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Curtis Alumni and Faculty Among 2022 Grammy Nominees

Imani Winds, Jennifer Koh, Johnathan McCullough, J'Nai Bridges, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin are among this year's nominees.

Grammy awardThe nominees for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards were announced on November 23. Among those honored are several celebrated faculty and alumni of Curtis who are in the front rank of musicians worldwide.

Jennifer Koh (Violin '02) is nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for her album Alone Together, based on her online performance series of the same name created in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Faculty wind quintet Imani Winds is nominated for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for the album Bruits, part of the group's ongoing quest to bring diverse viewpoints to the classical music world.

Alumna J'Nai Bridges (Opera '12) is among those nominated for Best Opera Recording for Philip Glass's Akhnaten with the Metropolitan Opera.

Alumnus Johnathan McCullough (Voice '14, Opera '17) is nominated for Best Opera Recording for his work on David T. Little's Soldier Songs with Opera Philadelphia.

Mentor conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin received nominations for Best Orchestral Performance (for Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra), Best Opera Recording (for Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites with the Metropolitan Opera), and Best Classical Solo Vocal Album (for Schubert: Winterreise with Joyce DiDonato).

A number of Curtis alumni are also members of the ensembles nominated across many categories.

The 2022 GRAMMY Awards ceremony takes place on Monday, January 31.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!




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