Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

Norfolk alumni and faculty nominated for GRAMMY Awards

norfolk 2023 alumni grammy

Many congratulations to the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival alums, artists, and faculty who recently received GRAMMY nominations! The 65th GRAMMY Awards will take place on Feb. 5, 2023.

Best Contemporary Classical Composition:

Composer Andy Akiho ’11MM (NCMF ’10) was nominated for a recording of Ligneous Suite. The piece was recorded by percussionist Ian Rosenbaum ’10MM ’11AD and the Dover Quartet. Ligneous (2010) was commissioned by the Norfolk Festival through the John and Astrid Baumgardner Fellowship and premiered by Candy Chiu and the Osiris Quartet at Norfolk during the 2010 season.

Composer Kevin Puts ’99MM (NCMF ’95) was nominated for Contact. The piece was recorded by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Xian Zhang.

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:

The Attacca Quartet (NCMF ’07, ’11), which includes violinist Dominic Salerni ’11MM, was nominated for a recording of Caroline Shaw’s (’07MM) Evergreen. Shaw was a Festival artist in 2019.

The Dover Quartet, an ensemble that served as Festival faculty in summer 2022, was nominated for its recording Beethoven: Complete String Quartets, Volume 2—The Middle Quartets.

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