Nicola Benedetti, Joyce DiDonato, Jennifer Higdon and Gustavo Dudamel are amongst the winners in the classical categories at the 62nd Grammy Awards, announced at a ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.
Nicola Benedetti. Photo © Simon Fowler
Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic took out Best Orchestral Performance for their recording of Andrew Norman’s Sustain, beating out Manfred Honeck’s Bruckner, Leonard Slatkin’s Copland, Louis Langrée’s recording of Gershwin, Varèse and Stravinsky, and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s Weinberg.
Violinist Nicola Benedetti won Best Classical Instrumental Solo for her performance of Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto and Fiddle Dance Suitewith Cristian Măcelaru and the Philadelphia Orchestra, in a category alongside Yuja Wang’s The Berlin Recital, Yolanda Kondonassis’s recording of Jennifer Higdon’s Harp Concerto, Jan Kraybill’s The Orchestral Organand Tessa Lark’s performance of Michael Torke’s violin concerto Sky.
Best Opera Recording went to Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, in a recording conducted by Gil Rose with soloists John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River and Edwin Vega and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston Children’s Chorus. Also in the running were George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love...