JAMES EHNES WINS A GRAMMY!

Date: February 12, 2019 Author: russell@festivalmontreal.org Categories: News
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BREAKING | James Ehnes & Kernis Violin Concerto Awarded Double Grammy Awards

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis, violinist James Ehnes, conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony have been awarded double Grammy accolades - for their 2017 'Kernis Violin Concerto' release

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Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Aaron Jay Kernis, violinist James Ehnes, conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony have just minutes ago been awarded double Grammy accolades, at the 2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles – for their Kernis Violin Concerto CD release on the Onyx Classics label.

The new violin concerto, premiered and recorded in 2017, was awarded the ‘Best Contemporary Classical Composition’ – plus the highly-competitive ‘Best Classical Instrumental Solo’ accolade.
 
 
“It’s a great thrill to receive this wonderful honor …” composer Aaron Jay Kernis has told The Violin Channel.
 
“James Ehnes is a truly spectacular musician and collaborator, as well as being a great human being … James took everything I threw at him with good humor and generosity, and made the knuckle-busting passages and everything else I gave him sound absolutely dazzling,” he has said.