FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2014) - Naxos and three of its distributed labels won awards at the 56th annual GRAMMY® Awards ceremony at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Best Classical Instrumental Solo was won for the Naxos recording of John Corigliano's Conjurer - Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra, with solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie and the Albany Symphony conducted by David Alan Miller.
The Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä won Best Orchestral Performance, for their BIS recording of Sibelius Symphonies 1 & 4. This CD confirms this orchestra's position among the North American elite ensembles.
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance was won by the New Amsterdam Records CD Roomful of Teeth. Roomful of Teeth's performance in the GRAMMY® pre-telecast was one of the musical highlights of the ceremony.
Finally, Best Classical Compendium was won by the Ondine recording of the Hindemith works Violinkonzert, Symphonic Metamorphosis and Konzertmusik. This CD features conductor Christoph Eschenbach and violin soloist Midori.
Jeff Van Driel, CEO of Naxos of America (www.naxosusa.com), commented from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles: it is clear from both the performances and awards at the 56th GRAMMY® Awards that classical and jazz are thriving in today's challenging musical world. Naxos is proud to work alongside so many talented artists, engineers and record labels. My congratulations to this year's nominees and winners, we look forward to more great recordings and GRAMMY® success.
For a full list of the winning artists from the Naxos of America distribution family, please visit http://pitch.pe/1fgwg9Z.
Naxos of America is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 50,000 titles on CD and DVD to traditional brick and mortar retail, and offers a comprehensive suite of services for consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 50,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide. Naxos of America 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 400 distributed labels.