Delphian wins 2014 Gramophone Award for Label of the Year!
Delphian is delighted to announce that Gramophone Magazine has awarded it the prestigious Label of the Year 2014 accolade. Owned, managed and curated by Paul Baxter, Delphian has risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most-talked-about independents in the UK. The business was launched in 2000, when two Edinburgh University graduates approached forward-thinking individuals for aid in founding a classical record label in Edinburgh. Baxter’s aim was to promote the already-rich artistic activities that take place in Scotland and in Edinburgh during its famous International Festival in August. He has since built a catalogue focused on chamber music, choral, vocal, and instrumental repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day.
The carefully curated catalogue now numbers over 150 titles, almost every one of which has been produced by Baxter himself. With a focus on chamber music, choral and organ music, keyboard works (particularly using historically important instruments), and roots/folk projects with a Scottish accent, Delphian is internationally recognized for its innovative approach to programming and its firm support for new music.
Commending Delphian on its remarkable achievements in 2014, Gramophone Editor in Chief, James Jolly writes: 'A timely focus on Scotland in a less divisive light! Imagination, courage, style and very high production values have produced a stream of magnificent recordings this year - four have received Gramophone's Editor Choice accolade. And we're delighted to salute this small label with grand designs!'