Emma Kirkby wins Lifetime Achievement Gramophone Award

17 October 2019

In Dame Emma Kirkby's 70th year, she has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2019 for her outstanding contribution to music-making in her career. She celebrated her birthday earlier this year with a delightful concert at Wigmore Hall.

Gramophone says:

Not many singers are revolutionaries; not many can be said to have radically changed the sound of music in our time. But that is the lifetime achievement of Emma Kirkby: through her totally distinctive voice, focused artistry and supremely intelligent music-making she has transformed our experience of a repertory of great music. She has been one of the most powerful forces in the early music revival across nearly 50 years, and thus a key part of one of the most important and influential movements in today’s musical world.

Congratulations to Emma, and you can read more about the special award here.


Photo credit: Tom Askew-Miller

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