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“DUO” Wins Echo Klassik Award

Hélène Grimaud’s album “Duo”, recorded and released in 2012 with cellist Sol Gabetta, has been chosen for an Echo Klassik Preis, Germany’s most coveted awards. The award ceremony – which is broadcast nationwide throughout Germany on ZDF – takes place in Berlin on Sunday 6th October.

Echo Klassik Preis

Critical acclaim for “Duo” has been unanimous around the world:

“Put on your headphones, close the door and soak in these direct-connection performances of Schumann, Brahms, Debussy and Shostakovich by pianist Grimaud and cellist Gabetta. This is terrific.”
Mercury News (USA)

“It’s one of those recordings that has come out of a festival collaboration: those special environments when top players sometimes have the time and opportunity to find and work with a musical soul mate and that’s what seems to have happened when cellist Sol Gabetta met pianist Hélène Grimaud at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad last year — an experience they enjoyed so much they’re recorded their recital in the studio.”
BBC Radio 3 (UK)

“I particularly like how the album is not just a showcase for two great artists whose parts add up to something greater, but it also works as a beautiful, easy lesson in the evolution of emotional language in music from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.”
Musical Toronto (Canada)

“‘Duo’ heißt dieses Album. Zu Recht. Ihr Spiel und auch ihr Zusammenspiel sind über jeden Zweifel erhaben.”
Fono Forum (Germany)

“Gabetta-Grimaud: un duo avec deux G comme ‘génial’.”
Le Monde (France)