The OPUS KLASSIK, a new prize for classical music in Germany, aims to honor outstanding classical artists and sound recordings, in their newly founded association for the promotion of classical music. This year, Ms. Batiashvili was awarded the Concert recording of the year for violin (music 20th/21st century) for her “Visions of Prokofiev” album, released by Deutsche Grammophon in February 2018. This special collaboration featured the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
For the first time this year, the award ceremony will take place on October 14 at the Konzerthaus Berlin, and will be broadcasted on October 14 at 10:15 pm CET by the media partner ZDF. Celebrations include a gala reception, and musical performances by Ms. Batiashvili and other classical music stars like Diana Damrau, and Juan Diego Florez. Thomas Gottschalk hosts the ceremony with Alondra de la Parra conducting the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra. For more information and tickets, visit the Konzerthaus Berlin website.