THE SCOOP | Yannick Nézet-Séguin Leads Canadian Nominations For 2023 Grammy Awards

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Photograph: Hans Van Der Woerd)

The nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards have been introduced, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Canadian contingent with 5 nods in 4 classes.

He’s tied with a prolific music producer, and a number of other different Canadian artists making a splash on the worldwide stage.

The Yannick Nézet-Séguin/Canadian classical music nods

Listed here are the classes, and different contenders, the place the Montréal conductor and musician is nominated.

Greatest Opera Recording

Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists, and to the Composer and Librettist (if relevant) of a world premiere Opera recording solely.

  • Aucoin: EurydiceYannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Barry Banks, Nathan Berg, Joshua Hopkins, Erin Morley & Jakub Józef Orliński; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Refrain)
  • Blanchard: Hearth Shut Up In My BonesYannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Angel Blue, Will Liverman, Latonia Moore & Walter Russell III; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Refrain)
  • Davis: X — The Life And Instances Of Malcolm X — Gil Rose, conductor; Ronnita Miller, Whitney Morrison, Victor Robertson & Davóne Tines; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Fashionable Orchestra Venture; Odyssey Opera Refrain)

Greatest Choral Efficiency

Award to the Conductor, and to the Choral Director and/or Refrain Grasp the place relevant, and to the Choral Group/Ensemble.

  • Bach: St. John Ardour — John Eliot Gardiner, conductor (English Baroque Soloists; Monteverdi Choir)
  • Born — Donald Nally, conductor (Dominic German, Maren Montalbano, Rebecca Myers & James Reese; The Crossing)
  • Verdi: Requiem — The Met Remembers 9/11Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Donald Palumbo, refrain grasp (Michelle DeYoung, Eric Owens, Ailyn Pérez & Matthew Polenzani; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Refrain)

Greatest Classical Solo Vocal Album

Award to: Vocalist(s), Collaborative Artist(s) (Ex: pianists, conductors, chamber teams) Producer(s), Recording Engineers/Mixers with higher than 50% enjoying time of latest materials.

  • Eden — Joyce DiDonato, soloist; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor (Il Pomo D’Oro)
  • How Do I Discover You — Sasha Cooke, soloist; Kirill Kuzmin, pianist
  • Okpebholo: Lord, How Come Me Right here? — Will Liverman, soloist; Paul Sánchez, pianist (J’Nai Bridges & Caen Thomason-Redus)
  • Stranger — Works For Tenor By Nico Muhly —  Nicholas Phan, soloist (Eric Jacobson; Brooklyn Rider & The Knights; Reginald Mobley)
  • Voice Of Nature — The Anthropocene — Renée Fleming, soloist; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist

Greatest Classical Compendium

Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) and Engineer(s) of over 50% enjoying time of the album, and to the Composer and Librettist (if relevant) with over 50% enjoying time of a world premiere recording solely.

  • An Adoption Story — Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley; Jeff Truthful, Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley, producers
  • Aspire — JP Jofre & Seunghee Lee; Enrico Fagone, conductor; Jonathan Allen, producer
  • A Live performance For UkraineYannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; David Frost, producer
  • The Misplaced Birds — Voces8; Barnaby Smith & Christopher Tin, conductors; Sean Patrick Flahaven & Christopher Tin, producers

Different classical Canadian connections

Below Producer of the Yr, Classical, Judith Sherman will get a nod for her work on two releases by Québécois virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin: Bach, C.P.E.: Sonatas & Rondos (Marc-André Hamelin) and Bolcom: The Full Rags (Marc-André Hamelin). She’s additionally acknowledged for her work on severla different 2022 releases.

Below Greatest Historic Album, compilation producer Robert Russ and mastering engineer Martin Kistner are nominated for The Goldberg Variations — The Full Unreleased 1981 Studio Classes, a tribute to the late, legendary Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.

Different Canadian Grammy nods

Romanian-Canadian audio engineer and mixer Serban Ghenea ties Nézet-Séguin’s 5 Grammy nominations. Amongst others, he’s up for document of the 12 months for Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Beautiful. Ghenea has beforehand received 19 Grammy Awards.

  • Toronto producer Boi-1da, aka Matthew Samuels, garnered 4 nominations, two for album of the 12 months class for Beyoncé’s Renaissance and Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Massive Steppers;
  • Drake is acknowledged in three classes, despite boycotting the Grammys for years.;
  • Michael Bublé’s Increased is nominated for conventional pop vocal album;
  • DJ and producer Kaytranada’s Intimidated that includes H.E.R., is acknowledged for dance/digital recording;
  • Bryan Adams is nominated for finest rock efficiency for his music “So Completely happy It Hurts”;
  • Arcade Hearth will get a nod for finest different music album for We;
  • Winnipeg-born mixing engineer Jesse Ray Ernster is nominated for document of the 12 months for his work on Doja Cat’s Lady;
  • Together with Ghenea, Shawn Everett from Bragg Creek, Alta, and Vancouver producer Tobias Jesso Jr. are nominated for album of the 12 months for Adele’s 30;
  • Montréal movie director Xavier Dolan and Quebec producer Nancy Grant are nominated for finest music video for Adele’s “Straightforward On Me”;
  • Montréal artist Allison Russell is nominated for finest American roots efficiency for her contributions to “Prodigal Daughter,” alongside Aoife O’Donovan.
  • Justin Bieber and his movie crew are nominated for finest music movie Grammy for his documentary Our World;
  • Additionally in the very best music movie class, Neil Younger’s A Band A Brotherhood A Barn documentary will get a nod.

The sixty fifth Grammy Awards might be hosted by Trevor Noah and broadcast Feb. 5 on Citytv and CBS from Los Angeles’ Enviornment.

Good luck to all.


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