Lithuanian opera singer, soprano Asmik Grigorian, and accordionist Martynas Levickis have won the German Opus Klassik awards for top classical music recordings of the year. These awards are among the most important and prestigious European classical music awards.
Asmik Grigorian was awarded in the Best Soloist category for her album “Dissonance”. This is Grigorian’s first studio album. She chose to record romances for voice and piano by her favourite composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. The album features Lukas Geniušas on piano.
Martynas Levickis is the winner in the Instrumentalist of the Year category for his solo album “Autograph”. This album combines the sounds of Lithuanian folk music and accordion.
The aim of the Association for the Promotion of Classical Music, which organises Germany’s most important classical music awards, is to promote this style of music and honour its performers. This year’s competition attracted more than 600 performers from all over the world.
The prizes will be awarded to the winners at the St. Elisabeth’s Church in Marburg on October 7 and at the Berlin Concert Hall on October 8.