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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Richard King, recording engineer and associate professor at the Schulich School of Music nominated for 5 Grammy Awards

Montreal, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Richard King, recording engineer and associate professor of at McGill University, has been nominated for 5 different Grammy and Grammy Gratis Awards by the Academy of Recording Arts. The awards will be presented at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards to be held at the end of next month.

King has been nominated for:

  • Best Classical Album (Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) if other than the Artist):

    Bernstein: Mass

    Marin Alsop, conductor; Jubilant Sykes; Steven Epstein, producer;

    Richard King, engineer/mixer (Asher Edward Wulfman; Baltimore Symphony

    Orchestra; Morgan State University Choir & Peabody Children's Chorus)

    [Naxos]

  • Best Classical Crossover Album:

    The Melody Of Rhythm

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer

    (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)

    [E1 Music]

      Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace

      Yo-Yo Ma (Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Matt

      Brubeck, John Clayton, Paquito d'Rivera, Renée Fleming, Diana Krall,

      Alison Krauss, Natalie McMaster, Edgar Meyer, Cristina Pato, Joshua

      Redman, Jake Shimabukuro, Silk Road Ensemble, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Wu Tong, Alon Yavnai & Amelia Zirin-Brown)

      [Sony Classical]

  • Best Tropical Latin Album (Vocal or Instrumental):

    Bach In Havana

    Tiempo Libre

    [Sony Classical]

  • Best Contemporary Jazz Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks):

    Sounding Point

    Julian Lage

    [Emarcy/Decca]

  • Best Classical Vocal Performance (Award to the Vocal Soloist(s)):

    Verismo Arias

      Renée Fleming (Marco Armiliato; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano, Giuseppi Verdi; Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi)

      [Decca]

The Grammy Awards are the only peer-presented award to honour artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry without regard to album sales or chart position. The 52nd Grammy Awards will be held on January 31st, 2010, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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