The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has announced the nominees for the 2021 AIR Awards. Among 80 nominees across 16 categories are five nominees for Best Independent Classical Album or EP.

The classical nominees are Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi for their debut album Alchemy, Ensemble Offspring for the album Songbirds, Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra for the recordings of Brahms’ two final symphonies (Symphony No 3 & 4) at Melbourne Arts Center’s Hamer Hall and Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Jayson Gillham and the Australian Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Beethoven’s five piano concertis (recorded at Elder Hall in Adelaide), and Joseph and James Tawadros and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 collaboration.

Read about all the nominees through Limelight HERE