Annelien Van Wauwe won OPUS KLASSIK Award in the "Rising Artist" category

Annelien Van Wauwe
We are happy to announce that Annelien Van Wauwe won this years OPUS Klassik Prize in the "Rising Star" („Nachwuchskünstlerin des Jahres”), for her "Belle Epoque" album recorded with l'Orchestre national de Lille under Alexandre Bloch for Pentatone. This year's Award Ceremony will be held in Konzerthaus Berlin.
The program of the "Belle Epoque" album is built around treasures of French turn-of-the-century music such as Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie, Pierné’s Canzonetta and Widor’s Introduction et Rondo (the latter two in arrangements by Jelle Tassyns). Belle époque also offers works that display a spiritual kinship to the age, such as Brahms’s first clarinet sonata, arranged by Luciano Berio, and a world-premiere recording of Paris-based contemporary composer Manfred Trojahn (Rhapsodie pour clarinette et orchestre). Annelien Van Wauwe, prize-winner of the ARD International Music Competition 2012, is a former BBC New Generation Artist and winner of the renowned Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2018.