The Annual Awards 2022

The Annual Awards 2022

The German Record Critics’ Award announces the Annual Awards for 2022. The jurors nominated a total of 102 titles onto the Long List, and the annual committee selected 11 for an award. The awards will be presented individually to the winners over the next few weeks and months. The dates and locations of the ten award ceremonies will be announced as soon as possible.

28.09.2022 – The eleven Annual Awards 2022 go to:
  • violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and the Berliner Philharmoniker for the exemplary recording of the four great violin concertos by Beethoven, Berg and Bartók (BPHR/direct sales)
  • baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber for curating and realising their epoch-making Schumann Lied edition (Sony)
  • Björn Schmelzer and his Belgian vocal ensemble Graindelavoix for the album »Josquin The Undead« and the physically magical new Desprez sound (Glossa/Note 1)
  • pianist Marc-André Hamelin and his dreamlike complete recording of the enigmatic, lively rags by William Bolcom (Hyperion/Note 1)
  • Bernhard Hanneken and his edition »Deutschfolk« (Soundtrack to the folk song revival in the FRGDR), the definitive sound archive on East-West traffic folk music (NoEthno/Galileo)
  • to saxophonist Charles Lloyd, guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan for »Trios: Chapel« – an album full of wisdom and grace (Blue Note/ Universal)
  • to singer-songwriter Grian Chatten and his band Fontaines D.C. for »Skinty Fia« – a tribute to their old homeland Ireland (Partisan Records/Rough Trade)
  • to DJ, producer and singer Perel for the new sound of her album »Jesus Was An Alien« (Kompakt/Rough Trade)
  • to Nduduzo Makhathini and his band of young South African musicians for the album »In The Spirit Of Ntu« and the power of life (Blue Note/ Universal)
  • to singer and producer Paul van Haver aka Stromae for his comeback and the new album »Multitude« (Polydor/Universal)
  • to singer Horace Andy, the most beautiful voice of reggae, who sets a monument to himself with »Midnight Rocker« (Sound Records/Rough Trade)

Here the juries reasons can be found.

The following jury members were involved in the 2021 annual committee (f.l.t.r): Juliane Streich (Jury Rock), Ralf Dombrowski (Jury Pop), Tobias Rapp (Jury Club and Dance), Jörn Florian Fuchs (Jury Verbal Art), Eleonore Büning (Jury Chamber Music II), Markus Thiel (Jury Lieder and Vocal Recital), Julia Kaiser (Jury Chamber Music II), Matthias Wegner (Jury Jazz II) and Isabel Steppeler (Jury Electronic and Experimental)

  • The 9 members of the 2022 Annual Committee at the Maison de France, Berlin
    © Holger Kirsch
    The 9 members of the 2022 Annual Committee at the Maison de France, Berlin
    © Holger Kirsch