ECHO KLASSIK 2017
ECHO KLASSIK 2017: GLAMOROUS PREMIERE IN THE ELBPHILHARMONIE CONCERT HALL
OVERVIEW OF ALL AWARD WINNERS

Background

The German music award ECHO is one the most important and renowned music awards worldwide. Each year, the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, the cultural institute of the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (German music industry federation), awards the ECHO to honour the most successful and outstanding achievements of German and international musicians. It all began with the ECHO Award in 1992; in 1994 the ECHO KLASSIK Award was established, and since 2010 the ECHO JAZZ Award has complemented the ECHO – German Music Award brand.

The ECHO KLASSIK awards are among the highlights of the classical music year, annually bringing together all the big names on the classical scene for a sparkling gala event. While paying due respect to great recordings, ECHO KLASSIK has always aimed to recognize and reward young talent and bring the fascination and variety of classical music to a wider audience.

In 2017, the ECHO KLASSIK award ceremony took place in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie on October 29.

(c) BVMI / Mo Wüstenhagen

Rules and Regulations

The ECHO KLASSIK prizes are awarded by an eleven-strong jury made up of acknowledged experts in their field who base their judgement primarily on artistic criteria, while also taking account of popular acclaim and the response of music purchasers. Each label can submit its best recordings fulfilling the entry conditions during the advertised period for receipt. After review by the jury, all submissions will go forward for assessment.

The submission period for the ECHO KLASSIK 2017 is over. Information on the submission for the ECHO KLASSIK 2018 will be announced at a later date.

Further information on the submission for the ECHO KLASSIK 2017 can be found in the terms and conditions (German) that also provide an overview of all categories.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Deutsche Phono-Akademie, the cultural institute of the Bundesverband Musikindustrie e. V.
Reinhardtstraße 29 | 10117 Berlin | Germany
Tel.: +49 (30) 59 00 38-0 | Fax: +49 (30) 59 00 38-38
E-mail: echo(at)musikindustrie(dot)de

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The Jury

The ECHO KLASSIK is awarded in 22 categories. The panel selects each prize winner from the submissions for the individual categories. There is no recourse to legal action against the decision of the panel. There can be no legal claim to inclusion in the submission process or to the awarded prizes.

Michael Brüggemann (Vice President Classical Germany, Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH)
Michael Brüggemann (Vice President Classical Germany, Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH)
Carsten Dürer (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief “ENSEMBLE –Magazin für Kammermusik” + “PIANONews – Magazin für Klavier und Flügel“)
Carsten Dürer (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief “ENSEMBLE –Magazin für Kammermusik” + “PIANONews – Magazin für Klavier und Flügel“)
Tobias Feilen (Editor, HR Kultur/Musik und Theater, ZDF)
Tobias Feilen (Editor, HR Kultur/Musik und Theater, ZDF)
Manfred Görgen (General Manager MDG – Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm, Managing Director „CLASS aktuell“)
Manfred Görgen (General Manager MDG – Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm, Managing Director „CLASS aktuell“)
Stephanie Haase (Director Classics, Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH)
Stephanie Haase (Director Classics, Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH)
Carsten Hinrichs (Editor-in-Chief RONDO)
Carsten Hinrichs (Editor-in-Chief RONDO)
Jörg Hitzemann (Editor HR Kultur/Musik und Theater, ZDF)
Jörg Hitzemann (Editor HR Kultur/Musik und Theater, ZDF)
Dr. Rainer Kahleyss (Chairman CLASS – Association of Classical Independents in Germany e.V.)
Dr. Rainer Kahleyss (Chairman CLASS – Association of Classical Independents in Germany e.V.)
Prof. Michael Kaufmann (Director Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Kurt Weill Fest Dessau)
Prof. Michael Kaufmann (Director Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Kurt Weill Fest Dessau)
Prof. Martin Maria Krüger (President Deutscher Musikrat [German music council])
Prof. Martin Maria Krüger (President Deutscher Musikrat [German music council])
Kleopatra Sofroniou (Director Domestic Marketing, Deutsche Grammophon)
Kleopatra Sofroniou (Director Domestic Marketing, Deutsche Grammophon)

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How To Win An ECHO KLASSIK?

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DEUTSCHE PHONO-AKADEMIE

The Deutsche Phono-Akademie (German phono academy) was founded on 27th September 1973 as the non-profit-making cultural institute of the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (German music industry association). Aside from supporting musical talents, it is the aim of the Deutsche Phono-Akademie to honour outstanding artists and to bring those political, cultural, scientific and business groups associated with the musical arts field closer together.

In 1992, the Deutsche Phono-Akademie took the groundbreaking step of establishing the name ECHO for an award to mark achievements in the field of recorded music at both national and international level. The Deutsche Phono-Akademie is host of the ECHO, the ECHO KLASSIK and the ECHO JAZZ award.

The cultural institute of the Bundesverband Musikindustrie attracts public attention to the music business and places upcoming artists in the spotlight. The Deutsche Phono-Akademie sees itself as a neutral and unifying mediator among the performers, the media, politics, business and the public, and highlights new paths for synergies.

Contact:

Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V.
Reinhardtstraße 29
10117 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 (30) 59 00 38-0
Fax: +49 (30) 59 00 38-38

E-Mail: info[at]musikindustrie.de

www.musikindustrie.de/

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History

ECHO KLASSIK Award Locations

(c) BVMI/Mo Wüstenhagen
  • 29.10.2017 Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie
  • 09.10.2016 Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin
  • 18.10.2015 Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin
  • 26.10.2014 München, Philharmonie im Gasteig
  • 06.10.2013 Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin
  • 14.10.2012 Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin
  • 02.10.2011 Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin
  • 17.10.2010 Essen, Philharmonie Essen
  • 18.10.2009 Dresden, Semperoper
  • 19.10.2008 München, Philharmonie im Gasteig
  • 21.10.2007 München, Philharmonie im Gasteig
  • 22.10.2006 München, Philharmonie im Gasteig
  • 16.10.2005 München, Philharmonie im Gasteig
  • 24.10.2004 München, Philharmonie im Gasteig
  • 26.10.2003 Dortmund, Konzerthaus Dortmund
  • 13.10.2002 Frankfurt, Alte Oper Frankfurt
  • 30.09.2001 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
  • 22.10.2000 Berlin, Schauspielhaus am Gendarmenmarkt
  • 24.10.1999 Weimar, Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar
  • 25.10.1998 Hamburg, Laeiszhalle - Musikhalle Hamburg
  • 14.09.1997 München, Prinzregententheater München
  • 15.09.1996 Dresden, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
  • 30.03.1995 Hamburg, Rathaus Stadt Hamburg

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