Echo Klassik, the biggest German music industry event, has just announced its annual awards:
Male singer of the year: Jonas Kaufmann
Female singer of the year: Joyce DiDonato
Solo recording of the year (voice): Elina Garanca
Instrumentalists of the year: Lang Lang (piano), Tianwa Yang (violin) Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet), Maurice Steger (flute)
Conductor of the year: David Zinman
The televised gala awards night will be on October 18.
Awards for rising artists: Bryan Hymel, Sonya Yoncheva, Florian Noack, Sophie Pacini, Nemanja Radulović.
Classics without borders awards: Aurora Orchestra, David Orlowsky Trio, Kronos Quartet