The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Daniil Trifonov Recording Rachmaninoff Variations Nominated for GRAMMY Award®
Yannick Nézet-Séguin also nominated for the Chamber Orchestra of Europe’s recording of Mozart’s Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail for Best Opera Recording
(Philadelphia, December 7, 2015)—The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Rachmaninoff Variations recording for Deutsche Grammophon, featuring Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and pianist Daniil Trifonov, has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award®. The Recording Academy® today announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, including a nomination for Daniil Trifonov as Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his work on the Rachmaninoff album, which has garnered critical praise since its release in August 2015, including the distinction as Gramophone magazine’s Recording of the Month for September. The Chamber Orchestra of Europe’s recording of Mozart’s Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail has been nominated for Best Opera Recording, also featuring Nézet-Séguin on the podium. These are Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s first two GRAMMY Award nominations.
“I am deeply honored to be recognized by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Awards for two albums that I am very proud of,” said Yannick Nézet-Séguin. “It is especially meaningful for me that my first-ever GRAMMY nominations are with special artistic partners: The Philadelphia Orchestra and Daniil Trifonov, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Deutsche Grammophon. Well-deserved acclaim for all!”
In a news release from the Recording Academy issued earlier today, President and CEO Neil Portnow said: “The diversity in the creative community is what makes music a universal language, and it's gratifying to see the vibrancy of today's artistic landscape reflected in this year's nominations — a testament to The Academy's voting members. Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music.”
For a complete listing of GRAMMY nominations, please visit grammy.com.
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