The nominees for the 2020 ARIA Awards have been announced, with recorder player Alicia Crossley and pianist Jayson Gillham among those receiving nods in the Best Classical Album category, and early keyboard specialist Erin Helyard coming up twice in the nominations.

Alicia Crossley Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley

Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley’s Muse album on the Move label – on which she collaborated with the Acacia Quartet to perform music by Australian composers Lyle Chan, Anne Boyd, Chris Williams, Stephen Yates, Jessica Wells and Sally Whitwell – was nominated, while Jayson Gillham’s Beethoven Piano Concertocycle with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Carter on ABC Classic – taken from live concerts in 2019 – is also in the running.

Erin Helyard is up twice in this year’s awards, with nominations going to both his recording of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerinsong cycle with baritone David Greco (watch out for the  Limelightreview in November) and for his Beethoven and Mozart Violin Sonatasalbum with Richard Tognetti. The latter, which was Limelight‘s