Francisco Coll’s disc Plaisirs Illuminés (Alpha Classics, 2021) has won the concerto prize at the 2022 BBC Music Magazine Awards. The recording features Coll’s double concerto for violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and cellist Sol Gabetta Les Plaisirs Illuminés, as well as works by Alberto Ginastera and Sándor Veress, with Coll himself conducting the Camerata Bern.
The BBC Music Magazine award is Coll’s latest plaudit who also won two ICMA awards this year. One was for another collaboration with Patricia Kopatchinskaja in the Contemporary Music category – the Pentatone recording of his 2019 Violin Concerto, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno. The other was the Orchestra Award, granted by the Luxembourg Philharmonic.
Coll conducted the OPL in his orchestral piece Aqua Cinerea at the ICMA gala on 22 April – the performance is available to watch online here.
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