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2014 Grammy Nominees Announced – including Kavakos, Josefowicz, Kopatchinskaja and Gabetta

The nominees for the 2014 56th Annual Grammy Awards have today been announced.

This year's nominees include violinists Leonidas Kavakos, Leila Josefowicz and Patricia Kopatchinskaja, cellist Sol Gabetta, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, composers John Williams and Arvo Pärt - and conductors Alan Gilbert, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Neeme Jarvi, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle and Osmo Vanska.

The ceremony will be held on January 26th at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance – 'Beethoven Violin Sonatas' – recorded by Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace, 'Cage: The 10,000 Things' – recorded by Vicki Ray, William Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters, 'Duo' – recorded by Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta, 'Roomful of Teeth' – recorded by Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth and 'Times Go By Turns' – recorded by New York Polyphony

Best Classical Instrumental Solo - 'Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti' – performed by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, conductor Peter Eötvös and the Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, 'Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra' – performed by Evelyn Glennie, conductor David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony, 'The Edge of Light' – performed by Gloria Cheng and the Calder Quaret, 'Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2' – performed by Yefim Bronfman, conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, 'Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx' – performed by Leila Josefowicz, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and 'Schubert: Piano Sonatas' – performed by Maria João Pires

Best Orchestral Performance – 'Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1' – presented by Neeme Jarvi and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, 'Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 1' – presented by Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 'Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva' – presented by Claudio Abbado and the Orchestra Mozart, 'Sibelius: Symphonies No. 1 & 4' – presented by Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra and 'Stravinsky: Le Scare Du Printemps' – presented by Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmonica

Producer of the Year, Classical – Manfred Eicher, David Frost, Marina A Ledin/Victor Ledin, James Mallinson and Jay David Saks

Best Engineered Album, Classical – 'Hymn To The Virgin' – engineered by Morten Lindberg, 'La Voie Triomphale' – engineered by Morten Lindberg, 'Roomful Of Teeth' – engineered by Mark Donahue & Jesse Lewis, 'Vinci: Artaserse' – engineered by Hans-Martin Renz, Wolfgang Rixius & Ulrich Ruscher and 'Winter Morning Walks' – engineered by David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - 'Argo' – composed by Alexandre Desplat, 'The Great Gatsby' – composed by Craig Armstrong, 'Life of Pi' – composed by Mychael Danna, 'Lincoln' – composed by John Williams, 'Skyfall' – compposed by Thomas Newman and 'Zero Dark Thirty' – also composed by Alexandre Desplat.

Best Instrumental Composition – 'Bound Away – composed by Chuck Owen, 'California Pictures From String Quartet' – composed by Gordon Goodwin for the Quartet San Francisco, ' Koko On The Boulevard' – composed by Scott Healy, 'Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra' – composed by Clare Fischer and 'String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts' – composed by Vince Mendoza also for the Quartet San Francisco.

Best Instrumental Arrangement – 'Invitation' – arranged by Kim Richmond, 'On Green Dolphin Streeet ' arranged by Gordon Goodwin, 'Side Hikes – A Ridge Away' – arranged by Chuck Owen, 'Skylark' – arranged by Nan Schwartz and 'Wild Beauty ' - arranged by Gil Goldstein.

Best Classical Compendium - 'Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik' – conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, 'Holmboe: Concertos' – conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk and 'Tabakova: String Paths' – conducted by Maxim Rysanov.

Best Contempory Classical Composition - 'Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2' – composed by Magnus Lindberg, 'Pärt, Arvo: Adam's Lament' – composed by Arvo Pärt, 'Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto' – composed by Esa-Pekka Salonen, 'Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks' – composed by Maria Schneider and 'Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices' – composed by Caroline Shaw.

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