Enormous congratulations to lutenist Elizabeth Kenny whose recording of Dowland's Lachrimae, or Seven Teares for Linn has won the Gramophone Classical Music Award 2017 in the Early Music category.
Performing alongside Phantasm, the album explores Dowland's seven pavans for five-part viol consort with lute, as explained in this short video from Linn. Reviewing the album in Gramophone, Lindsay Kemp comments: "Phantasm’s performances are totally convincing and absorbing. Drawing richly on their depth, intensity and homogeneity of tone, their acuity to the music’s ever-active emotional flux leaves them unafraid to use forceful gestures of articulation and dynamics to make a point". You can read the full review here.
The awards ceremony will take place in London on 13th September and it will be live-streamed by medici.tv. To find out more please click here.