Pianists Igor Levit and Kirill Gerstein among 2021 Grammy nominees

25 November 2020
By Ellie Palmer
Daniil Trifonov also among the nominations

The 63rd Grammy Award nominations are IN, and there are a number of pianists represented in several categories.

Kirill Gerstein (Adés: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra), Igor Levit (Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas) and Daniil Trifonov (Destination Rachmaninov - Arrival) have all been nominated in the BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO category. 

All three have featured on the cover of Pianist in recent years; Gerstein on issue 83, Levit on issues 84 and 112, and Trifonov on issue 79.




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Thomas Adés's composition for Gerstein is nominated for BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION.

Elsewhere, classical producer David Frost has been nominated for PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL thanks to his work on a number of albums including Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 9 (Jonathan Biss), and Schubert: Piano Sonatas, D. 845, D. 894, D. 958, D. 960 (Shai Wosner)

Producer Dmitriy Lipay has also been nominated in the same category. His work this year includes Yuja Wang's Must The Devil Have All The Good Tunes?


View the full list of nominees here.

Main image: ©Recording Academy GRAMMYs

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