Richard O'Neill; Pacifica Quartet; LA Phil Win 2021 Grammy Awards

March 14, 2021, 5:20 PM · Congratulations to violist Richard O'Neill, the Pacific Quartet, the LA Phil and all winners of 2021 Grammy Awards, which were announced on Sunday.

2021 Grammy Winners
L-R: LA Phil conductor Gustavo Dudamel; the Pacifica Quartet; violist Richard O'Neill.

O'Neill won in the "Best Classical Instrumental Solo" for "Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra," his recording of viola works by Christopher Theofanidis with the Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller conducting. The Pacifica Quartet won in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for its "Contemporary Voices" album. And the "Best Orchestral Performance" Grammy went to the Los Angeles Philharmonic for its recording of “Ives: Complete Symphonies," with Gustavo Dudamel conducting.

The LA Phil recording of Ives' four symphonies was recorded for Deutsche Grammophon during concert performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in February 2020, just weeks before the world went into Covid-19 lockdown. "This recording was made during some of the final performances before the pandemic shutdown, and so we all have such powerful, poignant memories around it," Gustavo Dudamel said. "We are honored to have it receive this award and recognition, and we look forward to the day when we can all make music together again safely."

Here are links to the winning albums:

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

Contemporary Voices
Pacifica Quartet

Charles Ives: Complete Symphonies
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel conducting

Click here for a full list of 2021 Grammy Awards.

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March 15, 2021 at 02:58 AM · Congratulations to the winners!

March 17, 2021 at 06:09 PM · Very happy for Richard O'Neill. Congratulations, Richard!

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