Anne Sofie von Otter wins Grammy for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Having previously received many Grammy nominations and the Grammy Award for ‘Best Classical Vocal Performance’ in 2004 for a disc of Schubert Lieder with Thomas Quasthoff, Claudio Abbado and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, this win stands out for being von Otter's first Grammy for a solo vocal performance.
Since its release in October 2013, the acclaimed album has become one of Naïve’s best-selling titles with Gramophone noting, “All listeners, whichever direction they are coming from, should expect a voyage of discovery...Only a singer with von Otter's near-native grasp of the French language and style could bring this off...Against the odds, this two-CD set is a double pleasure”.
Anne Sofie von Otter continues to tour this critically acclaimed and popular programme having recently concluded a second recital tour of Europe with further performances planned in Aix-en-Provence and in Berlin.
Another HarrisonParrott artist who featured amongst the awards this year was John Adams - St. Louis Symphony conducted by David Robertson won ‘Best Orchestral Performance’ for their recording of Adams’ City Noir on Nonesuch Records.