HOCKET – Best Chamber Ensemble, Best New-Music Ensemble, plus 2 more categories:
Piano duo HOCKET is the big winner this year. Not only are pianists Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff your favorite chamber ensemble of 2019–2020, but they also take home “Best New-Music Ensemble,” “Best Discovery,” and “Best Streamed Performance Created During the Pandemic.”
Plus, Kotcheff wins solo for his performance of Frederic Rzewski’s Songs of Insurrection.
It was dueling pianists in the “Instrumental Recital” category this year, and Thomas Kotcheff edged out Yuja Wang for the win. His March performance of Frederic Rzewski’s hour-long Songs of Insurrection, presented by Piano Spheres, was up in several other categories: “Best Chamber Performance,” “Best New Music Performance.” But it takes the gold here. Relive Kotcheff’s performance, or watch it for the first time, on YouTube.