Bavouzet triumphs at BBC Music Magazine Awards

13 April 2012

BBC Awards

Chandos pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet won the Orchestral Award for his concertos disc of ‘Debussy, Ravel & Massenet' with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Yan Pascal Tortelier at the 2012 BBC Music Awards.  Sadly Jean-Efflam could not attend but his daughter and Yan Pascal's son were present to pick up his award.

This is why the jury felt this recording deserved to win; ‘A dazzling palette of colours; magical tone and impeccable phrasing; sensitivity to every mood combined with an unerring instinct for Ravel's finely-turned forms.'

Radio 4's James Naughtie and editor of BBC Music Magazine, Oliver Condy, presented the event which included performances from the Newcomer of the Year, pianist Francesco Piemontesi, Vocal category winner, countertenor Andreas Scholl and chamber choir Tenebrae, who triumphed in the Choral category.

Sadly Retrospect Trio and Benjamin Grosvenor missed out in their respective categories but both recordings richly deserved their place in the shortlist.

Benjamin GrosvenorBenjamin Grosvenor
Jean-Efflam BavouzetJean-Efflam Bavouzet
Retrospect TrioRetrospect Trio
Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Liszt, RavelBenjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Liszt, Ravel
Debussy, Ravel & MassenetDebussy, Ravel & Massenet
Purcell: Twelve Sonatas in Three PartsPurcell: Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts