51IA80lTdWL._SY300_The 2014 Gramophone Awards category winners have been announced, and we are delighted that the Dunedin Consort’s recording of Mozart Requiem, featuring Hazard Chase soprano Joanne Lunn as soloist, has won its category in what is recognised to be the most prestigious annual competition in the international record market.

Upon the disc’s release, Joanne received wonderful reviews, with Gramophone magazine’s David Threasher writing, “Soprano Joanne Lunn’s tone is well nourished, with vibrato deployed judiciously to colour selected notes or phrases”. The CD too has been universally well-received; it being noted that, “Purely on grounds of performance alone, this is one of the finest Mozart Requiems of recent years”.

Joanne also joined the Dunedin Consort for their St John Passion recording which received a Gramophone Nomination in the 2013 Baroque Vocal category. She performs and records with the group regularly, having sung with them in Treginer, St Riquier, Noirlac, Weimar and across Scotland over the past season. Her upcoming engagements with the consort include Handel’s Acis and Galatea in Perth and Dunbar and Bach Cantatas BWV 165 O heilges Geist – un Wasserbad and BWV 31 Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Credit: Andrew Redpath
Credit: Andrew Redpath

Please follow this link for further information on the award and to read the original Gramophone review; the disc itself is discussed in detail on the Dunedin Consort’s website: http://www.dunedin-consort.org.uk/recordings/mozart-requiem/