Leila Josefowicz, Christian Tetzlaff and Gil Shaham nominated for 2017 Grammys

December 6, 2016, 10:21 AM · Congratulations to violinists Leila Josefowicz, Christian Tetzlaff and Gil Shaham, who are among the classical musicians nominated for 2017 Grammys!

Nominees were announced Tuesday morning by the Recording Academy. Here is a complete list of nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

2017 Grammy nominees
2017 Grammy nominees Gil Shaham, Leila Josefowicz and Christian Tetzlaff.

All three were nominated in the "Best classical instrumental solo" category, for the following recordings:

Of the 84 categories, there are eight designated for Classical Music. To see specifically the classical nominees, click here. Nominees were chosen from more than 22,000 submissions, selected by The Recording Academy's voting membership, who represent various genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers. The Recording Academy will present the 59th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, broadcast on CBS.

Also announced last week were the 10 finalists in the Grammy 2017 Music Educator Awards. They include: Erica Breitbarth, David Dehner, Jose Diaz, Keith Hancock, Elizabeth Hankins, Keith Hart Sr., Henry Miller, Richard Nickerson, Ulli Reiner and Nicole Thompson. The 2017 honoree will be flown to Los Angeles and recognized during Grammy week in February 2017. The recipient will also receive a $10,000 honorarium, and the nine finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium. Schools of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants. (Here is more about those awards.)

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