And the 46th JUNO Award Nominees are…

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Canada’s 2017 JUNO Award Nominations were announced today. The nominees represent an impressive cross-section of the Canadian musical scene; of the four Classical music categories only Christos Hatzis’s Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation and Andrew Staniland’s Dark Star Requiem appear in more than one. A number of outstanding Quebecois and Quebec-based musicians and organizations are honoured this year, including Charles Richard-Hamelin, Matt Haimovitz, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Les Violons du Roy, Ana Sokolović, and Arion Orchestre Baroque.

Award winners will be announced during JUNO Week 2017, which runs March 27 to April 2 in Ottawa. The results will be live-streamed Sunday April 2 on CTV. Below are the nominees in the Classical categories. For a complete list of nominees click here.

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Janina Fialkowska – Schubert: Sonatas and Impromptus 
Matt Haimovitz – Overtures to Bach (Read our review here)
New Orford String Quartet – Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51 NOS. 1 & 2 
Stewart Goodyear – Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, OP. 71 TH14
Charles Richard-Hamelin – Beethoven, Enescu & Chopin: Works for Piano (Live) (Read our review here)

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Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir – Beethoven Symphony No. 9 
Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier, BBC Philharmonic – Poulenc: Piano Concertos & Aubade
Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers, Tanya Tagaq, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra –
Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation
Jan Lisiecki, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Schumann
Les Violons du Roy & Mathieu Lussier – Vivaldi: Concertos (Read our review here)

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano – L’Aiglon
Tapestry Opera, Gryphon Trio, Elmer Iseler Singers ­– Dark Star Requiem
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Sir Andrew Davis – Handel Messiah
Arion Baroque Orchestre, Alexandre Weimann – Bach: Magnificat BWV 243
Daniel Taylor, The Trinity Choir – Four Thousand Winter

Classical Composition of the Year

Christos Hatzis – Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation
Kati Agócs – The Debrecen Passion
Jordan Nobles – Immersion
Ana Sokolović – And I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses…or…what a glorious day, the birds are singing ‘halleluia’
Andrew Staniland – Dark Star Requiem


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Kiersten van Vliet was the Web Editor and an Editorial Assistant for La Scena Musicale from 2015–17.

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