Annual Awards

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.

Annual Awards

Andrew Manze & NDR Radiophilharmonie

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphonies No.1 c-moll op.11 & No.3 a-moll op.56 (»Schottische«). NDR Radiophilharmonie, Andrew Manze. Pentatone PTC 5186595 (Naxos)

The annual award was presented on the 29th April 2018 as part of a concert in Großen Sendesaal of NDR Broadcasting Company of Hannover.

Alina Ibragimova & Cédric Tiberghien

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete sonatas for piano and violin Vol. 1-4. Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien. Hyperion CDA 68091/92, 68143, 68164 (Note 1)

The annual award was presented on the 6th January 2018 as part of a concert in the Pierre-Boulez concerthall of Berlin.

Schumann Quartett

»Landscapes«. Joseph Haydn: Quartett B-Dur op.76,4 (Der Sonnenaufgang); Béla Bartok: 2. Streichquartett; Tōru Takemitsu: Landscape I for string quartet; Arvo Pärt: Fratres. Schumann Quartett. Berlin Classics 0300836BC (edel)

Daniil Trifonov

»Transcendental«. Franz Liszt: 12 Études d’exécution transcendante, Études de Concert 1-3, Grand Études de Paganini 1-6. Daniil Trifonov. 2 CDs, Deutsche Grammophon 479 5529 (Universal)

The annual award was presented on the 22nd November 2017 as part of a concert in Hamburg.

Diana Damrau

»Grand Opéra«. Giacomo Meyerbeer: Arias and szenes from Le Prophète, Robert le Diable, L’Africaine, Les Huguenots, Il Crociato in Egitto, L’Étoile du Nord, Alimelek oder die beiden Kalifen, Le Pardon de Ploërmel, Emma di Resburgo, Ein Feldlager in Schlesien. Diana Damrau, Charles Workman, Laurent Naouri, Kate Aldrich, Joanna Curelaru, Orchestra and Chorus of the National Opera of Lyon, Emmanuel Villaume. Erato 0190 2958 48996 (Warner)

The annual award was presented on the 30th May 2018 as part of an event at Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann in Berlin.

Holger Falk, Steffen Schleiermacher

Hanns Eisler: Lieder Vol. 1. Songs and Ballads 1929-1937. Holger Falk, Steffen Schleiermacher. Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 613 2001-02

The annual award was presented on the 25th March 2018 as part of a special concert at hospital court of Stuttgart.

Mirjam Wiesemann & Ingo Schmidt-Lucas

»Bernd Alois Zimmermann und das symphonische Spätwerk«. Edition Künster im Gespräch Vol. 8. Jan-Filip Tupa, Sascha Reckert, Philippe Marguerre, RSO Stuttgart, Bernhard Kontarsky, Elke Heidenreich, Mirjam Wiesemann, York Höller. Cybele KiG008 (Klassik Center)

The annual award was presented on the 30th March 2018 at the University of Wuppertal.

Thomas Azier

Rouge. Virgin 602557422955 (Universal Music)

The annual award was presented on the 19th June 2018 at the Berlin Studio of Thomas Azier.

Sampha

Process. XL Recordings 5578455 (Beggars Group)

Nishtiman Project

Kobane, Kurdistan (Iran – Iraq – Turquie). Accords Croisés AC 164 (harmonia mundi)

Daniel Erdmann & Velvet Revolution

Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution: A Short Moment Of Zero G. Daniel Erdmann, Théo Ceccaldi, Jim Hart. Budapest Music Center BMC CD239 (Note 1)

The annual award was presented on the 21st April 2018 as part of a concert at jazzahead Bremen.

Christoph Maria Herbst

Jochen Till: Luzifer Junior – Zu gut für die Hölle, gelesen von Christoph Maria Herbst. Der Audio Verlag ISBN 978-3-86231-970-1

The annual award was presented on the 31st July 2019 at a filmset in Cologne.

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