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Award is music to Petrenko's ears; RLPO CONDUCTOR WINS PUBLIC VOTE.

Byline: PADDY SHENNAN ECHO Writer paddyshennan@liverpoolecho.co.uk @PaddyShennan

VASILY Petrenko, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's chief conductor, has been voted Gramophone Classical Music Awards Artist of the Year.

At the awards ceremony in London, James Jolly, Gramophone editor in chief, said: "Vasily Petrenko is making waves, and we're happy to endorse this impressive lead, from over 8,000 votes cast, for an artist who has clearly made the step up to a new level of musicianship and has the ability to take audiences with him on his musical journey."

And the chief conductor said: "I'm honoured to receive this award and thank Gramophone, the members of the public who voted for me, and my colleagues at Liverpool Philharmonic. They're great musicians and it's a privilege to make music with them.

I'm looking forward to working together on many more projects."

Gramophone paid tribute to Petrenko's "extraordinary work" with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and their criticallyacclaimed recordings of Tchaikovsky and Elgar symphonies on Onyx.

Petrenko's furious once with The recording of Tchaikovsky's Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 5 won Gramophone's the BBC Music Magazine Awards Recording of the Year, and the public vote for Orchestral Recording of the Year earlier this year. The recording of Tchaikovsky's Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 and 6 released by Onyx clinched Gramophone's Recording of the Month in March.

Gramophone's review said: "Petrenko's fast and furious approach once again pays off with invigorating performances that dispel Russian gloom. The RLPO play their socks off and must rank as one of the finest 'Russian Orchestras' in the UK today."

fast and approach again pays off invigorating review

Petrenko's fast and furious approach once again pays off with invigorating performances Gramophone's review

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Date:Sep 18, 2017
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