James Ehnes Wins 2016 Juno Award for Franck and Strauss Sonatas Album

April 3, 2016, 2:16 PM · Congratulations to Canadian violinist James Ehnes for winning a 2016 Juno Award for his recording, Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas recorded with pianist Andrew Armstrong on the Onyx label.

James Ehnes 2016 Juno

The album won in the category "Classical Album of the Year, Solo or Chamber Ensemble." Ehnes and Armstrong were among 35 award winners announced on Saturday in Calgary at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Six more winners in other categories will be announced on a televised broadcast tonight of the 45th Annual Juno Awards from The Scotiabank Saddledome, with pre-shows to be livestreamed on JunoAwards.caand the show itself on CTV Toronto.

This is James Ehnes' 11th Juno Award; he has also won a GRAMMY and a Gramophone. His discography includes more than 40 recordings, some of his latest including Vivaldi: Four Seasons; Tartini: Devil's Trill; Leclair: Tambourin (2015), Khachaturian and Shostakovich (2014); Mendelssohn: Concerto and Octet (2010) and Paganini: Caprices (2009).

Ehnes plays the 1715 "Marsick" Stradivarius and lives in Bradenton, Fla. with his family.

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