UK | Les Siècles wins Orchestra of the Year at Gramophone
Since 1977, the Gramophone Classical Music Awards have established themselves as one of the most prestigious prizes in the industry. French orchestra Les Siècles wins Orchestra of the Year and will receive the award during the ceremony on September 13.
As we explained in a previous article, Gramophone introduced a new award in 2018, for the first time, the Orchestra of the Year has been elected by popular vote. The winner is Made-In-France Orchestra Les Siècles.
With their project Daphnis & Chloé, published via label Harmonia Mundi, their interpretation of Ravel’s masterpiece has seduced and mobilized voters in a competition against 7 other orchestras, namely: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Il Pomo d’Oro, Seattle Symphony et Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
About Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth was trained by William Christie (Les Arts Florissants). He founded Les Siècles in 2003 selecting only outstanding young players. The aim of this project is to offer a new approach – not only to repertoire but also to the nature of the concert form.
This win is yet another acknowledgement of the French orchestra’s innovative endeavour and success. A success expanding outside the European borders as the orchestra comes back from its Asian tour – playing 6 dates in China and Japan.
Watch or re-watch the award ceremony on Gramophone’s website.