On September 13 the Pan-Armenian Symphony Orchestra, headed by conductor Sergey Smbatyan, will perform at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017, the most famous and prestigious event. Gramophone is the most significant classical music award, the same as the Oscar is in the field of cinema, the Nobel prize in the field of science and the Booker prize in the field of literature.
Gramophone Awards celebrate the very best of the last year of classical music. Performing out of the competition, the Pan-Armenian Orchestra will join some of the biggest names in classical music as Gramophone Award winners past and present take to the stage to celebrate the 40th anniversary of these prestigious awards.
In previous years, Gramophone Awards ceremonies were conducted by famous conductors like Sir Colin Davis, Sir Antonio Pappano and others. This year’s honor is reserved for maestro Sergey Smbatyan, who studied with Sir Colin Davis in London.
For the second year running, the ceremony will be live-streamed on medici.tv, so classical music lovers from all around the globe will have the opportunity to watch all of the performances, acceptance speeches.
The glittering event will take place in the stunning venue of Northumberland Avenue, London.
James Jolly, Gramophone’s Editor-in-Chief, says that they are delighted to be joined by the Pan-Armenian Symphony orchestra, comprised of the Armenian musicians from the best orchestras all over the world. “The Pan-Armenian Symphony Orchestra will add a truly international dimension to the event. And we also look forward to some Armenian orchestral music during the course of the evening played by people who clearly respond to its magic.”