Guitar duo the Grigoryan Brothers have won the award for Best Independent Classical Album at this year’s AIR Awards, presented by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association, for their chart-topping Bach Concertosalbum on ABC Classic. The Award was presented last night at the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide.

Grigoryan Brothers Leonard and Slava Grigoryan

The album, recorded with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Benjamin Northey, features concertos by JS Bach in arrangements for two guitars by the brothers’ father, Edward Grigoryan. It has been a critical and popular success, receiving a four and a half star review from Limelight. The win follows the brothers’ AIR Awards nomination last year for Songs Without Words , and Slava Grigoryan’s nomination for his Bach Cello Suites Volume II , and his win the year before for Bach Cello Suites Vol I . Last year’s Best Independent Classical Album went to the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s collaboration with Jonny Greenwood, Water/Night Music , also on the ABC Classic label.

“This is very exciting to win this award,” said Leonard Grigoryan. “This...

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