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Grammy Awards for David Lang, Sharon Isbin, Marin Alsop

February 1, 2010
David Lang, faculty composer

David Lang, faculty composer

At last night’s ceremony, Grammy Awards went to Yale School of Music faculty composer and alumnus David Lang (DMA, Yale School of Music) and alumnae Sharon Isbin (BA, Yale College; MM, Yale School of Music) and Marin Alsop (BA, Yale College).

The Grammy for Best Small Ensemble Performance was awarded to David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion, in a Harmonia Mundi recording by Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre Of Voices, conducted by Paul Hillier.

Sharon Isbin won the prize for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra) for her CD Journey To The New World (with Joan Baez & Mark O’Connor) on Sony Classical.

The award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition was given to Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, in a recording featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.

View the complete list of classical music Grammy winners here.

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