Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich is nominated for Gramophone’s 2021 Orchestra of the Year Award – the only Gramophone Award decided on by public vote. The nomination comes as a result of impressing the Gramophone Editor and reviewers with the launch of its Tchaikovsky Symphony cycle with Paavo Järvi.

Voting opens at noon on Thursday, July 1 and remains live until 8am (BST) on Monday, September 13. Votes can be cast on Gramophone’s website – The Orchestra of the Year will be revealed on October 5 at the 2021 Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

Gramophone has created 11 Apple Music playlists in lossless audio – one for each ensemble, as well as a dynamic playlist that will be updated throughout the summer, exclusively available to listen to on Apple Music. Listen HERE. Gramophone will also be posting two podcasts focused on the ten orchestras nominated, adding to its podcast library which recently passed the 500,000 download milestone.