Congratulations to violinist James Ehnes, who won two Grammys Sunday in the 61st Annual Grammy Awards: Best Classical Instrument Solo for his recording of the Violin Concerto by Aaron Jay Kernis, and also Best Contemporary Classical Composition for the same album. The Kronos Quartet also won the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for its collaboration with Laurie Anderson, "Landfall."
Aaron Jay Kernis’ Violin Concerto was jointly commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The Seattle Symphony, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, gave its U.S. premiere with violinist James Ehnes in March 2017 at Benaroya Hall.
Here is a list of those albums with links and details:
Best Classical Instrument Solo and Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
BELOW: James Ehnes plays excerpts from the Violin Concerto by Aaron Jay Kernis.
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