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Mihaela Ursuleasa and Belcea quartet – among the Echo Klassik 2010 prizewinners

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 , ora 16.29

Two Romanian names are listed among the winners of the ECHO Klassik 2010 prizes, granted for excellence in the field of classical music recordings: pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa was ‘Soloist recording of the year, with works from the 19th century – piano section’. Mihaela Ursuleasa received this prize for the disc with works by Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Paul Constantinescu and Alberto Ginastera.

Also, Belcea Quartet was designated the winner for ‘Chamber music registering of the year, with creations from the 19th century – section strings’. The prize was granted for the record with opera by Franz Schubert, made by the band run by the violinist Corina Belcea.

Among the winners of ECHO Klassik 2010 prizes – mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, ‘Opera recording of the year – section aria and duets’, Lang Lang – instrumentalist of the year, piano section, Paavo Järvi – conductor of the year, tenor Jonas Kaufman – singer of the year and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato – singer of the year.

The ceremony for awarding ECHO Klassik 2010 prizes is to take place on October 17th, at the Philharmonic in Essen.

Maria Monica Bojin
Translated by Zenovia Popa and Andreea Velivu
MA students, MTTLC, Bucharest University