2021 Classical Music Grammy Award Winners Announced

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards, presented this weekend, awarded ensembles and artists such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pacifica Quartet, and Michael Tilson Thomas

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The Grammy for the "Best Orchestral Performance" was awarded to conductor Gustavo Dudamel of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Charles Ives’ Complete Symphonies.

The Grammy for the "Best Opera Recording" was awarded to conductor David Robertson; performers Frederick Ballentine, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore, and Eric Owens; and producer David Frost of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus for Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. 

The Grammy for "Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance" was awarded to the Pacifica Quartet for Contemporary Voices.

The Grammy for "Best Contemporary Classical Composition" was awarded to Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 5, performed by music director Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony. 

The Grammy for "Best Classical Compendium" was awarded to mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and producer Jack Vad for Michael Tilson Thomas: From the Diary of Anne Frank & Meditations on Rilke.

The Grammy for "Best Classical Solo Vocal Album" was awarded to singers Sarah Brailey and Dashon Burton and conductor James Blachly for Ethyl Smyth's The Prison.

The Grammy for "Best Classical Instrumental Solo" was awarded to violist Richard O’Neill and conductor of the Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, for Christopher Theofanidis’ Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra.