TORONTO--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2013) - The 2013 Juno Awards were announced last night in Regina, Saskatchewan. Three of the four classical categories were won by Naxos and its distributed labels including the first ever win for a composer in the new Naxos Canadian Classics series (http://bit.ly/ZH6hx4).
Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble, was won by Amici Chamber Ensemble for their recording Levant on the ATMA Classique label (http://bit.ly/15vduIu). In Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral; Karina Gauvin won for her CD Prima Donna, also on ATMA Classique (http://bit.ly/12xvmQd).
Classical Composition of the Year, one of Canada's most prestigious composer awards, was won by Edmonton-born composer Vivian Fung for her Violin Concerto. The recording of this piece features violinist Kristin Lee and the Metropolis Ensemble conducted by Andrew Cyr, and is available on the Naxos Canadian Classics CD Dreamscapes (http://bit.ly/PmxioO).
Rick Dunlop, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Naxos of Canada, commented: "We would like to congratulate the winning artists, composers and labels in all the classical categories. Their talent and dedication ensures that classical music in Canada is as vibrant and excellent as ever."
Naxos is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos distributes nearly 35,000 titles on CD and DVD to traditional brick and mortar retail, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 30,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide. Naxos offers marketing, e-marketing, publicity, e-publicity, physical and digital e-commerce services, licensing opportunities, streaming services, sales and customer service for all new releases and active catalog titles of Naxos Records and more than 150 distributed labels.