59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES!! Congratulations Harmonia Mundi, Jazz Village and San Francisco Symphony Media
Congratulations to all of our artists, producers and labels nominated for the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, announced today by The Recording Academy: Kristian Bezuidnhout, Catherine Russell, Chucho Valdés, producer Robina G. Young and engineer Brad Michel.
Congratulations to [PIAS] Classics distributed label SFS Media, maestro Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony for their recording of Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra nominated in the Best Orchestra field. The album features the composer's three largest electro-acoustic orchestral works.
Keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout is nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo category for his recording of Mozart Keyboard Music, Volumes 8 and 9 completing his full traversal of Mozart's works for keyboard on harmonia mundi. This is Bezuidenhout's third nomination and comes on the heels of his new appointment as Artistic Director of the Freiburger Baroque Orchestra starting in the 2017/18 season.
GRAMMY® Award-winner Craig Hella Johnson's Considering Matthew Shepard is nominated for Best Surround Sound. The powerful three-part oratorio composed by Johnson and performed by Conspirare was recorded and mastered by Brad Michel and produced by Robina G. Young.
Jazz Village is honored with two major nominations: pianist, bandleader and Irakere founder Chucho Valdéz is up for Best Latin Jazz album for Tribute to Irakere - Live at Marciac and GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell is nominated for Best Jazz Vocal album for Harlem On My Mind, named by National Public Radio as one of its Top 50 Jazz Albums of 2016.
And multi-GRAMMY® nominee Robina G. Young is nominated for Producer of the Year Classical for the following productions:
Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard (Craig Hella Johnson & Conspirare)
Lutosławski: Concerto For Orchestra; Brahms: Piano Quartet (Miguel Harth-Bedoya & Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra)
Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vols. 8 & 9 (Kristian Bezuidenhout)
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 (Vadym Kholodenko, Miguel Harth-Bedoya & Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra)
A Wondrous Mystery - Renaissance Choral Music For Christmas (Stile Antico)
The 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will take place Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.