2021 Grammy Nominees Announced

Congratulations to the 2021 Grammy nominees: David Robertson, Sir Donald Runnicles, JoAnn Falletta, Brooklyn Rider, Daniil Trifonov with The Philadelphia Orchestra, David Alan Miller, Nicholas Phan, Julian Wachner, Arthur Woodley, and Giancarlo Guerrero.

Best Opera Recording

GERSHWIN: PORGY AND BESS
 David Robertson, conductor; Angel Blue & Eric Owens, Arthur Woodley; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

ZEMLINSKY: DER ZWERG 
Donald Runnicles, conductor; David Butt Philip & Elena Tsallagova; Peter Ghirardini & Erwin Stürzer, producers (Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin)

Best Choral Performance
 (Also nominated for Best Engineered Album)
Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshuah  JoAnn Falletta, conductor; James K. Bass & Adam Luebke, chorus masters (James K. Bass, J’Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann & Matthew Worth; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus & UCLA Chamber Singers)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Healing Modes
 Brooklyn Rider

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Destination Rachmaninov – Arrival Daniil Trifonov; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)

Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Clairières – Songs by Lili & Nadia Boulanger
 Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist

Best Classical Compendium

Woolf, L.P.: Fire and Flood Matt Haimovitz; Julian Wachner, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshuah
 Richard Danielpour, composer (JoAnn Falletta, James K. Bass, Adam Luebke, UCLA Chamber Singers, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus)

Rouse: Symphony No. 5  Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

Visit Grammy.com for the complete list of nominees.