The 60th Annual Grammy Awards took place on Sunday night, and one of the big winners in the classical category was the viola, with two Grammys awarded for a recording of Jennifer Higdon's Viola Concerto, performed by violist Roberto Díaz. The piece was co-commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute of Music. Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja also won a Grammy for her recording of "Death and the Maiden" with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Here is a partial list of Classical Grammy winners, with a link below to find all winners.
Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Best Classical Compendium:
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Best Orchestral Performance
BELOW: Listen to the first movement of the Viola Concerto by Jennifer Higdon: Roberto Diaz, viola, with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero conducting.
Find a list of all Grammy winners and nominees in the classical category and other categories on Grammy.com.
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