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Curtis Alumni and Faculty Among 2020 Grammy Nominees

Robert Convery, Jennifer Higdon, Yuja Wang among those nominated for awards.


The nominees for the 2020 GRAMMY Awards were announced on November 20. Among those honored are several celebrated faculty and alumni of Curtis who are in the front rank of soloists, composers, and instrumentalists worldwide.

1988 graduate and faculty member Jennifer Higdon received a nomination for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for her Harp Concerto, performed by Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic. Ms. Kondonassis’s performance of the work was also nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

Also in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo is alumna Yuja Wang (Piano ’08) for her recording The Berlin Recital.

Works by Robert Convery (Composition ’83) are included on the GRAMMY-nominated album Voyages by Philadelphia’s The Crossing. 

Several Curtis alumni are also members of the ensembles nominated for Best Orchestral Performance.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!






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