Black Violin, Augustin Hadelich, Richard O'Neill nominated for 2021 Grammys

November 25, 2020, 10:24 AM · Congratulations to violinist Augustin Hadelich, violist Richard O'Neill, the group Black Violin, as well as all the nominees announced Tuesday for the Recording Academy's 63nd Grammy Awards, which will take place January 31.

Grammy nominees 2021

The Florida-based classical/hip-hop group Black Violin, featuring violinist Kevin Sylvester and violist Wilner Baptiste (who go by Kev Marcus and Wil B), was nominated in the category of "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album" for its recording "Take the Stairs."

Violinist Augustin Hadelich and violist Richard O'Neill were nominated in the category of "Best Classical Instrumental Solo." Hadelich was nominated for "Bohemian Tales," his recording of Janácek’s Violin Sonata, Josef Suk’s Four Pieces, and Dvorák’s Humoresque with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Jakub Hruša. O'Neill was nominated for "Theofanidis: Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra," his recording of viola works by Christopher Theofanidis with the Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller conducting.

A number of string ensembles were nominated for "Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, including the Pacific Quartet for "Contemporary Voices"; Brooklyn Rider for "Healing Modes"; and the Dover Quartet for "The Schumann Quartets."

Cellist Matt Haimovitz was nominated in the category "Best Classical Compendium" for

Here is a list with links to those Grammy-nominated recordings:

Take the Stairs
Black Violin
Kevin Sylvester, violin
Wilner Baptiste, viola

Bohemian Tales
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jakub Hruša conducting

Theofanidis: Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
Richard O'Neill, viola
Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, conducting

Contemporary Voices
Pacifica Quartet

Healing Modes
Brooklyn Rider

The Schumann Quartets
Dover Quartet

Fire and Flood
Luna Pearl Woolf, composer
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Julian Wachner, conductor
Blanton Alspaugh, producer

Nominees were selected from more than 20,000 submissions across 83 categories, including eight classical music categories and two classical production categories. The final round of GRAMMY voting is Dec. 7, 2020 – Jan. 4, 2021. The Recording Academy will broadcast the GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 31 on CBS, with comedian Trevor Noah as host. Click here for a complete list of Grammy nominations for 2021.

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