Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard is honoured with the 2021 Opus Klassik Award for Concerto Recording of the Year (Cello) for Elgar, Vaughan Williams: Cello Concertos, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and soloist Dai Miyata.

Critic Koki Yazawa writes of the Denon release, “Dai Miyata and Dausgaard’s realization… can no doubt be described as one of the most impressive performances in the new era, in which the ‘nobleness’ that could only be attained from the precise interpretation of the score and the profound expression of emotions coexist in one piece with an overwhelmingly eloquent power.”

Germany’s most prestigious classical music recording honour, the Opus Klassik awards are presented by the Der Verein zur Förderung der Klassischen Musik e.V (The Association for the Promotion of Classical Music). The winners will receive their prizes at the awards gala held on 10 October at Konzerthaus Berlin.