Remy Ballot was awarded the ‘Record of the Year’ Award of the prestigious American Bruckner Society for his live recording of the First Symphony (Vienna Edition) as part of his Bruckner Cycle at the St Florianer Brucknertage for Gramola.

The Jury consists of leading Bruckner Experts who also contribute to the Bruckner Edition published by the Musikwissenschaftliche Verlag in Vienna, so it’s not just any ‘best of’ list.

Previous winners include Jakub Hrusa, Christian Thielemann, Manfred Honeck and Herbert Blomstedt, or also the complete Bruckner Box by Deutsche Grammophon, which has of course multiple conductors. The list of historic recordings features Bernard Haitink, Eugen Jochum and Hans Rosbaud.