The annual committee of the PdSK decides on the ten Annual Awards, recognizing the best productions of the past year. The committee consists of a rotating cast of ten jurors from various expert juries. Each juror of the PdSK can nominate productions for the Annual Awards. Annual awards are awarded to the winners as part of public concerts or literary readings (in the field of spoken word). From 2014 onward, the Long Lists of Annual Awards can be found on the same page as each year’s award winners.
Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs
Agostino Steffani: Niobe, Regina di Tebe. Philippe Jaroussky, Karina Gauvin u.a. Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs. Erato 2564634354 (Warner)
The annual award was presented on the 5th February 2017 as part of a concert in the Broadcasting Concerthall of Bremen.
Igor Strawinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka. Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth. Actes Sud ASM 15 (harmonia mundi)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas. Ronald Brautigam. 9 SACDs, BIS SACD-2000 (Klassik Center)
The annual award was presented on the 29th June 2016 as part of a concert at Mozart Festival of Würzburg.
Johannes Brahms: Streichquartette c-moll op. 51,1 & B-Dur op. 67. Artemis Quartett. Erato 0825646 126637 (Warner)
The annual award was presented on the 24th November 2016 at Kammermusiksaal of Berlin Philharmony.
red fish blue fish
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Complete Early Percussion Works. James Avery, Steven Schick, Ensemble »red fish blue fish« u.a. Mode Records 274 DVD, 274/275 zwei CDs (harmonia mundi)
The annual award was presented on the 26th April 2017 to the percussionist Steven Schick as part of a concert at Freiburg.
Ulrike Janssen & Norbert Wehr (Editors)
Thomas Kling – Die gebrannte Performance. Lectures by Thomas Kling, Readings with Gabriele Weingartner and Hans Jürgen Balmes. 4 CDs with Supplement (Schriftenreihe der Kunststiftung NRW Literatur, Band 5), Lilienfeld Verlag ISBN 978-3-940357-49-6
The annual award was presented on the 18th March 2016 on Leipzig Book Fair.
They Want My Soul. Anti 7377-2 (Indigo)
Sumthin’ Like This. SedSoul 223002 (SPV)
The annual award was presented on the 5th November 2016 as part of the Soulfood festival at concerthall of Bremerhaven.
Vijay Iyer Trio
Break Stuff. ECM New Series 470 8937 (Universal)
The annual award was presented on the 6th May 2016 as part of a concert in the Club Lido of Berlin.
Sternal Symphonic Society: Volume 2. Traumton 4616 (Indigo)
The annual award was presented on the 3rd October 2016 as part of a concert in the Stadtgarten of Cologne.
Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado
Too Many Roads. Ruf Records 0621200 (in-akustik)
The annual award was presented on the 11th March 2016 as part of a concert in the musical pub »Harmonie« of Bonn.
Die Streichlauten 1 – Asien. Diverse. 4 CDs & DVD, NoEthno GMV037 (Galileo)
The annual award was presented on the 10th July 2016 at Rudolstadt Festival.