DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON WINS TWO GRAMMY AWARDS
HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR’S MUSIC FOR CHERNOBYL NAMED BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AWARDED BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE FOR ANDREW NORMAN’S SUSTAIN
27 JANUARY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - The 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony took place yesterday (26 January 2020) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Deutsche Grammophon artists Hildur Guðnadóttir and Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic won the Grammys for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Chernobyl) and Best Orchestral Performance (Sustain by Andrew Norman) respectively. Their success underlines DG’s enduring commitment to artistic quality, innovation, diversity and the international development of classical music.
The Grammy, which recognises both artistic and technical achievement, is the recording industry’s most prestigious award. As well as winning in two categories this year, Deutsche Grammophon received several other nominations: Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, for John Williams’ Hedwig’s Theme; Best Orchestral Performance, for Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s recording of Weinberg’s Symphonies Nos.2 and 21; Best Opera Recording, for Christian Thielemann’s Lohengrin; Best Classical Instrumental Solo, for Yuja Wang’s Berlin Recital; and Best Contemporary Classical Composition, for Andrew Norman’s Sustain.
The Yellow Label was also represented at the ceremony by star pianist Lang Lang, who was part of a stunning performance of “I Sing the Body Electric” from Fame, featuring choreography by Debbie Allen. Lang Lang performed alongside Jack Antonoff, Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr and John Legend, and other big-name artists including Cyndi Lauper and Joshua Bell, all of whom were invited by retiring producer Ken Ehrlich to be part of his farewell Grammy ceremony show.
“I’m delighted for Hildur, Gustavo, Andrew and the LA Phil,” comments Dr Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon. “It’s very heartening to receive this kind of recognition for the work we are able to do with them – and with all of our nominees and artists. The Yellow Label’s historic reputation for excellence has always been matched by its determination to discover extraordinary young artists, be home to the icons of classical music and support the creation of new music. I believe our success at this year’s Grammys reflects the strength of our values today. Among those values is diversity, and in this respect we are especially proud to support Hildur and Mirga in achieving equal recognition and visibility for their amazing work in composing and conducting. My sincerest thanks go to all our artists and of course to the entire DG team.”