Jennifer Pike wins Limelight Chamber Recording of the Year for disc of British sonatas

23 November 2020

Jennifer Pike's latest recording of violin sonatas by Elgar and Vaughan Williams, released on Chandos with recital partner Martin Roscoe, has won the 2020 Limelight Recording of the Year award in the Chamber category.

Limelight reviewer Phillip Scott wrote in his five star review of the disc: “This new recording is a must if you don’t know these great pieces...A benchmark recording of the two sonatas is that from 1978 by Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin. Yehudi had a strong affinity for this music and is highly expressive, but his intonation is neither as secure nor his tone as pure as Pike’s, while Roscoe is the more imaginative pianist”.

The disc has received wide critical acclaim as "an irresistible release" (The Strad), and has also been awarded five stars from Gramophone Magazine, BBC Music Magazine, and Music Web International. It entered the top 10 in the UK Classical Charts and Spotify's Classical New Releases, and Jennifer performed an extract from The Lark Ascending for Classic FM's National Portrait Gallery Sessions.

To find out more about the recording, click here. To watch the trailer for the disc, click here.

Read Jennifer's interview with Limelight about the award here.

Read more about the Limelight Magazine Recording of the Year awards here.

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