Sir Charles and the SCO triumph at the Classical BRITs!

Caroline Dooley, Sir Charles Mackerras and Philip Hobbs at the Classical BRIT Awards 2009Linn Records is thrilled to announce that Sir Charles Mackerras has won the Critics' Award at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards for his recording of ‘Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Whilst both Linn Records and the SCO celebrate their first nomination and win, the Classical BRIT Awards celebrate their 10th year.

The Critics' Award, which was decided by a panel of distinguished media figures, was presented to Sir Charles by Classic FM's David Mellor. ‘Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' beat competition from Paul Lewis' ‘Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol.4' and Gerald Finley and Julius Drake's ‘Schumann: Dichterliebe & Other Heine Settings'. Sir Charles Mackerras, who is pictured with Linn Records' Caroline Dooley and Philip Hobbs, was also nominated in the Male Artist of the Year category.

As an independent record label this recognition is extremely valuable to Linn Records. Linn Records offers music lovers the ultimate musical experience: perfect sound and beautiful packaging combined with award-winning performances. The greatest care goes into the sound reproduction to recreate the live music experience in the comfort of your own home. In addition, Linn Records' award-winning website offers customers a flexible approach to purchasing music, offering increasingly popular high resolution downloads in addition to traditional physical formats.

Linn Records has maintained a position at the forefront of new technologies; the recent release ‘Beethoven Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5' by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras and Artur Pizarro is our first release to be recorded at 192 kHz.

Sir Charles and the Orchestra will return to the recording studio in July 2009 to record a second volume of Mozart Symphonies, featuring Symphonies 29, 31, 32 ‘Paris', 35 ‘Haffner' and 36 ‘Linz'.