2013: Instrumentalist

Announced 13 May 2014
Donated by The Stradivari Trust

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

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

Mahan Esfahani
Nikolai Lugansky

Instrumentalist Jury

John Gilhooly (chair)
Jeremy Hayes
Paul Keene
Anna Kenyon
Richard Morrison
 

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