Juno Awards The Classical Nominations

by | Feb 1, 2023 | Featured, News

The nominees for The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards were announced on January 31, 2023, by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference attended by media and industry notables inside the CBC’s Canadian Broadcasting Centre, in downtown Toronto. This year’s winners will be unveiled in Edmonton, Alberta at The JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada on Saturday, March 11 and The JUNO Awards Broadcast on Monday, March 13, broadcasting live on CBC.

Congratulations to ALL of the nominees (full list is available here). Let’s take a closer look at the classical nominees:

2023 Juno Awards Nominees
Classical Division

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SOLO ARTIST) I ALBUM CLASSIQUE DE L’ANNÉE (SOLO)

Winner of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition Warsaw 2021 Bruce Liu Deutsche Grammophon*Universal

Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 David Jalbert ATMA*Universal

La Zingarella: Through Romany Songland Isabel Bayrakdarian AVIE*Naxos

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin James Ehnes Onyx*PIAS America/The Orchard

Fables Philip Chiu ATMA*Universal

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (LARGE ENSEMBLE) I ALBUM CLASSIQUE DE L’ANNÉE (GRAND ENSEMBLE)

Clara – Robert – Johannes: Lyrical Echoes Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelley Analekta*F.A.B./The Orchard

Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Ensemble Caprice, Ensemble Vocal Arts-Quebec, conducted by Matthias Maute, featuring Karina Gauvin Leaf Music*Naxos

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen – Arvo Pärt: Symphonie No. 4, “Los Angeles” I Musici de Montréal, conducted by Jean-Marie Zeitouni ATMA*Universal

Viola Borealis Orchestre de l’Agora, conducted by Nicolas Ellis, featuring Marina Thibeault ATMA*Universal

Radiant Dawn: Music for Advent and Christmas The Elora Singers, conducted by Mark Vuorinen Independent

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SMALL ENSEMBLE) I ALBUM CLASSIQUE DE L’ANNÉE (PETIT ENSEMBLE)

Nagamo Andrew Balfour and musica intima Redshift*Independent

Hemsi: Chamber Works ARC Ensemble Chandos*Naxos/PIAS

Vagues et ombres collectif9 Alpha*Independent

Early Italian Cello Concertos Elinor Frey and Rosa Barocca, conducted by Claude Lapalme Analekta*F.A.B./The Orchard

De la cour de Louis XIV à Shippagan! Chants traditionnels acadiens et airs de cour du XVIIe siècle Suzie LeBlanc, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, Vincent Lauzer, and Sylvain Bergeron ATMA*Universal

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR I COMPOSITION CLASSIQUE DE L’ANNÉE

An Overall Augmented Sense of Well-being Anthony Tan Independent

Bestiary I & II Bekah Simms Centrediscs*Naxos

The Black Fish Keyan Emami Centrediscs*Naxos

Prayers for Ruins Nicole Lizée Analekta*F.A.B./The Orchard

Supervillain Études Vincent Ho Navona*Naxos

Elizabeth Bowman

Editor-in-Chief of Opera Canada from May 1, 2022 – May 15, 2024. Before moving to the editorial side, she was a publicist for opera singers, classical instrumentalists and arts organizations for over a decade. She says of her work: “It’s a lifestyle, not a job”.

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