Seattle Symphony’s recording of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Violin Concerto, performed by violinist James Ehnes and conducted by Ludovic Morlot, has won two Grammy Awards in the classical category at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. The Violin Concerto, which was commissioned and given its US premiere by the Seattle Symphony, received Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Classical Instrumental Solo and Best Contemporary Classical Composition. Congratulations to all!
“Congratulations to Ludovic Morlot, James Ehnes and Aaron Jay Kernis for this exceptional new Violin Concerto, which was enthusiastically received from the first moment our audiences heard it in Benaroya Hall,” commented Seattle Symphony President & CEO Krishna Thiagarajan. “Congratulations also to our musicians and our recording engineer Dmitriy Lipay for this immaculate recording. Commissioning new music is one of the most important things we do, and it’s incredibly heartening to see the excitement about this new concerto extend to a Grammy win.”
Since its launch in 2014, Seattle Symphony Media recordings have garnered five Grammy Awards, 26 Grammy nominations, and two Emmy Awards. Under the direction of Music Director Ludovic Morlot, the in-house record label features both core repertoire and the eclectic and contemporary programming for which the Seattle Symphony has become recognised.
Ludovic and the Seattle Symphony’s most recent recording, with tenor Ian Bostridge, was released in January 2019.
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