The young Norwegian pianist has been nominated for Gramophone Magazine's Artist of the Year 2004 along with six other artists. Whoever gets the most votes wins - find out how to vote for Andsnes!
27/08/2004 :: The six nominated artists have enjoyed great success on record or on the concert stage over the past 12 months and are set to continue to impress music-lovers in the coming year.
The Gramophone Magazine's Artist of the Year 2004 nominees:
- Pierre-Laurent Aimard pianist
- Leif Ove Andsnes pianist
- David Daniels countertenor
- Bernarda Fink mezzo-soprano
- Paavo Järvi conductor
- Magdalena Kozená mezzo-soprano
Details of the winner will be announced in the special Gramophone Awards issue which is published on October 1.
To vote for Leif Ove Andsnes, click here.
The closing date for votes is August 7.
Gramophone's editor James Jolly on Andsnes:
Few musicians develop and grow quite as rewardingly as this young Norwegian.
Everytime he’s encountered in the concert hall or on disc, his powers of communication and his ability to get ever deeper under the skin of a piece of music have advanced not in mere steps but in huge strides.
Last year he returned to the Grieg Piano Concerto in the company of the BPO and Mariss Jansons and it was as if the encounter was their first, such was the freshness and imagination of the performance.
This year we have heard him in Schubert sonatas, Dvorák chamber music and, the coupling for that glorious Grieg favourite, the Schumann Piano Concerto.