OPUS KLASSIK Award Winners 2023

We congratulate the winners of this year's OPUS KLASSIK and look forward to the award ceremonies on 7 October 2023, at the Elisabeth Church Berlin and on 8 October 2023, at the Konzerthaus Berlin. The following KD SCHMID artists were awarded in 2023:

Chamber music recording

The trio was awarded for its album with ONDINE which includes Schubert's piano trios, the Notturno, the Arpeggione Sonata (with cello) and the B minor Rondo (with violin). In between the recordings, Lars Vogt received the fatal cancer diagnosis, which is directly or indirectly reflected in this album. The album is an impressive testimony to the outstanding musical quality and the special intensity of the three musicians who have been friends for many years. 

Innovation Award for Sustainability for her documentary "Suites for a Suffering World".

Tanja Tetzlaff was awarded for her latest film project, which connects Bach's famous cello suites with nature and climate change. She travelled to places in Europe where climate change has already become a reality and visibly inflicted severe wounds. Surrounded by sometimes bizarre landscapes, she played the Cello Suites Nos. 4 to 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach and contrasted them with works composed especially for her by Thorsten Encke. In addition to her concert activities, Tetzlaff has long been committed to bringing attention to climate protection in concert halls.
The trailer for the award-winning film can be seen -> here.