American violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn and piano collaborator Cory Smythe have been awarded the ‘Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance’ accolade at the 2015 Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles – for their contemporary music album ‘In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores.’
The 2013 release, on the Deutsche Grammophon‘ label, featured 27 newly commissioned works for violin and piano by 27 contemporary composers – including Mason Bates, Jennifer Higdon, Lera Auerbach and Max Richter.
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HILARY HAHN | IN 27 PIECES: THE HILARY HAHN ENCORES | TRAILOR
‘It’s so rewarding that people have gotten to hear this music and acknowledged it … thanks to all who made it happen,’ the 35 year old has said in her acceptance speech.
The Grammy for ‘Best Orchestral Performance’ was awarded to composer John Adams’ album ‘City Noir’ – recorded with conductor David Robertson and the St Louis Symphony Orchestra, on the Nonesuch label.
The ‘Best Classical instrumental Solo’ Grammy award was presented to classical guitarist Jason Vieaux for his album ‘Play’ – on the Azica Records label.
The ‘Best Contemporary Classical Composition’ Grammy was awarded to composer John Luther Adams for his album ‘Becoming Ocean’ – recorded with conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony, on the Cataloupe Music label.