' Carol Kidd

- Winner CD of the Year 2009

FURTHER COMMENDATIONS INCLUDE:

AllMusic

'J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos'Retrospect Ensemble/ Matthew Halls

- One of 'The Best Classical Albums of 2012'

'Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Ticciati

- Favorite Classical Instrumental Albums of 2012

Audiophile Audition

'Thomas Arne Artaxerxes' Classical Opera Company'

- Best of the Year Discs for 2011

'J.S. Bach Easter and Ascension Oratorios' Retrospect Ensemble

- Multichannel Disc of the Month

'Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Ticciati

 - Multichannel Disc of the Month

Recommended Recording by AudioVideoHD 

'JS Bach Matthew Passion (Final performing version, c. 1742)' by Dunedin Consort

'Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718)' by Dunedin Consort

'The Venice, Leipzeig, London and Versailles Collections' by Palladian Ensemble

'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' by Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

BBC Radio 2

'Years Apart' Martin Taylor

- Heart of Jazz Award

BBC Radio 3

'Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718)' by Dunedin Consort

- Building A Library: First Choice

'Tallis: Spem in alium' by Magnificat

- Building A Library: First Choice

bbc mm2  BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013

'William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ' Phantasm

- Nominated for 'Best Intrumental Recording' 

BBC Disc of the Month

 
 Albums named BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Month include:

'Thomas Arne Artaxerxes' Classical Opera Company

'Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718)' Dunedin Consort

'Handel Operatic Arias' Emma Bell

'Liszt Sonata and Etudes' George-Emmanuel Lazaridis 

'Handel Recorder Sonatas' Pamela Thorby 

'William Byrd: Complete Consort Music' Phantasm

'J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos' Retrospect Ensemble / Matthew Halls

'Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts' Retrospect Trio

'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

'Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor' Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Joseph Swensen

 

BBC ROTM   BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month

  'John Passion' Dunedin Consort

 

BBC Radio 3 Building A Library

  

 BBC Radio 3 Disc of the Week

'Vivaldi: Concerti Opus 8' The Avison Ensemble

'J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos' Retrospect Ensemble/ Matthew Halls 

'Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Ticciati
 

BBC Music Choice


 Albums named a Choice recording by BBC Music Magazine include:

'Handel Concerti Grossi Opus 6' The Avison Ensemble

'Albeniz Iberia and Granados Goyescas' by Artur Pizarro 

'Zelenka: Sonatas' by Ensemble Marsyas

'Shock!' by Gareth Williams Power Trio 

'The Devil's Trill' by Palladians

'John Ward: Consort music for five and six viols' by Phantasm

'Lawes: Consorts to the Organ' Phantasm

'William Byrd: Complete Consort Music' by Phantasm

Blue Moon Award - sixmoons.com

'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

- Winner Blue Moon Award 2009

Birmingham Post

'When Lights Are Low' Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

- CD of the Week

   Classic FM Logo    Classic FM Magazine

'Albéniz Iberia and Granados Goyescas' Artur Pizarro

- Editor's Choice

'JS Bach Matthew Passion (Final performing version, c. 1742)' Dunedin Consort

- Disc of the Month


'Where late the sweet birds sang' Magnificat

- Connoisseur's Choice
 

'Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Ticciati

- CD of the Week

10/10 from ClassicsToday.com

'Mungrel Stuff' by Concerto Caledonia

'Poulenc Concerto for Organ' by Gillian Weir 

'Orlando Gibbons - The Woods So Wild' by John Toll 

'La Trompette Retrouvee' by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

'Vivaldi Concerti' by Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

'Held By The Ears' by The Palladian Ensemble

'Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts' by Retrospect Trio 

'Virtuoso in the Making - Biber' by Ricordo 

'Brahms Violin Concerto and Hungarian Dances' by Scottish Chamber Orchestra 

'Prokofiev Violin Concerto' by Scottish Chamber Orchestra

'Sibelius Theatre Music' by Scottish Chamber Orchestra

'Britten Les Illuminations' by Scottish Ensemble 

'Shostakovich Symphony No. 11' by Royal Scottish National Orchestra

ClassiqueInfo

'Handel Concerti Grossi Opus 6' The Avison Ensemble

- Ring of ClassiqueInfo

Deutschen Schallplattenkritik

'Rogier: Music from the Missae Sex' Magnificat

- Best of 2012

Diapason d'Or

Diapason d'Or

'Fiddler Tam' Concerto Caledonia

- Diapason Decouverte

'Dangerous Graces' Musica Secreta

- Diapason Decouverte

'An Excess Of Pleasure' Palladians / Palladian Ensemble'

- Diapason d'Or Award 1993

'The Winged Lion' Palladians / Palladian Ensemble'

- Diapason d'Or Award 1994

'The Sun King's Paradise' Palladians / Palladian Ensemble'

- Diapason d'Or Award 1998

'The London Collection: A Choice Collection / Held by the Ears' Palladians / Palladian Ensemble'

- Diapason d'Or Award 1999

'The Venice Collection: An Excess of Pleasure / The Winged Lion' Palladians / Palladian Ensemble'

- Diapason d'Or Award 2000

'Les Saisons Amusantes' Palladians / Palladian Ensemble'

- Diapason d'Or Award 2008 (two time winner).

'William Byrd: Complete Consort Music' Phantasm

- Diapason d'Or - Golden Diapason

Recording of the Month

Albums awarded Recording of the Month by Gramophone include:

'J.S. Bach: John Passion, Reconstruction of Bach's Passion Liturgy' Dunedin Consort


Gramophone Choice   Albums awarded a Gramophone Choice include:

'James MacMillan: Who are these Angels?' Capella Nova

'Mozart: Divertimento K.334 & Oboe Quartet K.370' Scottish Chamber Orchestra

'Le Calme: Fernando Sor Late Works' William Carter

Editor's Choice
Albums awarded a prestigious Gramophone Editor's Choice include:
 
 

'James MacMillan Tenebrae' Cappella Nova

'J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor' Dunedin Consort

'Handel Operatic Arias' Emma Bell

'Tallis: Spem in alium' Magnificat

'Tomas Luis de Victoria: Officium Defunctorum' Magnificat

'Go from my window' Nigel North

'Vivaldi Concerti' Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

'Baroque Recorder Concertos' Pamela Thorby

'Handel Recorder Sonatas' Pamela Thorby

'William Byrd: Complete Consort Music' Phantasm

'Ned Rorem - On an echoing road' Prince Consort

'Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts' Retrospect Trio

'Britten Les Illuminations' Scottish Ensemble

'Fernando Sor Early Works' William Carter 

'La Guitarra Espanola - The Music of Santiago de Murcia' William Carter

 Gramophone Award finalist 08

    Gramophone Awards 2008

 

'On Wenlock Edge' James Gilchrist / Fitzwilliam Quartet / Anna Tilbrook

- Finalist Solo Vocal Album of the Year 2008
 
 
 

Gramophone Awards Finalist

Gramophone Awards 2009
 
 
 


'Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts' Retrospect Trio

- Finalist Baroque Instrumental Album of the Year 2009


'Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718)' Dunedin Consort

- Finalist Baroque Vocal Album of the Year 2009

  

2010 Gramophone Award Finalist

 
 
 
Gramophone Awards 2010

 

 
'Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)' Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras


- Finalist Orchestral Album of the Year 2010

'John Ward: Consort music for five and six viols' Phantasm

- Finalist Early Music Album of the Year 2010 - Classic FM Gramophone Awards


Gramophone 2011 Award Finalist

 
 
 
Gramophone Awards 2011

- Finalist Early Music Album of the Year 2011

'JS Bach Easter and Ascension Oratorios' Retrospect Ensemble / Matthew Halls

- Finalist Baroque Vocal Album of the Year 2011

'Handel Concerti Grossi Opus 6' Avison Ensemble / Pavlo Beznosiuk

- Finalist Baroque Instrumental Album of the Year 2011

Gramophone recommended

 
 
 
Albums named a Recommended recording by Gramophone include:
 
 
 
 

'JS Bach Matthew Passion (Final performing version, c. 1742)' by Dunedin Consort

'Liebermann Flute Concerto and works by Hüe, Poulenc & Nielsen' Katherine Bryan

'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' by Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras 

'Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)' by SCO / Sir Charles Mackerras

  

The Guardian

'Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus' Classical Opera

-Picks for 'the best of 2012' Stephen Pritchard

High Fidelity

Albums named Best Recording of 2008 by High Fidelity (Poland) include:


'JS Bach Matthew Passion (Final performing version, c. 1742)' by Dunedin Consort

'The Devil's Trill' by Palladians

'Garden of Early Delights' by Pamela Thorby and Andrew Lawrence-King

High Fidelity Award Logo Best Recording of 2010 by High Fidelity (Poland):

'Handel Concerti Grossi Opus 6' The Avison Ensemble

'J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor' Dunedin Consort

High Fidelity (Poland)

'La Trompette Retrouvee' Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

- Album of the Year

HiFi News

'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras

- Orchestral Disc of the Month

'Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Ticciati

- Record of the Month

 IMCA   International Classical Music Award

'Handel Concerti Grossi Opus 6' Avison Ensemble

- Nominated 2011

'Carmina Celtica' Canty

- Nominated 2011

'J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor' Dunedin Consort

- Nominated 2011

'Zelenka: Sonatas' Ensemble Marsyas

- Nominated 2013 

'Rogier: Music from the Missae Sex' Magnificat

- Nominated 2013

The Independent

'Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Ticciati

- Critic's Choice 'Sound of 2012'

IRR Outstanding Award

 
 
Albums named Outstanding by International Record Review include:
 
 
 

'J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations' by Matthew Halls

'Ned Rorem - On an echoing road' by Prince Consort

'Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts' Retrospect Trio

'Beethoven Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5' by Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras 

'Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)' by SCO / Sir Charles Mackerras

iTunes

'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Sir Charles Mackerras

- Named number 8 in: iTunes top 30 classical albums

Manchester Evening News

'Haydn: The Creation' Boston Baroque

- Top 10 Classical CDs of 2012

'Mozart: Paris & Vienna' Gottlieb Wallisch

- Top 10 Classical CDs of 2012

'Weber: Wind Concertos' Scottish Chamber Orchestra

- Top 10 Classical CDs of 2012

Multichannel

'Les Illuminations' The Scottish Ensemble.

- Record of the Year

MusicWeb International

'Handel Concerti Grossi Opus 6' The Avison Ensemble

- Download of the Month

'Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus' Classical Opera

- Recording of the Month

'Benjamin Britten: My Beloved is Mine' James Gilchrist

- Recording of the Month

'William Byrd: Complete Consort Music' Phantasm

- Recording of the Month

'J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos' Retrospect Ensemble/ Matthew Halls

- Recording of the Month

'Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Ticciati

- Recording of the Month

The Observer

'On Wenlock Edge' James Gilchrist

- CD of the Week

Opera

'Thomas Arne Artaxerxes' Classical Opera Company'

- Disc of the Month

Opera Now

'Thomas Arne Artaxerxes' Classical Opera Company'

- Opera Now Choice

Opus d'Or

 
Albums awarded a Opus d'Or by Opus HD include:

  

'Handel Concerti Grossi Opus 6' The Avison Ensemble

'Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718)' by Dunedin Consort 

'The Devil's Trill' by Palladians

'Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts' Retrospect Trio

'Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)' by SCO / Sir Charles Mackerras

'La Guitarra Espanola - The Music of Santiago de Murcia' by William Carter 

'Le Calme: Fernando Sor Late Works' William Carter


OpusMusica

'Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)' by SCO / Sir Charles Mackerras

- Album of the Month

Scotland on Sunday

'When Lights Are Low' Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

- CD of the Week

Scherzo

'Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)' by SCO / Sir Charles Mackerras

- Excepcional Award

StereoMojo Awards

'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

- Winner Publisher's Choice Recording 2009

The Sunday Post

'He never mentioned love' Claire Martin

- CD of the Week 

'When Lights Are Low' Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

- CD of the Week

Sunday Telegraph

'Handel Operatic Arias' Emma Bell

- CD of the Week

The Sunday Times

'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras

- Classical CD of the Week

'Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique' Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Ticciati

- Classical CD of the Week

 pizzicato supersonic   Pizzicato 'Supersonic Award'

'Zelenka: Sonatas' Ensemble Marsyas

'Where late the sweet birds sang' Magnificat

  

The Telegraph

'On Wenlock Edge' James Gilchrist

- CD of the Week

The Times

'Handel: Esther' Dunedin Consort

- One of the 'Top 10 classical albums of 2012'