Grammy Hope for Sinfonia Is a Massive Honour; Music Is Recognised on International Stage

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Grammy Hope for Sinfonia Is a Massive Honour; Music Is Recognised on International Stage


Byline: Michael Brown ? 0191 201 6342 ? m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk

STING has won 11 of them, Dire Straits four and even Brian Ferry was in the running in 1999.

But now Northern Sinfonia could also see their music recognised on the international stage after being nominated for a Grammy Award.

The orchestra, based at The Sage in Gateshead, is nominated in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category for it recording of Hans Gal's Cello Concerto, coupled with Elgar's Cello Concerto, with acclaimed cellist Antonio Meneses and conductor Claudio Cruz. It is the only concerto recording to be nominated for the award, with the others being solo instrumental pieces.

And according to Gramophone magazine the performance "could hardly be more eloquently served".

"The commanding Brazilian virtuoso Antonio Meneses surmounts every hurdle with ease and he is backed to the hilt by his compatriot Claudio Cruz at the helm of a notably alert Northern Sinfonia," it said.

Ros Rigby, performance programme director at The Sage Gateshead said she was very pleased that the orchestra was receiving such recognition, adding: "We are absolutely delighted that the only concerto recording to be nominated in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category in this year's Grammy Awards is the album released by AVIE featuring cellist Antonio Meneses, playing concerti by Gal and Elgar, with the Northern Sinfonia.

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