The 2015 ECHO Klassik awards presentation was held on 18 October as part of a gala event at the Konzerthaus in Berlin. The ECHO is one of the most important prizes in the field of classical music and was handed out this year for the 22nd time in a row. The event is organized by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, which acts as the cultural arm of Germany's Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI). Nina Eichinger and Rolando Villazón performed their co-hosting duties to perfection and took the audience on an informed and entertaining journey through the gala evening. Following the awards ceremony, a number of the prize-winners joined the hosts, guest speakers and many leading figures drawn from art, culture, business, politics and society at the ECHO Klassik Night. [mehr]
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PRIZE WINNERS AND PICTURES
DATE | Sunday October 18th, 2015 | Konzerthaus Berlin
TV-BROADCAST | October 18th, 2015 | 10:00 pm | ZDF
HOSTS | Nina Eichinger und Rolando Villazón
PERFORMING ARTISTS | Elīna Garanča, David Garrett,
Jonas Kaufmann, Lang Lang, Andreas Ottensamer,
Menahem Pressler, Nemanja Radulović, Maurice Steger,
Sonya Yoncheva. Konzerthausorchester Berlin
conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado.