Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo

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Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Awarded forquality classic instrumental solos
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Last awarded2019
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo was first awarded during the annual Grammy Awards ceremony in 2012.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

It combines the previous categories for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) and Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra).

The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance was awarded from 1959 to 2011. From 1967 to 1971 and in 1987 the award was combined with the award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance and awarded as the Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists.

The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance was awarded from 1959 to 2011. From 1967 to 1971 and in 1987 the award was combined with the award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance and awarded as the Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists.

The restructuring of these categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards. [1]

The Grammy is awarded to the instrumental soloist(s) and to the conductor when applicable.

2010s

YearWinnerWorkNominationsRef.
2012 Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)
Christopher Lamb (with the Nashville Symphony)
Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra

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2013 Kim Kashkashian Kurtág & Ligeti: Music for Viola

[3] [4]
2014 Evelyn Glennie (soloist)
David Alan Miller (conductor)(with the Albany Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto for Percussionist & String Orchestra

[5]
2015 Jason Vieaux Play

[6]
2016 Augustin Hadelich (soloist)
Ludovic Morlot (conductor)
Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L'Arbre Des Songes
  • Joseph Moog (soloist), Nicholas Milton (conductor) for Grieg & Moszkowski: Piano Concertos
  • Kristian Bezuidenhout (soloist) for Mozart: Keyboard Music Vol. 7
  • Daniil Trifonov (soloist) for Rachmaninov Variations
  • Ursula Oppens (soloist) for Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

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2017 Zuill Bailey (soloist)
Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)
Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway

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2018 Daniil Trifonov Transcendental

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2019 James Ehnes (soloist); Ludovic Morlot (conductor)Kernis: Violin Concerto
  • Yuja Wang; Simon Rattle (conductor) for Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Christina Day Martinson; Martin Pearlman (conductor) for Biber: The Mystery Sonatas
  • Joshua Bell for Bruch: Scottish Fantasy Op. 46; Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26
  • Craig Morris for Glass: Three Pieces in the Shape of a Square

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