The Beehive did a story on classical pianist Brother Hando Nahkur in December.
This talented Brother has just received notice that he has been awarded the record of the year in Germany for his CD DeusExClavier.
Here is his press release:
Hando Nahkur and his second CD “DeusExClavier” (released in 2010 by ERP – Estonian Record Productions) receives international recognition!
Hando Nahkur’s second CD “DeusExClavier” reaches the Top Music Charts in Europe and wins “THE RECORD OF THE YEAR – Die Platten des Jahres ” title by “ZEIT-ONLINE” in Germany:
In the end of 2010, “ZEIT-ONLINE” (one of the most important websites in Germany) announced “DeusExClavier” as “The Record of The Year – Die Platten des Jahres” in Germany. Three new CD releases of 2010 from all over the world were selected to receive the title and “DeusExClavier” was one of them. It is remarkable that Hando Nahkur’s “DeusExCalvier” was the only piano music CD to win the recognition amongst P.Vasks’ String Quartets and M.Reger’s Choir Works.
ZEIT-ONLINE: “Hando Nahkur is one of the greatest new surprises of the classical music scene… With this CD he established himself amongst the greatest pianists..”
Here is the link where “DeusExCalvier” was announced as “THE RECORD OF THE YEAR”:
“DeusExClavier” receives an outstanding review from ”PIANONews” (one of the most popular Classical Music Journals in Germany).
Performance: 6/6, Sound 6/6, Choice of Repertoire 5/6
Hando Nahkur and his second CD “DeusExClavier” are a marvelous discovery! …The “official” culmination of the record is Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes op. 13.
Nahkur’s interpretation rightfully holds its own even against the legendary versions by Wilhelm Kempff or Martha Argerich.
We will—hopefully—hear very much more from this talented pianist.
Please join the Behive in congratulating this talented young Freemason. You can contact Nahkur on his website: www.handonahkur.com