The BBC Music Magazine has unveiled the finalists for the 2015 BBC Music Magazine Awards, chosen from the over 1200 albums reviewed by the magazine in 2014.

Mikhail Pletnev’s incomparable piano solo CD Pletnev in Person is among the nominees in the instrumental category. Congratulations to Mikhail Pletnev.

The awards jury said: »This is no standard recital from Mikhail Pletnev. The Russian pianist is caught here warming-up, as it were, playing pieces through and trying out the piano in preparation for recording sessions. The results are extraordinary, as Pletnev brings a highly personal approach to unofficial performances that are now released with his authorisation.«

The BBC Music Magazine Awards are audience awards, so please cast your vote here. You have to vote in all categories. Voting closes on February 28, 2015.

The awarding ceremony will take place April 7, 2015 at Kings Place in London.

Pletnev in Person

Composers: J.S. Bach/F. Busoni · L. v. Beethoven · F. Chopin/F. Liszt · F. Schubert · P.I. Tchaikovsky
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev

2013 Onyx
1CD |D|D|D| ONYX4110
Int. Release Date: 10/2013
2014 — BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Choice (January)
2014 — Gramophone Choice (January)