This year’s award winners include a host of string players, who won prizes in categories including Instrumentalist of the Year, Young Talent of the Year and more

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Capuçon photo: Nikos Aliagas, Hahn photo: Chris Lee, Dueñas photo: Felix Broede

Cellist Gautier Capuçon, plus violinists Hilary Hahn and María Dueñas are among this year’s Opus Klassik winners

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The winners of the Opus Klassik 2024 have been announced, which celebrates classical music achievement in Germany. This year’s awards featured numerous string players, who will receive their awards at the ceremonies held on 12 and 13 October 2024 at Kühlhaus Berlin.

Instrumentalist of the Year has been awarded to cellist Gautier Capuçon and violinist Isabelle Faust, as well as pianist Lang Lang. Capuçon receives the award for his recording Destination Paris, while Faust receives her for recording Il virtuoso, il poeta (Violin Concertos & Concerti Grossi).

Among the winners of Young Talent of the Year were violinist María Dueñas, for her recording Beethoven and Beyond, and cellist Anastasia Kobekina, for her recording Venice.

Violinist Hilary Hahn won the award for Solo Instrument Recording of the Year, for her recording of Ysaÿe’s Six Solo Violin Sonatas, while violinist Nemanja Radulović and his ensemble Double Sens won the award for Concert Recording of the Year, for their recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Violin Sonata no.9 ‘Kreutzer’.

String players also featured in the Chamber Music Recording of the Year awards. Cellist Sol Gabetta and pianist Bertrand Chamayou were honoured for their recording of the complete works for cello and piano by Mendelssohn, while the Signum Quartet were awarded for its album Lebensmuth.

View the full list of prize winners here

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