Credit: BBC Music Magazine

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra were awarded Recording of The Year for their acclaimed recording of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 6 at the BBC Music Magazine Awards last night. The recording also won the Orchestral Award to round off a wonderfully successful ten years since Mr Petrenko became the Liverpool orchestra’s youngest ever principal conductor.

Of the award, Mr Petrenko said: “It’s great recognition for the orchestra and I’m very grateful to everyone who participated in the Tchaikovsky project. I would also like to give my gratitude to everyone who voted for us and to everyone who has already got the CD. And if they haven’t yet, then they are in for a treat!”

Other winners for the evening include Vladimir Jurowski for his involvement in the LPO’s recording of Julian Anderson’s In lieblicher Bläue, which took the Premiere Award, and Sir Antonio Pappano, who conducted the Orchestra dell’accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Beatrice Rana’s recording of Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, which won the Newcomer Award.

For the full list of winners please visit awards.classical-music.com.