- Musician of the Year, Yo-Yo Ma
- Composer of the Year, Christopher Rouse
- Conductor of the Year, Marin Alsop
- Vocalist of the Year, Stephanie Blythe
- Ensemble of the Year, Pacifica Quartet
The release also included a list of all Musicians of the Year. The 1994 award went to Christa Ludwig; a great singer, indeed, but that year was nearly the end of her long career. I doubt there was any specific achievement that earned her the award.