The Cleveland Orchestra has been voted world's favorite orchestra 2013 in a global poll.
Bachtrack announced the results after a month of voting. The Cleveland Orchestra claimed the top spot with just under 12,000 votes. More than 400 orchestra from 97 countries competed in the poll.
Ross Binnie, chief marketing officer of The Cleveland Orchestra, commented: "We want to thank our fans for voting for the Cleveland Orchestra. We have 60,000 social media followers whom we invited to vote, and they clearly were engaged. We are proud to be one of the world's finest orchestras, thanks to the support of all the communities we serve."
The Cleveland Orchestra took 20.3 percent of the vote. Votes from the United States represented 44 percent of the total.
2013 Favorite Orchestra Poll Top 5
- Cleveland Orchestra
- RTÉ Concert Orchestra
- Berlin Philharmonic
- London Symphony Orchestra
- Philadelphia Orchestra
View the results on Bachtrack here.