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.

Jury Contemporary Classical Music

Marco Frei

Marco Frei  © Asya Chzhan
© Asya Chzhan

Studied musicology, communication and theater studies as well as Italian studies. His doctoral thesis on Shostakovich was published in 2006. He writes for the NZZ, Musik & Theater, PianoNews, and the Schott publishing house, among others. (Jury: »Contemporary Classical Music«)