news_2010_08_02We are delighted to announce that violinist Isabelle Faust has been nominated for Gramophone’s Artist of the Year Award. The winner of this highly sought after award is selected by public vote and nominations are based on artists’ activities over the last 12 months.

During the last year, Faust has released two critically acclaimed recordings – the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Alexander Melnikov (which recently won an ECHO Klassik Award) and the first of two discs of the Bach Solo Sonatas and Partitas. Her next release, the Brahms Violin Concerto, was recorded at the start of 2010 in a series of live concerts in Spain with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding. Other concerts during the year have included concerto performances with the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; and a series of recitals at venues such as Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw; Tonhalle, Dusseldorf; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Le Chatelet, Paris; Wigmore Hall, London; Radialsystem V, Berlin’s new chamber music venue; and at New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival.

The Award boasts an impressive history of winners, from Marin Alsop and Angela Hewitt to Hilary Hahn and the Sixteen. To vote for Faust to join this list of recipients, please visit http://www.gramophone.co.uk/features/gallery/vote-for-gramophone-artist-of-the-year-2010.