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ECHO Klassk 2015

Boston Early Music Festival receives two 2015 ECHO Klassik Awards in gala ceremony, Sunday, October 18

Boston Early Music Festival Directors were on hand for a gala ceremony on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Konzerthaus Berlin as two BEMF recordings are among the prestigious honorees at the 2015 ECHO Klassik Awards. Sometimes referred to as the “German GRAMMY”, the ECHO Klassik is among the most prominent prizes in classical music, with winners selected by a jury of prominent industry experts and given annually by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie since 1994.

BEMF Directors were on hand at the lavish ECHO Klassik 2015 ceremonies to accept prizes for two of BEMF's opera CDs. Learn more at

Posted by Boston Early Music Festival on Sunday, October 18, 2015

“It is such a tremendous honor that two of our Baroque opera recordings have been selected to receive ECHO Klassik Awards,” says BEMF Executive Director Kathleen Fay. “We pride ourselves on assembling an all-star, international roster of artists and directors for our opera projects, and we are especially delighted to have been recognized for our recent recordings with awards in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France.”

BEMF’s recording of Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs for cpo (Classic Produktion Osnabrück), also a 2015 GRAMMY Award-winner, was selected as Recording of the Year in the 17th/18th Century Opera field. BEMF’s 3-CD set of Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe for ERATO/Warner Classics, featuring lead soloists Philippe Jaroussky and Karina Gauvin, was recognized as the World Premiere Recording of the Year. BEMF Artistic Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, BEMF Opera Director Gilbert Blin, Executive Director Kathleen Fay, and producer Renate Wolter-Seevers were on hand to accept the awards in the lavish, televised ceremony.