56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees include two Estonian conductors Tõnu Kaljuste and Neeme Järvi and a composer Arvo Pärt.
The winners will be announced on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, Staples Center.
Kaljuste is nominated in two cathegories: the best opera recording – Kleiberg’s “David & Bathsheba” and the best choir performance – Arvo Pärt’s “Adam’s Lament” (performers: Tui Hirv, Rainer Vilu, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Latvian Radio Choir and Vox Clamantis).
Arvo Pärt is nominated in the best contemporary classical composition cathegory – “Adam’s Lament”.
Neeme Järvi is nominated in the best orchestral performance cathegory with Gothenburgh Symphony Orchestra and the best choral performance cathegory with the BBC National Chorus of Wales.
The nominee of the best classical producer of the year is the producer of ECM Manfred Eicher (Pärt’s “Adam’s Lament”), who has had close cooperation for years with Arvo Pärt, Tõnu Kaljuste and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir has won the Grammy Award in 2007 in the best choral performance with the CD “Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem”, conducted by Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi 2006).