“It’s time to unveil the fashions of 2015 that caught our attention and the dazzling classical stars who wore them,” writes Alanna Hildt at the website of Canadian broadcaster CBC. “The honorees we chose this year dress predominantly in black, albeit of varying shades, textures and silhouettes.… Admittedly, our annual best-dressed list may not be the most renowned, but will any other take you travelling from Iceland to Italy? Or recognize instrumentalists and singers, regardless of sex, with a nod to gender fluidity? We feature one opera star who lives in a castle and another who went to the ball.” The article features a photo gallery of each of the ten musicians: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain; Sugar Vendil, pianist and artistic director of Nouveau Classical Project, a New York-based contemporary classical ensemble; pianists Víkingur Ólafsson and Yuja Wang; violinist Anne Akiko Meyers; clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer; sopranos Danielle de Niese and Aida Garifullina; organist Cameron Carpenter; and tenor Juan Diego Flórez.
Posted December 9, 2015