Marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards, this year’s ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 13 at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2. Live music will once again take centre-stage as the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017 will be playing host to the newly-formed Pan-Armenian Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Sergey Smbatyan. The awards ceremony will be attended by 300 guests from across the classical music world and streamed live by medici.tv. The awards are attended by the international classical music industry; Presidents & CEOs of all the main classical music record labels will be there, including Universal Music, DG, Warner Classics, Sony, plus representatives from the live sector and across the world of press & media and especially radio including Allen Davies controller of BBC Radio 3 and Sam Jackson of Classic FM as well as the Head of Sky Arts. Confidentially, the new UK Minister of Arts, John Glen, will also be attending the ceremony.
Round tables for 300 guests will be placed in the audience place with some beverage.
The event supposes speeches, award ceremony, concert and accompaniment to the nominees and dinner afterwards. The whole event will be run by the chief editor of Gramophone magazine James Jolly.
The Pan-Armenian Symphony Orchestra will do the opening of the concert with Crystal Palace by American-Maltese composer Alexey Shor.
The sponsor of orchestra category of the event is the European Foundation for Support and Culture (EUFSC).