Announced 13 May 2014
Donated by The Stradivari Trust
Patricia Kopatchinskaja is not only one of the most imaginative violinists around today, she is also a musician capable of galvanising colleagues and mesmerising audiences. Whether she is digging into the dark emotions of 20th-century masterpieces or championing new works she is as irresistible as a force of nature: passionate, challenging and totally original in her approach.
Other Shortlisted Nominations in this Category
John Gilhooly (chair)