The Jury

The independent body of currently 154 jurors is as heterogeneous as the range of musical genres and word art productions. At present, there are 32 juries. Five experts per jury determine and evaluate the best new productions. What all jurors have in common is a profound knowledge of the genre they asses. All jury members of the PdSK e.V. do their work for the »German Record Critics’ Award« voluntarily.

1 Symphonic and Orchestral Music

Peter Hagmann
Hanspeter Krellmann
Michael Kube
Peter Stieber
Rainer Wagner

2 Concertos

Lothar Brandt
Norbert Hornig
Wiebke Roloff
Michael Stegemann
Christian Wildhagen

3 Chamber Music I (only strings, without piano)

Susann El Kassar
Bernhard Hartmann
Benjamin Herzog
Thomas Rübenacker
Lotte Thaler

4 Chamber Music II (with piano/with winds/soloinstruments)

Thilo Braun
Eleonore Büning
Volker Hagedorn
Julia Kaiser
Elisabeth Richter

5 Keyboard Music I (Piano, Fortepiano, Synthesizer)

Kalle Burmester
Attila Csampai
Christian Kröber
Christoph Vratz
Gregor Willmes

6 Keyboard Music II (Harpsichord, Organ, Clavichord, Reed Organ)

Sabine Fallenstein
Martin Hoffmann
Guido Krawinkel
Regine Müller
Friedrich Sprondel

7 Opera I (from baroque up to bel canto)

Martin Elste
Kai Luehrs-Kaiser
Max Nyffeler
Michael Stallknecht
Bjørn Woll

8 Opera II (Romantical Opera to Modern Opera, Musical, Operetta, Ballet)

Robert Braunmüller
Manuel Brug
Alexander Dick
Karl Harb
Wolf-Dieter Peter

9 Choral Music and Vocal Ensemble

Susanne Benda
Wolfram Goertz
Peter Korfmacher
Helmut Mauró
Martin Mezger

10 Lieder and Vocal Recital

Jürgen Kesting
Stephan Mösch
Holger Noltze
Markus Thiel
Albrecht Thiemann

11 Early Music

Thomas Ahnert
Wolf-Christian Fink
Matthias Hengelbrock
Carsten Niemann
Uwe Schweikert

12 Contemporary Classical Music

Marita Emigholz
Thomas Meyer
Nina Polaschegg
Egbert Tholl
Margarete Zander

13 Historical Classical Recordings

Stephan Bultmann
Wolfgang Schreiber
Wilhelm Sinkovicz
Thomas Voigt
Wolfgang Wendel

14 Crossover Productions

Eleonore Büning
Nikolaus Gatter
Christoph Irrgeher
Bert Noglik
Heinz Zietsch

15 Film Music

Ulrich Amling
Peter Beddies
Malte Hemmerich
Matthias Keller
Joachim Mischke

16 Music Film (Musical Dokumentations etc)

Helge Grünewald
Juan Martin Koch
Andreas Kunz
Thorsten Lorenz
Jonas Zerweck

17 Jazz I (traditional)

Lothar Jänichen
Berthold Klostermann
Rainer Nolden
Werner Stiefele
Marcus A. Woelfle

18 Jazz II (contemporary)

Christian Broecking
Peter Kemper
Hans-Jürgen Linke
Bert Noglik
N.N.

19 World Music

Jürgen Frey
Johann Kneihs
Jodok W. Kobelt
Rainer Skibb
Johannes Theurer

20 Traditional Ethnic Music

Tom Daun
Stefan Franzen
Ulrich Morgenstern
Jan Reichow
N.N.

21 German language Singer/Songwriters

Jochen Arlt
Kai Engelke
Harald Justin
Hans Reul
Petra Schwarz

22 Folk and Singer/Songwriters

Suzanne Cords
Gabriele Haefs
Mike Kamp
Jo Meyer
Imke Turner

23 Pop

Ralf Dombrowski
Christof Hammer
Philipp Holstein
Albert Koch
Fabian Peltsch

24 Rock

Manfred Gillig-Degrave
Fritz W. Haver
Christine Heise
Edo Reents
Juliane Streich

25 Hard and Heavy

Thorsten Dörting
Marc Halupczok
Boris Kaiser
Sebastian Kessler
Felix Mescoli

26 Alternative

Götz Adler
Jens Balzer
Jumoke Olusanmi
Tobias Rüther
Jan Ulrich Welke

27 Club and Dance

Laura Aha
Cristina Plett
Tobias Rapp
Christian Tjaben
N.N.

28 Electronic and Experimental

Guido Halfmann
Olaf Maikopf
N.N.

29 Blues

Karl Leitner
Christian Pfarr
Michael Rauhut
Tim Schauen
Tom Schroeder

30 R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop

Torsten Fuchs
Michael Rütten
Markus Schneider
Jörg Wachsmuth
N.N.

31 Spoken Word (Verbal Art)

Jörn Florian Fuchs
Michael Grote
Dorothee Meyer-Kahrweg
Christian Möller
Manuela Reichart

32 Recordings for Children and Youth

Carola Benninghoven
Margit Hähner
Regina Himmelbauer
Friederike C. Raderer
Juliane Spatz
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