Two Delphian Albums have been shortlisted in the 2023 Gramophone Awards.

Our heatfelt congratulations Héloïse Werner and Red Note Ensemble who are both nominated in this year's Contemporary category.

Referred to as 'the Oscars of the classical music community', the Gramophone awards has honoured outstanding musicianship since 1977. We're delighted that Héloïse Werner's Phrases and Red Note Ensemble's account of James Dillon's Emblemata today join a long list of exceptional recordings as two of sixty-six shortlisted albums.  

Gramophone has made their special shortlist digital edition free to view here.


Héloïse Werner and friends

Luminous and daring, this celebration of Héloïse Werner’s multifaceted gifts is nourished by rich dualities. Phrases reveals Werner as both singer and composer, as an artist shaped by both her native France and her adopted UK, and as a soloist of captivating individuality who is also an intrepid collaborator.

JAMES DILLON: Tanz / haus

Red Note Ensemble

Coming almost a decade and a half after the last CDs devoted to James Dillon’s music, this twinned pairof digital releases from Delphian Records and Red Note Ensemble presents two major works written for and premiered by the ensemble in the last six years. Tanz/haus: triptych 2017 is one of Dillon’s richest recent conceptions: a 45-minute meditation on dance as a form of ‘trembling’, featuring electric guitar and – as in so much of Dillon’s recent music – a prerecorded electronic track of immense mystery and power.The work secured for Dillon his fifth Royal Philharmonic Society award – an astonishing tally, unequalled by any living composer.