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Naxos Wins Gramophone Award for Manfred Symphony

October 4, 2009

Naxos’s recording of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony and The Voyevoda, on which the charismatic young conductor Vasily Petrenko made his début on Naxos conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, has won the Gramophone Award for Best Orchestral Recording 2009.

Gramophone Award

TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony, The Voyevoda
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor


This critically acclaimed recording is also one of Naxos’s bestselling albums.

Congratulations to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko for this extraordinary achievement.

The RLPO and Petrenko have also recorded several other outstanding albums for Naxos, including:

LISZT Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2, Totentanz
Eldar Nebolsin, piano • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor


SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Vol 1
– Symphony No 11 ‘The Year 1905’

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra • Vasily Petrenko, conductor

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Vol 2 – Symphonies Nos 5 & 9
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra • Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Gramophone also reports:

Petrenko extends Liverpool Philharmonic contract

Conductor to remain with the orchestra for a further three years

The successful partnership between the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko was yesterday cemented further as the young conductor signed a three-year contract extension. Petrenko, who has been credited with attracting fresh, younger audiences to classical music, will now remain in Liverpool until 2015. His title will change from principal conductor to chief conductor in recognition of the new commitment.

“I am very happy to continue my relationship with this great band of musicians, our audiences and with Liverpool,” said Petrenko. “We began a journey together in 2006 and have learned a lot and grown along the way. The orchestra and I share the same ambition to be the very best. We work hard, enjoy exploring music and are building our musical reputation together.”

Throughout the next six years Petrenko will continue to conduct the orchestra in a minimum of 25 concerts each season, plus tours, recordings and special events.

— Charlotte Smith

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Biography & Discography

Vasily Petrenko Biography & Discography


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