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Did you watch the Grammy Awards Sunday  night? Broadcast from the Los Angeles’ Staples Center, nice to see so many Canadian artists represented and so many women! Unfortunately, classical and jazz, as per usual, were relegated to off air. Not to worry though, we've got you covered!

This year six Canadian artists and groups were nominated over the 10 classical music categories, but it was Brandon native James Ehnes who took home an award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category for the Kernis: Violin Concerto. The album’s namesake composition also won for Best  Classical Composition, making it a double win for Ehnes.

The full list of winners in the classical field are:

Best Orchestral Performance:
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 — Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)


Best Opera Recording
Bates: The (R)Evolution Of Steve Jobs — Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edwards Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)


Best Choral Performance
“McLoskey: Zealot Canticles,” Donald Nally, conductor


Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Anderson, Laurie: Landfall — Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet


Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Kernis: Violin Concerto — James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)


Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Songs Of Orpheus — Monteverdi, Caccini, D’india & Landi — Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensembles


Best Classical Compendium
Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush — JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer


Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Kernis: Violin Concerto — Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)


Best Engineered Album, Classical
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 — Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra)


Producer Of The Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh

In the jazz categories . . . 

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Don’t Fence Me In 

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Window Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Emanon, The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom, John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists

Best Latin Jazz Album
Back to the Sunset, Dafnis Prieto Big Band

Some other winners of interest . . .

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Black Panther, Ludwig Göransson, composer

Best Musical Theater Album
The Band’s Visit

Best Instrumental Composition
Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil), Terence Blanchard

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Stars and Stripes Forever, John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Faith — A Journey for All, Jimmy Carter

Best World Music Album
Freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir

Best Historical Album
Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, Various Artists

 

Congratulations to all the winners!